Saving the wetlands and a home for cranes
In the last few years, more Sarus cranes, a threatened species, have been spotted returning to the wetlands in Kiên Giang Province. The restoration of the wetlands, the last extensive remnant of a lepironia grass ecosystem in the Mekong River Delta, has been ongoing for decades. The Phú Mỹ Conservation project, begun in 2006, has played a major part in preserving the local habitat for Sarus cranes, and has helped locals earn a living by making handicrafts from lepironia. Văn Châu reports.