Tram Chim National Park

Tram Chim National Park

Tram Chim National Park is a national park in Dong Thap Muoi, Dong Thap Province. This national park is created to protect several rare birds, epecially Sarus Crane (grus antigone), a specy listed in Red Book.

History

In 1985, Tram Chim was established by the provincial government as Tram Chim Afforestation and Fishery Company aimed at planting cajuput and exploitation of aquatic resourses and also preserve the original Dong Thap Muoi area. In 1986, the sarus crane was found here. In 1991, Tram Chim became provincial-level Natural Reserve to protect crane (Grus antigone sharpii). In 1994, the reserve became a national natural reserve by the decision Circular 4991/KGVX. The protected area covers 7,500 ha. In September 1998, the area was adjusted to 7588 ha. In 1998, this area became Tram Chim National Park by the governmental decision 253/1998/QĐ dated December 29 1998.

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