THE MINISTRY OF NATURAL RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENT
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SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF VIET NAM
Independence - Freedom – Happiness
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No. 18/2004/TT-BTNMT
Hanoi, August 23, 2004
 CIRCULAR
II. CLASSIFICATION OF WETLANDS
Wetlands mean areas permanently or temporarily submerged in water, running or stagnant, fresh, alum, saline or brackish. Wetlands are classified into coastal wetlands and inland wetlands.
1. Coastal wetlands
Coastal wetlands are
2. Inland wetlands
Inland wetlands are areas submerged in fresh or brackish water, including:
Part II
CONSERVATION OF WETLANDS
I. CONSERVATION CRITERIA

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1. The identification of wetlands for conservation under the provisions of Article 1 of the Government's Decree No. 109/2003/ND-CP of September 23, 2003 on conservation and sustainable development of wetlands (hereinafter called Decree No. 109/2003/ND-CP) shall be based on the following criteria:
c/ Being areas where are regularly present over 20,000 water birds or over 1% of the global or regional population of any breed or species;
2.Wetlands which satisfy one of the criteria prescribed at Point 1 of this Section and have over 50% of the area of the natural eco-system shall be zoned off for conservation.
 

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