The Quang Ngai province has allocated 1.83 mln USD to support ecosystem recovery and biodiversity supervision, and step up the protection of the Ly Son Marine Protected Area (MPA) from 2018 to 2022.

The Ly Son Marine Protected Area, in the waters off Ly Son Island, 30km off the coast of Quang Ngai province, is the remains of eruptions from a dormant volcano.

The terrain of the island was structured from volcanoes millions of years ago, leaving landscapes with rocks, caves, cliffs, rock arches and a lake.

The area was home to 700 marine fauna species (coral reefs, fish, seaweed and crustaceans), of which 25 were endangered or in danger of extinction.-VNA