Centre name: Futian mangrove eco-park nature center
Name of organisation: Shenzhen mangrove conservation foundation
Funding support: goverment, company, foundtion, 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 vistor center is under construction. The eco-park is in the center 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 palce for children to play with nature.
Creating signage; site information; Producing written materials; Developing nature trails
Setting up a new visitor centre; Managing / creating habitat; Building / maintaining structures
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
Auditing / assessing effectiveness; Running effective administration; Fund-raising; Project planning.
Hu Huizhe,No.508,Building Jinfeng, BlockA,Shangbu South Road,Futian District, Shenzhen, China. firstname.lastname@example.org 8675523832429
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