Ho Chi Minh City’s Can Gio reserve nominated as Ramsar site

August 22, 2023

The Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee has nominated Can Gio Biosphere Reserve in the namesake district as a Ramsar site, a wetland of international importance under the Ramsar Convention, according to the municipal administration’s dispatch recently sent to the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment. The Ramsar Convention is an international treaty signed in Iran’s Ramsar City in 1971, providing a framework for the conservation and effective use of wetlands and resources. The Can Gio Biosphere Reserve meets four out of eight criteria of a Ramsar site, according to the municipal People’s Committee. The Can Gio Biosphere Reserve is home to various rare species of animals which are listed as endangered, and acts as a stop for over 20,000 birds. It was recognized as Vietnam’s first international biosphere reserve by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization in early 2000.

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