Nha Trang nature reserve may be operated by private firm

Last update 17:01 | 12/06/2017

The central province of Khanh Hoa is considering allowing a local private firm to preserve and operate its Hon Mun Nature Reserve, one of the most famous tourist destinations in the province.

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Tourists in Hon Mun 

Earlier in February this year, the provincial people’s committee agreed on Hon Tam Nha Trang Sea JS Company’s proposal to manage Hon Mun Nature Reserve. The company would also provide eco-tourism tours.

The company has co-operated with Australia’s Reef Ecologic to survey the condition of the reserve. Tiếp tục đọc

Scientists warn about danger to VN coral reefs

Last update 10:15 | 16/02/2017

VietNamNet Bridge – Coral reefs, which provide a habitat for aquatic creatures, are increasingly in danger because of human exploitation activities.

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Binh Dinh province has 134km of coastline with coastal waters surrounded by small islands and a diverse ecosystem comprising coral reefs, seagrass beds and aquatic animals.

The province is rich in aquatic resources with more than 500 fish species, 38 of which have high economic value. Pelagic fish accounts for 65 percent of total reserves, about 38,000 tons, while ground fish accounts for 35 percent of total reserves, or 22,000 tons.

The province has the fleet of 7,339 fishing boats with total capacity of 980,838 CV. The sea resources and biodiversity in the locality bring a comfortable life to local people.

However, Tran Van Phuc, deputy director of Binh Dinh Agriculture Department, said the environment and local biodiversity have been seriously degrading. Tiếp tục đọc