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Environmental efforts begin to take flight

Update: October, 14/2013 - 08:05
Several rare bird species, even some listed in Viet Nam's Red Book, have returned to forests and nature reserves in the Mekong Delta province of Hau Giang thanks to environmental improvements.—Photo 24h

HAU GIANG (VNS)— Several rare bird species, even some listed in Viet Nam's Red Book, have returned to forests and nature reserves in the Mekong Delta province of Hau Giang thanks to environmental improvements.

According to forest rangers and experts from the Institute of Tropical Biology in HCM City, the bird sanctuary recently welcomed many new species of birds.

Since August 2011, about 4,000 individuals from over 30 species have come to the garden. These include painted storks, darters and Asian open-bill storks, which have all been listed in the Red Book.

With about 5,100 hectares of forestland and 2,500 hectares of forests, Hau Giang is home to 71 species of terrestrial animals and 135 species of birds, in addition to many types of fish, reptiles and amphibians. — VNS

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