Mai Po

Year Implemented

2018

Project Type

Regulated tidal exchange

Country

China

Location

Longitude

114.03541

Latitude

22.491286

Habitat(s) Created
  • Lagoon

  • Mudflat

  • Reedbed

  • Mangroves and Freshwater Habitat

Size

380 Hectares

Why Undertaken
  • Biodiversity Enhancement

  • Habitat Enhancement

  • Provide a Recreational Facility

  • Provide Fish Habitat

  • Other

Project Description Summary

Mai Po Marshes is a nature reserve located near Yuen Long in Hong Kong. It is part of Deep Bay, an internationally significant wetland that is actually a shallow estuary, at the mouths of Sham Chun River, Shan Pui River (Yuen Long Creek) and Tin Shui Wai Nullah. Inner Deep Bay is listed as a Ramsar site under Ramsar Convention in 1995, and supports globally important numbers of wetland birds, which chiefly arrive in winter and during spring and autumn migrations. The reserve has been managed by the World Wide Fund for Nature Hong Kong since 1983.

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