Values of the Red River Delta world biosphere zone

Posted at: MONday - 20/10/2014 11:01 - post name: Cộng tác viên

 
Values of the Red River Delta world biosphere zone

The United Nation Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) on October 13, 2008 recognized the world biosphere reserve in Red River Delta provinces of Nam Dinh, Thai Binh and Ninh Binh, which owns high biological values.

 The Red River Delta world biosphere reserve cover a total area of 105,000 hectares with the population of 128,000 living in six districts including Thai Thuy and Tien Hai (Thai Binh province), Giao Thuy, Hai Hau and Nghia Hung (Nam Dinh province) and Kim Son (Ninh Binh province) with the centres are the Xuan Thuy National Park and the Tien Hai Nature Reserve.

The biosphere reserve is inhabited by various species of rare migratory birds. It is also the first biosphere reserve in Southeast Asia which is co-managed by three provinces, as recommended by the international community and expected by people.

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According to UNESCO research, there are around 200 species of bird, including 60 species of migratory birds, are living in the area. Many of them are in the world’s Red List including the platalea minors, which has a population of only a few hundreds in the world. The inhabitation of platalea minors makes the Xuan Thuy National Park different from other wetlands in the world. It is also one of the reasons why the Park was recognized the world’s Ramsar site, the first one in Southeast Asia.

The world biosphere reserve in the Red River Delta also own thousand-hectare mangrove forests and wetland, as well as alluvial grounds. Mangrove forests in this area are said to protect the sea dike and villages from storms and tide.

This is also the abundant supply of seafood and aquatic products, many of which have high economic values.

Sustainable reservation and development of the world biosphere reserve in the Red River Delta is an important task which has received due attention of the community, scientists, the Vietnamese government, and international organizations.

In the 2013-2018 period, the three provinces of Nam Dinh, Thai Binh and Ninh Binh are making every effort to increase the efficiency of the management of the world biosphere reserve in the Red River Delta, with a focus on maintaining sustainable livelihood and effective response to climate change.

Developing environment-friendly economy, including green economy, is considered one of the most effective measures not only to help reserve the area but also increase its value in the long-term.

Source: Vietnamplus

Translated by Dic

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