Can Gio (Vietnam)

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nature-medalRecognized as biosphere reserve by UNESCO in 2000, Can Gio in Vietnam is estimated that 25,000 hectare of land has not been used. With a huge area of 75,740 hectares, the forest boasts diversified variety of fauna and flora, which makes it an ideal place for those who are ardent lovers of nature (Binh Minh Water and Environment Co. Ltd., 2012). The Can Gio District has a totally natural area of 70,421 hectares, which is about one third of the city area. There are over 5,000 hectares of rice, fruit trees, plants and salt-producing areas. Features of the soil in Can Gio are affected by acidity and salinity and accounted for 56.7% of the district. Altogether, this creates a unique mangrove ecosystem.

The destination has publicly available guidelines concerning visitor behavior, which are clarified before the start of any visitor tour. These guidelines can also be found in the “Green Guide”, made by the Can Gio Mangro Biosphere Reserve Management Board. In addition, the destination has policies to protect natural area on basis of the UNESCO standards. What is more, the Can Gio Biosphere Reserve Management Board is working on a system to monitor the impact of tourism on sensitive environments and protect habitats and species.

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