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Bai Tu Long recognised as ASEAN Heritage Park
  • | dtinews.vn, LD | May 20, 2017 09:14 AM
Bai Tu Long National Park in the northern province of Quang Ninh has been recognised as the 38th ASEAN Heritage Park.

The recognition was made by the ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity two years after the national park’s dossier was submitted to the centre.

 

Bai Tu Long National Park


According to Roberto Oliva, director of the ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity, Bai Tung Long was among the most unique national parks in ASEAN, with the three intact ecosystems of mountains, caves and sea.

Located in Bai Tu Long Bay area and adjacent to the World Natural Heritage Site of Ha Long Bay, Bai Tu Long National Park is seen as a biosphere treasure.

The park has a total area of 15,783 hectares, of which forests account for 6,125 hectares and the remaining area is for more than 80 islands. It is home to 1,909 species of flora and fauna, including 72 species and 30 plant species listed in the Vietnam Red Book.

Bai Tu Long has become the sixth Vietnamese national park acknowledged as the ASEAN heritage park behind Ba Be, Hoang Lien, Kon Ka Kinh, Chu Mom Ray and U Minh Thuong.

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