Futian Mangrove National Nature Reserve






East Asian - Australasian flyway


WLI Asia-Oceania


Name of organisation

Guangdong Neilingding Futian National Nature Reserve

Funding support


Number of staff


Number of visitors per year


Overall aims of the centre

To strengthen biodiversity conservation and ecological restoration in the reserve, increase investment in scientific research and monitoring, public education, maintenance of facilities and equipment, etc., and through the implementation of various activities, the awareness of the public on the protection of the natural environment has been significantly enhanced and the biodiversity in the reserve has increased, so as to realise convergence with the international advanced nature reserves in terms of management, and to become an international example of the harmonious coexistence between the city and the wetland.

Description of the centre

Futian Mangrove National Nature Reserve is located on the north-eastern coast of Shenzhen Bay, with an area of 367.64 hectares, and together with the Mai Po Wetland in Hong Kong, it forms the internationally renowned Back Bay Wetland. The main objects of protection are mangrove wetlands and waterbirds. In 2022, Futian Mangrove Forest was included in the list of Wetlands of International Importance.
Futian Mangrove Wetland has 20 species of mangrove plants of 9 families and 272 species of birds recorded. Every year, nearly 100,000 long-distance migratory birds stop, feed and overwinter here, which is an important "transit station", "resting place" and "petrol station" on the East Asia-Australia migratory corridor. refuelling station" on the East Asia-Australia migratory corridor.

Work Areas

Main CEPA work area

Wetland restoration, fishpond habitat modification, research and monitoring, public education.

Top three successes

Be a Nature Observer - Dual Teacher Classroom
Children's Poetry Writing in Mangrove Lecture Theatre
Mangrove Science Popularisation Activities for Primary and Secondary School Students in Futian District

Top three challenges

The ecosystem is vulnerable to disturbance from neighbouring urban development.
Limited access to protected areas
Few interactive facilities


Interpretation techniques

Producing written materials; Developing nature trails

Visitor centres

Managing / creating habitat;  Building / maintaining structures


Working with volunteers

Education and communication

Early years education; Delivering adult education; Working with primary schools; Working with secondary schools


Running effective administration


Hu Liu Liu, 1 Mangrove Road, Futian District, Shenzhen, Guangdong, China szmangrove@126.com

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