Phú Quốc Island. — Photo roughguides.com
KIÊN GIANG — The Mekong Delta province of Kiên Giang has adjusted the zoning of the marine protected area of Phú Quốc National Park on Phú Quốc Island.
Of the more than 40,909ha of the Phú Quốc Marine Protected Area, the strictly-protected zone covers more than 7,087ha, including some 6,658ha for seagrass conservation in the northeast of the island and nearly 429ha for coral conservation in the south.
The zone for ecological recovery covers more than 11,537ha, including some 11,363ha for seagrass ecosystem recovery in the northeast and 174.68ha for coral ecosystem recovery in the south.
There is also 1,212ha for seagrass and another 8,605ha for coral in the 9,817ha service-administrative zone.
A buffer zone of about 12,467ha has also been set up to minimise the impact of socio-economic activities on seagrass and coral conservation.
To promote conservation and tap the potential the protected area holds, Kiêng Giang authorities are perfecting co-operative models between the Phú Quốc National Park and related parties, with consideration given to using new technologies to recover ecosystems and resources and creating new livelihoods for local people.
Authorities are also stepping up communications to raise public awareness, developing aquatic breeding facilities, strictly managing fishing activities, and boosting environmental monitoring. — VNS