Tràm Chim National Park
|Tram Chi National Park|
Wetland at Tram Chim National Park
|Location||Tam Nông, Đồng Tháp, Vietnam|
|Nearest city||Cao Lãnh|
|Governing body||People's Committee of Đồng Tháp Province|
|Official name||Tram Chim National Park|
|Designated||2 February 2012|
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.
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.
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