Futian Mangrove Ecopark Education Centre

Region

Asia

Country

China

Flyway

East Asian - Australasian flyway

Initiative

WLI Asia

Centre name

Futian mangrove eco-park nature center

Name of organisation

Shenzhen mangrove conservation foundation

Funding support

government, company, foundation, public

Number of staff

9

Overall aims of the centre

Coastal wetland conservation.

Description of the centre

Futian mangrove eco-park is 38 hectare, it’s south area is a city park, and north area is a mangrove wetland ecosystem. Our education program include guild-walk about history of eco-park, bird watching. Clean up invasive species, Public funding education program. We also have exhibits about birds and mangroves. In 2016, there’re 10000 visitors. The visitor centre is under construction. The eco-park is in the centre of the city, between Mai po nature reserve and Futian mangrove nature reserve

Main CEPA work areas

We invite school students to come to our nature center, participate in bird wacthing and invasive species cleaning, to aware their sense of place and influce their environmental behair.

Top three successes

Public hands on paticipation program.

Place-baced education program.

Supported by government.

Top three challenges

Lack of biodiversity.

Lack of systematic self-guided interpretation.

Lack of place for children to play with nature.

 

Interpretation techniques

Creating signage; site information; Producing written materials; Developing nature trails

Visitor centres

Setting up a new visitor centre; Managing / creating habitat; Building / maintaining structures

Participation

Engaging young people; Engaging the local community; Working with volunteers

Education and communication

Delivering adult education; Working with primary schools; Lobbying / running campaigns; Working with secondary schools; Developing resources / materials

General

Auditing / assessing effectiveness; Running effective administration; Fund-raising; Project planning.

Hu Huizhe, No.508, Building Jinfeng, BlockA, Shangbu South Road,Futian District, Shenzhen, China. huhuizhe@mcf.org.cn  8675523832429

Website address:
www.mcf.org.cn

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