Dong Thap Province in the Mekong Delta organised a ceremony on Tuesday to receive the Ramsar Site certificate for Tram Chim National Park, making it the fourth Ramsar Site in Vietnam and the 2,000th in the world.
|A bird and a white lotus at the Tram Chim Ramsar Site (Photo: SGGP)|
Tram Chim National Park in Tam Nong District of Dong Thap Province is spread over an area of 7,313 hectares and has abundant flora and fauna species with over 130 species of vascular plants.
The park is also habitat to 231 species of water birds, 88 per cent of which can be seen there during the dry season, accounting for one-fourth of all the bird species in Vietnam.
Many bird species in the park have been listed as endangered and rare like the Big Cormorants, Painted Storks, Lesser Adjutants and the Sarus Cranes.
Tram Chim National Park to receive Ramsar Site certificate