The Government has given a nod to the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment’s plan to register Tram Chim National Park in the Ramsar list of wetlands of international importance.

The national park, located in Tam Nong district, the Mekong Delta province of Dong Thap , is among the eight bird reserves in Vietnam .

With a system of swamps, grass-plots and criss-crossing canals, the 7,500 ha park is an ideal habitat for 231 species of birds, of which 12 species are listed in Vietnam’s Red Book of rare and threatened species, 130 species of plants, 100 vertebrates and 55 species of fresh water fish.

According to scientists, Tram Chim National Park meets eight out of nine standards of the Ramsar convention on wetlands./.