Dong Thap works to preserve bio-diversity in agriculture hinh anh 1Red-headed cranes spotted at the Tram Chim National Park (Photo: VNA)
Dong Thap (VNA) – Preserving and developing bio-diversity in agriculture production and wetlands have been a priority of the Mekong Delta province of Dong Thap over the years.

The province has surveyed eco-systems to identify the specific areas and species of plants and animals that should be preserved, including lotus, water lily, cajeput trees, bamboo and other indigenous plants, especially rice varieties.

Vice Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Huynh Minh Tuan said that the province is also focusing on developing animal husbandry, aquaculture and plants in the Dong Thap Muoi (Plain of Reeds) area in the Tram Chim National Park, and some other eco-tourism sites.
Dong Thap works to preserve bio-diversity in agriculture hinh anh 2A rice paddy (Photo: VNA)
Fish and other aquatic species, for example, were often released into the wild on public holidays. The province releases more than 2 million fish of various species into the wild each year.

At the same time, focus will be on the reproduction of indigenous plants and animals that have high value, and the use of advanced techniques in agricultural production to promote bio-diversity, thereby raising public awareness of the work and sustainable bio-diversity in agriculture production.

Dong Thap is also stepping up the building travel tours in tandem with environmental protection./.