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Tram Chim National Park

The price of rice in Tram Chim National Park

Tram Chim National Park is an ornithological paradise. Spread over seven villages, this sleepy Vietnamese haven lies 19km east of the Mekong Delta in the ‘Plain of Reeds’ in Dong Thap province, a mere stone’s throw from the Cambodian border. Established as a provincial-level Natural Reserve in 1991 and a National Park in 1998 by governmental decision, Tram Chim provides the perfect home for over 200 types of wonderful birds. Tourists flock to the park to see the towering red-headed crane, a rare but beautiful bird which, at an impressive 1m 80cm high, stands taller than the average adult person. The park is also renowned for its mangroves, nurseries for marine life and the surrounding landscape of farming plots for rice and shrimp. …  

21 Aug 2014 | Article

Khao Sok National Park, Thailand

The lure of Thailand's sunken treasure

Khao Sok National Park, Thailand …  

19 Aug 2014 | Article

Huascaran National Park

Peru’s protected natural areas sustain both people and nature

Livelihoods, food and biodiversity are tightly interwoven in and around Huascarán National Park and other natural protected areas in Peru. …  

06 Aug 2014 | Article

Mt. Everest range view from Mt. Amadablam.

Protecting forests can save lives

Snow avalanches threaten people, towns and transport systems in many mountainous regions throughout the world. Growing scientific evidence now shows that forests have the potential to prevent avalanches from starting, which makes them a valuable means of protection with immediate impact. …  

06 Aug 2014 | Article

Swiss National Park, Switzerland

IUCN joins Switzerland to mark 100 years of its national park

Switzerland did not only celebrate its national day on 1 August 2014; it also marked the 100th anniversary of the Swiss National Park in the eastern part of the country. IUCN staff from the Global Protected Area and World Heritage Programmes made the trip from HQ to join the festivities and raise awareness of IUCN’s work on protected areas and related topics. …  

06 Aug 2014 | Article

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