A visit to Can Gio World Biosphere Reserve
Thursday, June 07, 2012
(VOV) - Can Gio mangrove forest, which was recognised by UNESCO in 2000 as the biosphere reserve, has attracted numerous local and foreign visitors for its distinct fauna and flora.
As the only coastal district of Ho Chi Minh City, Can Gio has a total area of 714sq.km, half of which is mangrove forest.
Can Gio has around 32,000 hectares of natural and planted forests, considered as the ‘green lung’ of the city and opening up great prospects for ecotourism.
It also has more than 200 species of animals, including 11 species of reptiles listed in the Vietnam Red Book. It boasts of 125 species of seaweeds, 69 species of fish, 24 species of amphibians, and 22 species of birds.
Covering 714sq.km, Can Gio is blessed with very rich biodiversity
Walking along the wandering paths of the mangrove forest
Walking through a suspension bridge into the reserve
The coastal habitat supports many species of monkeys, including baboons
Deers also have their own living space
Crocodiles are cross-bred in reserved areas
They are released back into the wild when they are grown
Can Gio bird sanctuary is an ideal destination for tourists
It is home to many endangered species of birds