Kien Giang to determine nature reserve

Vietnam can establish a replacement nature reserve for the conservation of cranes within the Mekong Delta province of Kien Giang.

The Phu My Nature reserve was planned as a part of the province’s conservation project funded by the International Crane Foundation (ICF).

The reserve can comprise three,270 hectares of Giang Thanh District—2,800 hectares of which can embody fields of Lepironia articulate (a wetland grass) in Phu My Commune.

Le Van Hong, chairman of Kien Giang Province Union of Friendship Organizations, said that ICF’s US$500,000 project has saved one,000 hectares of natural Lepironia articulate fields in Phu My and attracted variety of Sarus Cranes back to their natural habitat.

The large non-migratory wading bird is found in elements of the Indian Subcontinent, Southeast Asia and Australia.

The Sarus Crane is that the longest of the flying birds and has been thought-about an iconic species of open wetlands. it’s listed as “vulnerable” by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature.

The project began late 2004 and can continue till 2012.

The loss and degradation of wetlands threatens various species in Vietnam—a downside that has been compounded by serious chick loss caused by the illegal wildlife trade, consistent with ICF.

Lately, the organization claims that agricultural growth continues to play an increasingly massive role within the downside.

Vietnam currently has fifty eight nature reserves and eight UNESCO-recognized biosphere reserves.

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