Futian mangrove nature reserve nature centre

Region

Asia

Country

China

Flyway

East Asian - Australasian flyway

Initiative

WLI Asia

About

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.

Work Areas

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.

Expertise

Interpretation techniques

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

Visitor centres

Managing / creating habitat; Running a visitor centre; 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.

Contact

ChenYang, No.508, Building Jinfeng,  BlockA, Shangbu South Road, Futian District, Shenzhen, China.

chenyang@mcf.org.cn

8675523832429

Website address: http://www.mcf.org.cn/