Mekong Giant Catfish Habitats Protected

6 March 2012, at 12:00am

VIET NAM - A project costing US$340,000 has been started to protect the habitats of aquatic creatures in the Lang Sen Wetland Reserve in the southern province of Long An, according to HCM City National University's Institute of Environment and Natural Resources.

The project, funded by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), is aimed at preserving and restoring the ecosystem of aquatic creatures, particularly fish species from the Mekong River such as the giant barb and the Mekong giant catfish. It will run until the end of 2014, reports VietNamNews.

A foreign agency has committed to invest more than $100,000 to protect the wetland reserve.