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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.[1] 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.[2] 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
Location South Vietnam
Nearest city Côn Đảo
Coordinates 8°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
Area 150,43 km²
Established 1993
Governing body People's Committee of Bà Rịa-Vũng Tàu Province

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