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23/02/2020 - 15:36

Tam Giang - Cau Hai Wetland Nature Reserve to be established in Thua Thien Hue province

Tam Giang-Cau Hai lagoon system (in Thua Thien Hue province) is the largest lagoon system in Southeast Asia, located about 15km from Hue city, in the territory of four districts of Phong Dien, Quang Dien, Phu Vang, Phu Loc and Huong Tra town. It not only has a high value for resources and biodiversity, but also has an extremely important function in the ecological environment, playing a tremendous role in coastal natural balance and socio-economic development.

Tam Giang Lagoon. Photo: Nong Thanh Toan

On February 21, 2020, the Chairman of the People's Committee of Thua Thien Hue Province issued a Decision to establish this wetland nature reserve. Accordingly, the total area of ​​Tam Giang - Cau Hai wetland reserve is 2,071.5 ha, including the O Lau area (1,270.2 ha), the Con Te - Ru Cha area (187.1 ha) and 23 areas for protecting aquatic resources (614.2 ha). In particular, strictly protected subzone is 799.1 ha; ecological restoration subzone, 1,242.9 ha; and service - administration one, 29,5 ha.

With the establishment of Tam Giang - Cau Hai wetland nature reserve, Thua Thien Hue province, will minimize the impacts that reduce habitat quality, affecting the structure of ecosystem, biodiversity and aquatic resource. The establishment of this reserve also contributes to strengthening the resilience of ecosystems in the reserve, adapting to the natural fluctuations of the lagoon and to the climate change.

At the same time, it also preserves and restores the habitats, the specific and important ecological systems, biodiversity and aquatic resources of Tam Giang - Cau Hai lagoon, restoring and developing populations of wild and rare birds species, and developing O Lau area into a typical "bird sanctuary" of the region and the whole country.

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