Futian mangrove nature reserve nature centre
The reserve is 368 hectare, it’s a mangrove wetland ecosysterm. In 2016, there’re 6636 visitors. The nature center is in the west of the nature reserve. The nature reserve is in the center of the city,just opposite of MaiPo nature reserve.
Name of organisation: Shenzhen mangrove conservation foundation
Funding support: Government, company, foundation, public
Number of staff: 3
Number of visitors per year: around 10,000 visitors
Overall aims of the centre
Coastal wetland conservation
Description of the centre
Futian mangrove nature reserve is 368 hectare, it’s a mangrove wetland ecosystem. Our education program includes guided walks about mangrove, birds and tidal creatures. We also have exhibits about birds and mangroves. In 2016, there were 6,636 visitors. The nature center is in the west of the nature reserve. The nature reserve is in the center of the city, just opposite of MaiPo nature reserve.
Main CEPA work areas
We invite school students to come to our nature center, participate in bird watching and invasive species cleaning, to aware their sense of place and influence their environmental behaviour.
Top three successes
Self-guided nature trails.
Place-based education program.
Supported by government.
Top three challenges
Too much management (include border forces ).
Habitat is not good enough.
Human resource shortage.
Creating signage; site information; Producing written materials; Developing nature trails
Managing / creating habitat; Running a visitor centre; 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.