Tràm Chim National Park

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Tram Chi National Park
IUCN category II (national park)
Đồng cỏ và chim nước.jpg
Wetland at Tram Chim National Park
Location Tam Nông, Đồng Tháp, Vietnam
Nearest city Cao Lãnh
Coordinates 10°43′30″N 105°31′00″E / 10.72500°N 105.51667°E / 10.72500; 105.51667Coordinates: 10°43′30″N 105°31′00″E / 10.72500°N 105.51667°E / 10.72500; 105.51667
Area 75.88 km2
Established 1998
Governing body People's Committee of Đồng Tháp Province
Official name Tram Chim National Park
Designated 2 February 2012
Reference no. 2000[1]

Tràm Chim National Park is a national park in the reed fields Đồng Tháp Mười, Tam Nông District, Đồng Tháp Province of Vietnam. This national park was created to protect several rare birds, especially the sarus crane (Grus antigone), a species listed in the IUCN Red List.

History[edit]

In 1985, Tram Chim was established by the provincial government as Tram Chim Afforestation and Fishery Company with the goals of planting cajuput, exploiting aquatic resources, and preserving the Dong Thap Muoi area. In 1986, the sarus crane was found here. In 1991, Tram Chim became provincial-level natural reserve to protect subspecies of the saurs crane Grus antigone sharpii. In 1994, the reserve became a national natural reserve by the decision Circular 4991/KGVX. The protected area covers 7,500 hectares (29 sq mi). In September 1998, the area was adjusted to 7,588 hectares (29.30 sq mi). In 1998, this area became Tram Chim National Park by the governmental decision 253/1998/QĐ dated December 29, 1998.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tram Chim National Park". Ramsar Sites Information Service. Retrieved 25 April 2018.