Provincial Department of Culture, Sport and Tourism has announced
that the ceremony of recognizing
Con Dao National Park as Ramsar Site (Wetlands of International Importance)
will be held on Nov 1st 2014.
The ceremony will take place at Center of Culture, Information and Sport of Con
Since the beginning of year,
Secretary Board of International Ramsar Convention recognized Con Dao National
Park is one of 2.203 wetlands of International Importance. Con Dao National
Park has been being the 6th Ramsar
Site in Vietnam with 4 scarce flora and fauna systems.
Locating at the center of Con Dao
Island, Con Dao National Park is about 80 km far away from the Southern Sea of
Vietnam. In 1995, Con Dao National Park was added to the list of Global Representative System of Marine
Protected Areas. This Island is also the major district that has to be
protected according to Vietnam Action Plan of Biodiversity Protection approved
by Prime Minister. According to Mr. Tran Dinh Hue, Deputy Director of
Management Board of Con Dao National Park, there are more than 4.000 hectares
of forest. This area is equivalent to 81% of total area of floating island and
belongs to the reserved region. Management Board of Con Dao National Park
recorded over 1.000 species of tracheophyta, 44 species of plants that were
discovered for the first time at islands. Besides, people discovered 29 species
of animal, 85 species of bird and 46 species of reptile and frog. Although the
quantity of species was not many but the density of animal population was very
high. The bird community at Con Dao, in particular, has not been researched
comprehensively but many scientists affirmed that Con Dao has many scarce birds
which can’t be founded in other localities of Vietnam such as Nicoba pigeon,
tropical birds, masked boody and Pied Imperial-pigeon.
|Con Dao Island
The marine ecosystem of Con Dao
National Park is rich with mangrove swamp forest, coral reef and sea grass.
There are about 31 hectares of mangrove swamp forest at Con Dao Island with 46
species of plants living surrounding Lady Island, along the Bay Canh Island’s
Western coastal beach and along Southern, Northern coastal beach of Con Son
island. The coral reef of Con Dao Island which is about 1.000 hectares in width
is one of the most ancient coral system in Vietnam that is scattered
Besides, Con Dao National Park is
the ideal tourist site for visitors and researchers who want to discover the
island’s mangrove forest ecosystem and scarce animals and plants. Tourists can
get more information about marine projects and sea species preservation such as
turtle preservation programs, coral growth and valuable sea animals breeding.
Translated by T.T