On May 22, the Mekong Delta province of Dong Thap held a ceremony to receive a certificate recognizing Tram Chim National Park as a Ramsar Site of wetlands of international importance.
At the event, Dong Thap authorities committed to join local people in stemming the progressive encroachment on and loss of the park now and in the future. The ceremony also recounts the efforts of Dong Thap authorities and people in the conservation and sustainable use of the sole wetlands left in the Plain of Reeds.
Tram Chim National Park, located in the Mekong Delta province of Dong Thap, is the fourth Ramsar Site in Vietnam, after Ba Be National Park in Bac Kan Province; Xuan Thuy National Wetland Reserve in Nam Dinh Province; and Bau Sau Wetlands in Cat Tien National Park. Tram Chim is well-known as a bird sanctuary with several rare birds listed in the Red Book.
Ramsar Site imsar Site s a title designated under Ramsar Convention, an international treaty for the conservation and sustainable utilization of wetlands, which aims to recognize the fundamental ecological functions of wetlands and their economic, cultural, scientific and recreational value. The title of Ramsar Site bestowed on Tram Chim National Park is a proof of its economic, cultural, scientific and recreational value.