Cat Ba National park

Cat Ba National Park was established on March 31, 1986 according to Decision No. 79/CP of the Council of Ministers (now the government) including marine ecosystems, terrestrial forest ecosystems and mangrove ecosystems.

Cat Ba National Park covers 15,200 ha, including 9,800 ha of  forest and 5,400 ha of sea surface. In particular, the strict protection area of ​​800 hectares is the primary forest, the remaining 14,000 hectares is the ecological restoration.

Cat Ba is a special national park with a combination of different ecosystems: limestone forest ecosystems in the limestone mountains, wet highland ecosystems, mangrove ecosystems, marine ecosystems with inshore reefs, cave systems with distinctive habitat for bats and plantations located between valleys such as Khe Sau or communes along the valey.

Of which, the largest is the limestone forest ecosystem (about 9800 ha) with vegetation of tropical forest type and such as lowland and valley, sloping mountain forests, High, inland forest, The diversity of forest types have formed the richness of the fauna and flora of Cat Ba. There are 745 plant species here, up to 350 species are capable of being used as medicaments. And many species are in the rare list of protected species such as Podocarpus fleurii, Annamocarya sinensis, Flora of diverse species with 282 species, including 20 species of mammals, 69 species of birds, 20 species of reptiles, 11 species of amphibians. There are about 98 species of zooplankton, 196 species of sea fish, 177 species of coral ... In particular, this is the only one in the world of the white-headed langurs (Trachypithecus poliocephalus) - one of the five primate species of Vietnam is named in 25 species in the world in danger of extinction.

    Along with limestone forest, mangroves are a valuable resource in Cat Ba island. Mangrove forests are distributed mainly in the northwest of the island, with the largest natural parrot beach in Hai Phong. Common species here: Rhizophora mucronata, Parakeet (Bruguiera gymnorrhiza) ... The elevation of mangrove forest is 2-3 m, high density and good vigor. Mangroves are a good habitat for aquatic animals such as fish, shrimp, molluscs such as clams, snails, mussels ...; In particular, it is also home to waterfowl, migratory birds from the north such as: Centropus sinensis Stephen, Phalacrocorax carbo, Macropygia unchall, (Anas poecilorhyncha haringtoni) ...


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