Mangrove Foundation

Region

Asia

Country

China

Flyway

East Asian - Australasian flyway

Initiative

WLI Asia

About

Name of organisation

Mangrove Foundation

Funding support

government, enterprises, foundation & public

Number of staff

44

Number of visitors per year

2018: 18,386
2019: 28,533
2020: 19,685

Overall aims of the centre

Vision: Living Wetlands, Sustainable Future
Value: Integrity, Charity, Collaboration, and Embraces Changes.
Mission: For a sustainable and abundant future of human and wetlands, we are dedicated to:
1. Promoting active wetland management and biodiversity in wetlands;
2. Advancing the establishment of wetland education centers, connecting people and wetlands;
3. Facilitate wetlands with high ecological values to be designated as protected areas.

Description of the centre

Location:
No. 508, Building Jinfeng, Block A, Shangbu South Road, Futian District, Shenzhen, China
Mangrove Foundation
Size of site: none
Types of habitats and species supported:
Coastal wetlands for migratory waterfowls in EAAF and native wildlife in Shenzhen Bay.
Featured programs:
1. three-hour environmental education activities for students during school day (about mangrove, birds, etc.)
2. ecological monitoring for adult volunteers (about Leopard Cat, birds, and invasive plants, etc.)
3. citizen science activities for students, adult volunteers, and donors (about invasive plants)
4. conservation action for volunteers and donors (about invasive plants, migrating birds, clean the mangrove mudflat)
5. guided tour for publics (in the XIX International Botanic Congress Memorial Park, about mangrove conservation, invasive plants, etc.)
6. Hands-on workshop on wetland education center building for wetland reserves.
7. Mangrove conservation training for mangrove wetland reserve staff.

Work Areas

Main CEPA work area

C: activities for celebrating traditional holidays and conservation related science popularization days;
E: activities for students, donors and ordinary public.
P: conservation activities for students, donors and ordinary public.
Reception: visit from government units, enterprises and peers.
Trainings for school teachers and educators from wetland protected areas.
Online Activities: live broadcasts on public welfare platform, online nature journals contest and exhibition.

Top three successes

1. three-hour environmental education activities for students during school day (about mangrove, birds, etc.)
2. publication of Wonder of Wetland.
3. Completion of China’s first Guide and Manual for building wetland education center.

Top three challenges

1. Connect wetland education with school education, engage students, teachers and schools with activities of different levels.
2. Sustain fundraising structure, engage more individual donors and apply for programs on public welfare platform.
3. conserve native wildlife and migratory waterfowls, engage institutes and wetland peers.

Expertise

Interpretation techniques

Creating signage; site information; Producing written materials; Using audio-visual tools; Developing nature trails

Visitor centres

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

Participation

Working with disabled people; 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; PR and marketing; Running effective administration; Health and safety; Fund-raising; Project planning.

Contact

No. 508, Building Jinfeng, Block A, Shangbu South Road, Futian District, Shenzhen, China
Mangrove Foundation

E-mail: zengzhuo@mcf.org.cn

Website
www.mcf.org.cn

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