Halong Bay Preservation
Halong Bay was recognized twice by UNESCO as a world natural heritage with the values of geology, geomorphology and natural diversity. However, Halong Bay biodivesity and natural seascape are damaged by the development of tourism and urbanization as well as the impact of sea level rise. Therefore, preservation is the problem that receives lot of attention from local government and international organizations.
As statistics, Halong Bay comprises nearly 2.000 islets in various sizes and severalmagnificent grottoes that are the outcome of tectonic process over millions of years. According to theInstitute of Ecology and Natural Resources, tropical forest ecosystem in Halong and Bai Tu Long has identified 477 species of magnolia, 12 species of ferns and 20 species of mangrove plants.