Cu Lao Cham off the central coast of Viet Nam is one step
away from being declared a World Biosphere Reserve, the
Viet Nam UNESCO Committee has announced.
of eight small islands near the town of Hoi An, Quang
Nam Province covers 15 square kilometers of sea and
is well known for its ecological and scenic diversity.
Cu Lao Cham is home to a wide range of fauna and flora
in the forest and the sea, and many of the species are
listed as endangered.
There is also trace evidence of humans living there
3,000 years ago.