coral reef resources in Ninh hai project document
Vietnam, with more than 3,200 km of mainland and island coasts facing the South China Sea and Gulf of Thailand, is an important reservoir of tropical marine biodiversity, sharing strong biogeographic affinities with neighboring countries at the global biodiversity centre. Coral reefs, mangroves and seagrasses are important habitats in coastal waters of Vietnam, playing important roles as reservoirs of biodiversity, for fisheries and tourist development in the coastal zone.
13 apr. 2010