The administration of Ho Chi Minh City has proposed the ministry to issue guidelines that will enable the city to complete the necessary procedures and work for the nomination of the Can Gio Biosphere Reserve as a Ramsar site. The Ramsar Convention is an international treaty signed in Iran in 1971, which provides a framework for the conservation and effective use of wetlands and resources. The Can Gio Biosphere Reserve meets four out of eight criteria of a Ramsar site, and it boasts the uniqueness of a natural wetland. The reserve is home to various rare and endangered species of animals and serves as a stop for over 20,000 birds. Additionally, it provides a favorable habitat and reproduction place for diverse fish species. Covering a mangrove area of nearly 35,000 hectares, the Can Gio Biosphere Reserve contributes to socio-economic growth, environmental protection, and stability for residents in the city and neighboring localities. It was recognized as Vietnam’s first international biosphere reserve by UNESCO in 2000. The expected recognition of the Can Gio Biosphere Reserve as a Ramsar site will help Ho Chi Minh City expand its cooperation with local and international partners in wetland management. Vietnam aims to have 13 Ramsar sites by 2025, and currently has nine recognized wetlands. Among these are Xuan Thuy National Park, Bau Sau Wetlands and Seasonal Floodplains, Ba Be National Park, Tram Chim National Park, Mui Ca Mau National Park, Con Dao National Park, Lang Sen Wetland Reserve, U Minh Thuong National Park, and Van Long Wetland Nature Reserve. Don’t forget to like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter to get the latest news about Vietnam!