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Can Gio Mangrove Biosphere Reserve, Ho Chi Minh City

Designated in 2000, Map

    The Can Gio area once supported natural mangrove
forest but this was almost fully destroyed by herbicides
during the Second Indochina War. ...more...




Cat Tien Biosphere Reserve in Dong Nai, Song Be, Binh Phuoc and Dac Lac Provinces

Designated in 2001, Map

Cat Tien National Park supports a variety of habitat
types, including primary and secondary lowland
evergreen forest dominated by species in the

Cat Ba Archipelago Biosphere Reserve (Cat Ba Biosphere Reserve), Hai Phong City

Designated in 2004, Map


Cat Ba National Park borders Ha Long Bay World Heritage Site, and is part of the resource base for an expanding tourism industry.Tourism now makes a significant contribution to the local economy, and many visitors to Cat Ba and  more...


Provincial Trans-boundary Coastal Wetland Biosphere Reserve in Red River Delta (Red River Delta Biosphere Reserve), Thai Binh and Nam Dinh Provinces

Designated in 2004, Map



Xuan Thuy National Park is situated in the coastal
zone of the Red River Delta, at the mouth of the main
channel of the Red River, known as the Ba Lat river.
The site comprises three islands and intervening areas
of intertidal mudflats. Ngan island, the largest island,
consists mainly of aquacultural ponds more...



Kien Giang Biosphere Reserve, Kien Giang Province

Designated in 2006, Map


Dugong is common name of a marine mammal that distributes in marine water of Indian and Pacific Oceans and lives based on seagrass. This animal also has the linkage to mermaid legend, which tells that mermaid can sing melodiously and fascinate sailors who were on long journey in the sea.



western Nghe An Biosphere reserve, Nghe An Province

Designated in 2007, Map

Saola Pseudoryx nghetinhensis, Annamitic Striped Rabbit Nesolagus sp.nov. and White/Buff-cheeked Gibbon Hylobates leucogenys/gabriellae. In addition, unconfirmed records were made of a further four Indochinese endemics: Giant Muntjac Megamuntiacus

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Cu Lao Cham - Hoi An Biosphere Reserve

Designated in 2009, Map



Mui Ca Mau Biosphere Reserve

Designated in 2009, Map