Mon. Jul 4th, 2022

Mui Ca Mau (Ca Mau Cape) National Park in the southernmost province of
Ca Mau received the certificate recognizing it as the 2,088 th world
Ramsar site at a ceremony on April 13.

As one of
the three main areas of the UNESCO-recognised Ca Mau Cape Biosphere
Reserve, the Ca Mau Cape National Park covers 41,862 hectares, including
15,262 hectares of land and 26,600 hectares of coastal areas in
low-lying saline land.

Encompassing Dat Mui, Vien An
and Dat Moi communes in Ngoc Hien district, the national park is home
to 93 species of birds, 26 species of mammals, 43 species of reptiles,
nine species of amphibians, 233 fish species, including many that are
rare.

Ca Mau Cape National Park is the fifth Ramsar
sites in Vietnam, together with Xuan Thuy Natural Wetland Reserve in the
Red River Delta province of Nam Dinh, Ba Be Lake in the northern
mountainous province of Bac Kan, Bau Sau in Cat Tien National Park in
the southern province of Dong Nai and Tram Chim National Park in the
southern province of Dong Thap.

Speaking at the
ceremony, Director of Ca Mau Cape National Park Tran Quoc Tuan pledged
to better preserve the Ramsar site in combination with community
development.

He proposed that the State should
continue to put forth policies to help local people improve their living
standards, as well as measures to limit migration that may harm the
park’s natural resources.

Tuan also suggested the
provincial People’s Committee and competent agencies invest in
infrastructure, scientific research and eco-tourism development in the
park to create favourable conditions to preserve its biodiversity.-VNA

By vivian