Lo Go- Xa Mat National Park

Published:  10:08 Monday - July 16, 2012

Lo Go – Xa Mat National Park has a rich flora and fauna, especially the rare bird, in the western lowlands of the Southeast, mainly forest, the terrain fairly flat.

Covered about 18.765ha area, situated at 5-10m in hight over sea level, Lo Go – Xa Mat National Park is the region’s largest forest cover in the province of Tay Ninh divided into three zones. Particularly, the strict protection zone is 8.590ha, ecological restoration area: 10,080ha remaining administrative service areas.

Lo Go – Xa Mat vegetation mosaic of forest types between the semi-deciduous forest, deciduous forest on the narrow strip of lowland and evergreen forests along rivers and streams and mangrove forests. Near the border with Cambodia is a land of wide grassy marshes with sedge mats strabismus.

The flora is rich value such as legumes: water oil, oil sands, oil bottles, oil and her song, so dark, candle latex, some species have been named in the Red Book such as typing te, Christmas flavor, milk desert.

Bird fauna in this park is unique, in the wetland habitats have been recorded many species of rare water birds like giang sen, this old and small labels, pheasant feathers purple, red chicken cash, shots chach gray cheeks. In addition, Lo Go – Xa Mat also stop flying the red-headed crane species, the migratory routes of breeding sites in Cambodia. Lo Go-Xa Mat is recognized as one of the important bird areas in Vietnam.

The park boasts a mosaic of lowland evergreen forest area with a variety of wetland habitats, including seasonal flooded grasslands and forests, permanent lakes, and watercourses. Great efforts have been made to develop and preserve the fragile ecosystem, especially for several rare bird species.

It is not only an exciting tourist destination, but many researchers also come to the area to study the park and its animal inhabitants. According to researchers, Lo Go-Xa Mat supports important populations of Germain’s Peacock Pheasants (Polyplectron germaini) and Siamese Firebacks (Lophura diardi). The area serves  as a stop-over for Sarus Cranes (Grus antigone) migrating between the Mekong Delta and Northern Cambodia.



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