Status and Trends of Biodiversity
Vietnam has 15 terrestrial eco-regions and sub-eco-regions and 3 marine eco-regions. Among the “200 Global Eco-regions,” five are priority eco-regions. Ecosystems range from mountain to lowland, river basins, lakes, coastal lagoons, ocean and islands. Wetlands are found in many parts of the country but mainly in the Mekong and Hong river deltas... More »
Number and Extent of Protected Areas
126 protected areas, with 2 Ramsar sites, 4 Biosphere Reserves and 2 pilot marine protected areas, covering a total of 2,541,675 ha and accounting for 7.6% of the total land area.
Percentage of Forest Cover
The total forest area is 12.3 million ha, with 10 million ha of natural forest and 2.2 million ha of plantations.