The Conference 2016 Field trip

Field trip location

Field trip:




A one day field visit to Can Gio Mangrove Forest will be organized on Oct. 29th, 2016, Saturday. Professional guides will give information during the trip. Those who wish to attend the trip should register and pay the fee by 5.00 pm on October 10th, 2016.



Can Gio Biosphere Reserve is a wetland located 40 km southeast of Ho Chi Minh City. This reserve has been listed the biosphere reserve by UNESCO. The site is an important wildlife sanctuary in Vietnam as it is characterized by a wetland biosystem dominated by mangrove and many rare species. The forest's area is 75,740 ha, with over 150 botanical species.



The major habitat types found at Can Gio are plantation mangrove, of which there is about 20,000 ha, and naturally regenerating mangrove, of which there is about 7,000 ha. Moreover, a total of 18 mollusc, 27 crustacean, 45 fish and three amphibian species have been recorded at the site. Saltwater crocodiles used to live in the wild here and now are living in protected area. Also, Dugong have been reported to occur seasonally in seagrass beds at the site, although these reports have not been confirmed. The intertidal mudflats and sandbanks at the biosphere reserve are an important habitat for migratory shorebirds.



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