Mui Ca Mau (Ca Mau Cape) National Park in the southernmost province of Ca Mau received the certificate recognizing it as the 2,088 th world Ramsar site at a ceremony on April 13.

As one of the three main areas of the UNESCO-recognised Ca Mau Cape Biosphere Reserve, the Ca Mau Cape National Park covers 41,862 hectares, including 15,262 hectares of land and 26,600 hectares of coastal areas in low-lying saline land.

Encompassing Dat Mui, Vien An and Dat Moi communes in Ngoc Hien district, the national park is home to 93 species of birds, 26 species of mammals, 43 species of reptiles, nine species of amphibians, 233 fish species, including many that are rare.

Ca Mau Cape National Park is the fifth Ramsar site in Vietnam, together with Xuan Thuy Natural Wetland Reserve in the Red River Delta province of Nam Dinh, Ba Be Lake in the northern mountainous province of Bac Kan, Bau Sau in Cat Tien National Park in the southern province of Dong Nai and Tram Chim National Park in the southern province of Dong Thap.

Speaking at the ceremony, Director of Ca Mau Cape National Park Tran Quoc Tuan pledged to better preserve the Ramsar site in combination with community development.

He proposed that the State should continue to put forth policies to help local people improve their living standards, as well as measures to limit migration that may harm the park’s natural resources.

Tuan also suggested the provincial People’s Committee and competent agencies invest in infrastructure, scientific research and eco-tourism development in the park to create favourable conditions to preserve its biodiversity.-VNA