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What's New
What's New
  Wetland Monitoring (updated: 21 July 2016)  

Based on the ecological monitoring findings, the Wetland Restoration Area (WRA) has provided a variety of habitats for different species. In the past six months, 43 bird species of conservation importance and/or wetland-dependent species were recorded within the WRA, including the three target species (Little Egret, Chinese Pond Heron and Eastern Cattle Egret), Eurasian Eagle Owl, Chinese Penduline-Tit, Baillon's Crake and a new breeding record of Common Moorhen Gallinula chloropus (Photos1 to 4). Survey findings indicated that the WRA not only provides important habitat for wetland-dependence birds but also for the terrestrial birds (e.g. Greater Coucal Centropus sinensis). The WRA is considered to be effective in acting as a buffer against potential disturbance impacts from the construction site and in providing suitable wetland habitats at the fringe of the Deep Bay ecosystem.

In order to promote a more integral and stable ecological system within the WRA, regular removal of invasive species, such as golden apple snails, red imported fire ant and Leucaena leucocephala is carried out.

The conditions of the WRA are improving towards the design intent and the requirements set out in the Environmental Permit. Photos 5 to 8 show the existing conditions of the WRA.
  Photo 1  Eurasian Eagle Owl (Bubo bubo) at WSW

Photo 2  Chinese Penduline-Tit (Remiz consobrinus) at WRA
Photo 3  Baillon's Crake (Porzana pusilla) at WRA
Photo 4 Common Moorhen Gallinula chloropus recorded within WRA
Photo 5  Established tall trees and shrubs
Photo 6 Cell 1 at WRA

Photo 7  Cell 2 at WRA
Photo 8  Cell 4 at WRA
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Last revision date: 2016/07/22