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Learning about biodiversity at Hong Kong Wetland Park

The Hong Kong Wetland Park is a great facility to teach the young and old alike about environmental issues. The park is a conservation, education and tourism complex, located at the northern part of Tin Shui Wai, in Yuen Long. It is comprised of a visitor center, the Wetland Interactive World, and a 60-hectare Wetland Reserve.

There are themed exhibition galleries which showcase the importance of wetland on biodiversity, civilization and conservation. Visitors can learn more about the native flora and fauna of Hong Kong through the animals and models displayed in the Living Wetland Gallery, such as False gharial, mouse deer and green turtle.

The Wetland Reserve consists of re-created habitats designed for water fowls and other wildlife. The Wetland Discovery Centre, located in the Wetland Reserve, provides visitors more hands-on experience on local wetlands. Other facilities include Stream Walk, Succession Walk, Mangrove Boardwalk and three Bird Hides situated next to the fish pond, mudflat and riverside, leading visitors to venture habitats of wildlife such as Fiddler Crab, Mudskipper and the rare birds such as Black-faced Spoonbills which are also nearing extinction.

Hong Kong Wetland Park Photo Gallery

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