An event themed “Welcome Vietnamese migrant birds” has taken place in Tram Chim National Park in the Mekong Delta province of Dong Thap, with the aim of promoting people’s awareness of local migrant birds and their migrating season.

Jointly held by the park, Birdlife International, the British Trust for Ornithology, the Wildlife Tourism Co. and the Vietnam Nature Centre on November 30, the event also called for the conservation of birds and the habitats on which they depend.

In Vietnam, migrant birds account for more than 60 percent of the local bird population.

According to Director of Tram Chim National Park Nguyen Van Hung, the park is now home to 231 species of birds, including 32 rare ones, particularly the red-headed crane, listed in the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s Red List.

The park boasts a rich biodiversity that earned it the recognition as the world’s 2,000 th Ramsar site in 2012.-VNA