Mui Ca Mau World Biosphere Reserve
Mui Ca Mau has been recognized as a World Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO, located in the districts of Ngoc Hien, Nam Can, Phu Tan, U Minh, Tran Van Thoi, Ca Mau province.
Mui Ca Mau Biosphere Reserve has an area of 371,506 hectares with 3 zones: core zone of 17,329 hectares, buffer zone of 43,309 hectares and transition zone of 310,868 hectares. The core zone is divided into three smaller areas: strictly protected sub-regions of the Mui Ca Mau National Park, U Minh Ha National Park and the western coastal protection corridor.
The primeval forest succession system on alluvial soil, the transition system of characteristic ecosystems from mangroves under tidal regime into seasonal freshwater melaleuca forests, marine ecosystems are the reproduction and nursing region of natural shrimp breeding and aquatic species for the whole Eastern and Western coast of Mui Ca Mau and Thailand Bay. It offers many unique ecosystems, of which each contains rich organism resources and geological resources of high conservation value. The characteristics of wetland ecosystems here are typical for the coastal ecological region; therefore, Mui Ca Mau Biosphere Reserve has become an ideal destination of scientific research and ecotourism for tourists.
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