A representative of the UNESCO on August 14th handed over the certificate recognizing Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park as the World Natural Heritage for second time at the opening ceremony of the Quang Binh Cave Festival in Dong Hoi City.


Addressing the ceremony, Katherine Muller-Marin, Head of the UNESCO Office in Hanoi, said that the park met two new criteria for world natural heritage: an outstanding example for on-going ecological and biological processes in the evolution and development of terrestrial, fresh water, coastal and marine ecosystems, flora and fauna; and containing the most important and significant natural habitats for in-situ conservation of biological diversity, including those containing endangered species of outstanding universal value from the point of view of science or conservation.

Located in Quang Binh province, the 123,326 hectare park consists of nearly 3,000 identified species of flora and more than 800 species of fauna, many of which are listed among the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)’s Red Book for endangered species in the world, including the Ha Tinh langur, the brown-shanked langur, and the white-cheeked gibbon.


Earlier, 19 agreements, worth VND 11 billion, had been signed to invest in the province.  

Source: SGGPO

Translated by Son Ca