Details of this species in Cat Tien National Park
Occurrence: Established and expanding
Source: Tan Vy et al. 2003
Species Notes for this Location:
Management Notes for this Location:
Recommended management strategies for the park include: increased protection of the environment from illegal human activity, extend the control of M. pigra along the banks of the Dong Nai River than enter the Bau Sau Wetland Complex, establish annual checks for M. pigra, produce and distribute information on the weed to communities upstream of Cat Tien National Park and work with local authorities to organise large-scale eradication programmes. The importance of increasing public awareness of the threat the weed poses to native ecosystems is due to the fact that some local people are ignorant of the negative impacts of M. pigra and plant it as a green fence.
The park includes forest, grassland and wetland habitats, including the Bau Sau Wetland complex (which covers approximately 2500 hectares in the wet season). The wetlands are particularly rich in terms of aquatic and terrestrial flora and fauna. The diversity provides plentiful food sources for many different birds species associated with wetlands. Apart from food the wetlands also provide birds with a variety of roosting and nesting sites and permanent water sources.
Last Modified: 31/05/2006 3:41:29 p.m.