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Côn Đảo National Park

Côn Đảo National Park (Vietnamese: Vườn quốc gia Côn Đảo) is a natural reserve area on Côn Đảo Island, in Bà Rịa-Vũng Tàu Province in coastal southeastern Vietnam.[2] The park includes a part of the island and the surrounding sea. The national park is characterized by a diverse ecosystem. Many species of corals and especially the sea turtles, dolphins, and endangered dugongs are found here.[3] In 2006, a delegation of UNESCO Vietnam representatives surveyed the area and concluded that the park is eligible to be a natural-cultural mixture World Heritage. The Vietnamese government is preparing necessary documents to submit to UNESCO soon. A controversial paved road project had been proposed by the local government but was finally rejected by the national government following protests from environmental activists. In 2017 the work on the road finally started and is still under constriction (02/2018).

Con Dao National Park
IUCN category II (national park)
Côn Đảo National Park.jpg
LocationSouth Vietnam
Nearest cityCôn Đảo
Coordinates8°41′30″N 106°38′00″E / 8.69167°N 106.63333°E / 8.69167; 106.63333Coordinates: 8°41′30″N 106°38′00″E / 8.69167°N 106.63333°E / 8.69167; 106.63333
Area150,43 km²
Governing bodyPeople's Committee of Bà Rịa-Vũng Tàu Province
Official nameCon Dao National Park
Designated18 June 2013
Reference no.2203[1]

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  1. ^ "Con Dao National Park". Ramsar Sites Information Service. Retrieved 25 April 2018.
  2. ^ "Con Dao National Park". Retrieved December 8, 2011.
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