Four more Vietnamese sites recognized as ASEAN heritage parks
Vu Quang National Park
The parks are Vu Quang National Park in Ha Tinh Province, Bidoup Nui Ba in Lam Dong Province and Lo Go-Xa Mat in Tay Ninh Province, while Ngoc Linh Nature Reserve in Kon Tum Province rounds off the list.
Vu Quang National Park in central Vietnam is still off the beaten track but is home to many rare species such as the saola and giant muntjac.
Bidoup Nui Ba National Park is around 50km from Da Lat City in the Central Highlands and is an ideal place for trekking and camping overnight.
Lo Go-Xa Mat National Park in southern Vietnam boasts lowland evergreen forests and a variety of wetland habitats, including seasonal flooded grasslands and forests, permanent lakes and watercourses.
Ngoc Linh Nature Reserve in the Central Highlands spreads over 41,420 hectares, and is considered one of Vietnam’s four major biopersity treasures.
To achieve such recognition, they had to meet criteria: maintenance of ecological processes and life support systems; preservation of genetic persity; guarantee of sustainable utilisation of species and ecosystems; and a wilderness area with scenic, cultural, educational, research, recreational and tourism values.
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