|Raising aquatic products on the Tam Giang Lagoon in Phú Vang District. — VNA/VNS Photo Hồ Cầu|
THỪA THIÊN-HUẾ — The Tam Giang-Cầu Hai Wetlands Nature Reserve has been founded following a decision by chairman of the Thừa Thiên-Huế People’s Committee Phan Ngọc Thọ.
The reserve will cover more than 2,000ha, of which the strict protection area will be nearly 800ha, the ecological restoration area will be more than 1,240ha and the services and administration area will be nearly 30ha.
The reserve foundation aims to restore the habitats and important ecological systems, biodiversity and aquatic resources, while developing the number of wild and rare birds.
Tam Giang-Cầu Hai is considered the biggest lagoon in Southeast Asia, according to the provincial people’s committee.
It not only has a high value in terms of natural resources and biodiversity, but also plays an important role in the ecological environment, coastal natural balance and socio-economic development.
The wetlands area covers five coastal districts of Thừa Thiên-Huế Province including Phong Điền, Quảng Điền, Phú Vang, Phú Lộc and Hương Trà. — VNS