Project Description

Communes with Highest Pollution Load identified from calculations of the Industrial Pollution Projection System (IPPS) are shown in conjunction with the location of remaining natural and critical natural habitats, as defined by BirdLife Indochina. While critical natural habitats as the Vinh Cuu and Nam Cat Tien National Parks are upstream of these communes, the Mangrove area of Can Gio is downstream, receiving all the streams which pass the communes previously, thus being seriously threatened by their releases. Emissions to air potentially pose a threat to upstream protected areas as well.

Source of map’s statistical information: Pollution Load Ranking – ICEM 2004 (General Statistics Office (2004) and IPPS); Critical Natural Habitats – BirdLife Indochina.