National park attracts Sarus Cranes
  • | Tuoi tre | March 19, 2011 06:19 PM

National park attracts Sarus CranesAfter carrying out a World Wildlife Fund-sponsored hydrology plan, Tram Chim National Park in the southern province of Dong Thap is seeing Sarus Cranes return in large numbers.

90 have landed at the park this month, compared with only 63 in February and 67 last March, Nguyen Van Hung, the national park’s director said.

Hung said two reasons explained the renewed attraction of the park to Sarus Cranes.

The Hydrology Management Project sponsored by the World Wildlife Fund and Can Tho University has improved the park’s ecosystem.

In the past, to prevent forest fire, water levels were kept too high, destroying grass and fish, a source of shelter and food for Sarus Cranes.

Dong Thap Province has also assigned over 100 soldiers to protect the park, which has reduced poaching and forest burning.

Occupying an area of 7,000 hectares, Tram Chim National Park is the representative of the Mekong Delta’s wetland ecosystem and a safe haven for Sarus Crane in dry seasons.

It is home to 231 bird species, including 16 rare ones.

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