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Ca Mau preserves, develops forests

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Ca Mau has undertaken numerous measures to develop forests (Source: VNA)

Ca Mau (VNA) – The southernmost province of Ca Mau has actively devised comprehensive measures to preserve and develop its 92,000 ha of concentrated forests.

Focus has been put on publicity campaigns to enhance the awareness of forests protection among communities while improving forest management.

Efforts have also been undertaken to better forests planning and development by 2020, and to plant more forests, particularly cajuput and coastal protection forests.

Enterprises have been encouraged to invest in production forest planting and wood processing factories for exports.

Management of mangrove forests, including coastal protection forests, has been strengthened with focus on fire prevention and salt intrusion.

The locality has also made planning on residential areas in the forests, to ensure stable living condition for local residents while protecting and developing the forests.

Ca Mau is home to 92,000 hectares of concentrated forests, accounting for 77 percent of the Mekong Delta region’ forest coverage.

The province’s forest coverage includes 54,000 hectares of mangrove in
Nam Can, Ngoc Hien, Dam Doi and Phu Tan districts; and the 37,000-ha U Minh Ha cajuput forest that spreads across U Minh, Tran Van Thoi, and Thoi Binh.

U Minh Ha National Park was recognised by UNESCO as one of the three core zones of the Ca Mau World Biosphere Reserve in June 2009.

Mui Ca Mau (Ca Mau Cape) National Park was recognized as one of the world Ramsar site.-VNA
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