Côn Đảo National Park recognised as ASEAN Heritage Park

April 29, 2023

BÀ RỊA-VŨNG TÀU — The Côn Đảo National Park off the coast of the southern province of Bà Rịa-Vũng Tàu received the ASEAN Heritage Park certificate at a ceremony held on April 28. The ceremony also celebrated the park’s 30th founding anniversary (March 31, 1993 - 2023)The Côn Đảo National Park covers more than 15,000ha, including over 6,000ha of land and 9,000ha of sea. Meanwhile, the sea turtle conservation programme implemented here over the last 30 years has helped recover the population of the rare green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas). Besides, the Côn Đảo National Park was listed as an ASEAN Heritage Park thanks to not only its unique marine biodiversity but also rich historical and cultural values. At the ceremony, the park was also granted with a certificate of merit from the Prime Minister for its achievements in turtle conservation.

The source of this news is from Vietnam News