Peter Morris and Sacha Dench from Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT) visited Guandu Nature Park on the afternoon of September 16th 2017. They started with a tour around the Park while discussing the Park and its history. Then the conversation moved towards issues faced with running a center within such an urban city while maintaining a natural environment.
At one of the ponds, while watching a Common Moorhen move away from its nest, Peter commented on the fact Common Moorhens are found in Slimbridge as well and it’s so interesting to see the same species after you traveled half way around the world. This brings home the idea that wetlands, wildlife and people are interlinked, and that this is also what connects people across the world and work together to ensure their protection.
After a quick tour around the Park, Peter and Sacha sat down with the staff from various departments at the Park for some discussion. The topics ranged from habitat management, environmental education, marketing, to the different projects and events going on within Guandu Nature Park, such as the 19th Taipei International Birdwatching Fair happening between October 21st-22nd and the Guandu International Nature Art Festival starting October 1st till the end of the year.