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Heaven on Earth

Island Paradise

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The ocean around Con Dao Island (Ba Ria � Vung Tau Province) is a heaven for sea life and the splendid forest cloaks the land. This is ecotourism at its best.
Clean, smooth sand banks, blue sea, dolphins jumping and racing after boats, tropical almond trees swinging in a cool sea breeze, peaceful narrow roads, and forest covering most of the island, make Con Dao seem like heaven to visitors from far and wide.
Con Dao is one of the few places in Vietnam that is home to rare dugong, sea turtles, and dolphins, and to varieties of orchids found nowhere else in the country. In addition, the island has large and diverse coral reefs comparable to the most famous ecotourism spots in the region. This peaceful island district has 5,000 people whom nature seems to have created with kind hearted and generous characters and adventurous enough to choose the remote island as their home.
Con Dao was recognized as a nature reserve in 1984 and a national park in 1993. The total protected area of the park is 20,000 hectares, including 14,000 hectares of sea and 6,000 hectares of forest on 1 4 islands. There is also a buffer zone that is 20,500 hectares wide. Con Dao National Park encompasses oceanic and coastal ecosystems such as mangrove forests, coral reefs and sea grasslands. Over 1,300 species of sea animals have been identified here. The park is the most important egg-laying area in Vietnam for sea turtles. The island also has many precious animals, the most important being dugong (called �sea cows� by locals). Between late 1996 and early 1997, officials at the park counted 10 dugong in the sea surrounding the island. With high oceanic biodiversity, Con Dao is classified as one of the areas given optimum priority in the world's system of oceanic reserves.

One of the biggest contributors to preserving Con Dao is the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). Its Indochina program has focused sea preservation funds on Con Dao, including capacity building and protection of oceanic biodiversity for employees at the park and the local community, especially in protecting sea turtles and dugong. Since 1995, more than 300,000 baby turtles have been released to the sea and nearly 1,000 mature turtles have been tagged. WWF has also created conditions for Con Dao to meet partners in the country, the region and other parts of the world specializing in sea turtle protection. Arriving in Con Dao, tourists see big signs calling for protection of sea turtles and dugong.
The signs are in public places, hotels and tourist attractions. These help improve locals' and tourists, awareness of Con Dao's natural wealth. Le Xuan Ai, director of Con Dao National Park, said people used to catch turtles and collect turtle eggs that abound in the sand to use as food. Sea turtles used to be locals' dowry, with at least two needed for an engagement party. In Con Dao, tourists interested in diving can see coral reefs that are up to one kilometer long, with different colors and shapes, and schools of big fish chasing one another. On the national scene, Con Dao is set to become one of the top ecotourism spots. Visitors will arrive there to enjoy themselves in an intact natural environment and have a good time with dugong, sea turtles and dolphins playing freely around the island paradise.

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