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 Plain of Reeds, Viet nam
Key biodiversity values
Site description The Plain of Reeds is a vast freshwater depression in the Mekong Delta. Two remnants of the Plain of Reeds, Tram Chim and Lang Sen will be the focus of activities at this demonstration site.
Biodiversity highlightsThe site supports over 60% of the regional population of the Globally Near-threatened Sarus Crane.
Habitats• Emergent vegetation
• Inundated forest
• Inundated grasslands
MammalsEurasian Otter Lutra lutra
Birds: Globally threatened and endangered species at the site.

• Oriental Darter Anhinga melanogaster
• Asian Openbill Anastomus oscitans
• Lesser Adjutant Leptptilos javanicus
• Black-headed Ibis Threskiornis melanoceplalus
• Sarus Crane Grus antigone
• Bengal Florican Houbaropsis bengalensis
• Grey headed Lapwing Vanellus cinereus
• Asian Golden Weaver Ploecus hypoxanthus

Reptiles: Globally threatened and endangered recorded at site• Asiatic softshell turtle Amyda cartilaginea
• Malayan Box turtle Cuora amboinensis
• Malayan snail eating turtle Malayemys subtrijuga
• Yellow-headed temple turtle Hieremys annandalii
AmphibiansNo surveys undertaken
Fish: Status and Globally threatened and endangered recorded at site.
40 species of fish have been reported from Tram Chim.
InvertebratesOver 140 invertebrate species