OCT wetland






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A Star Wetland Centre!

Recognised in 2022 as a Star Wetland Visitor Centre. Find out more.

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Name of organisation

OCT Wetland

Funding support

Enterprise (Overseas Chinese Town, OCT Group)

Number of staff


Number of visitors per year

The wetland hosted 59,217 visitors in 2018, 56,286 visitors in 2017 and 48,753 visitors in 2016.

Overall aims of the centre

Objective: the OCT wetland will be built into a model for the protection and restoration of coastal wetlands in the center of the city through comprehensive protection, scientific restoration, fine management and ecological education.

Vision: to become an international advanced demonstration base for public participation in ecological protection and nature education.

Description of the centre

Location: Nanshan District, Shenzhen, Guangdong
Province, China.

Size of site: 68.5ha
Types of habitats and species supported:
coastal wetland, Mangrove Wetlands, Mudflat, Wetlands.

The main objects of protection:
Migratory birds, Black-faced Spoonbill, herons, night
herons, black-winged stilt, Pied Avocet, Greenshank"shoveller, wigeon.,etc

Featured programs:
Wetland management
Natural education
Migratory birds conservation

Work Areas

Main CEPA work area

├čased on ecological restoration and ecological protection, OCT Wetland, adhering to the principle of "one classroom, one set of teaching materials, one volunteer teacher of environmental protection", set up a natural school, with natural experience as the core, and work edging with environmental volunteer teachers to develop diversified courses for different ages and seasons. A series of 29 series of educational courses, in cluding eco-guided tours, nature FUN classes and bird classes, have been developed. Through natural education activities and public welfare activities, the OCT Wetland sets up an open public welfare platform for all sectors of society to practice ecological and environmental protection actions, and create a management model of "government-Ied, enterprise management and public participation", practice corporate social responsibility and promote the construction of ecological civilization. Field-based offline experience activities, feature course setup and reconciliation system construction, combined with ecological exhibition hall display function for navigation and reconciliation.

Top three successes

In August 2011 , the State Oceanic Administration awarded the "National Coastal Wetland Restoration Demonstration Projct" to the Overseas Chinese City Wetlands, affirming the innovation and achievements of the Overseas Chinese City Wetland in the areas of coastal wetland restoration and management system, and the overseas Chinese city wetland scored the first project in China to receive this award.

In December 2015, the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Environmental Protection awarded the Overseas Chinese City Wetland "National Social Practice Base for Environmental Education in Primary and Secondary Schools" to affirm the innovation of the Overseas Chinese City Wetland Sanatorbet In nature education. Since the establishment and operation of the Wetland Natural School of Overseas Chinese City, adhering to the "three ones" model of operation, in which dedication, friendship, mutual assistance, progress of the environmental protection volunteer teachers, has been encouraged and learned by all parties in society.

OCT Wetland Nature School, for its outstanding contribution slot son in natural education, community service, public welfare platform construction, ecological protection, etc., has been widely concerned by the community and widely recognized by the public, has won a number of honors from the Ministry of Housing and Construction, has won the "National Primary and
Secondary School Environmental Education Social Practice Base", awarded the "Chinese Habitat Environmental Example Award".

Top three challenges

1. Changes In the natural environment.

The wetland of Overseas Chinese City, which was originally the coastline of Shenzhen Bay, has been developed and developed to form today's wetlands, and after taking over, the Overseas
Chinese city has carried out five years of comprehensive management with the principle of "protection, restoration and promotion".

2. By the impact of the urban environment.

OCT Wetland situated in the central area of Shenzhen, is
surrounded by bustling scenic spots and commercial areas. And the surrounding area in the sound, light to bring a lot of pressure to the creatures here. The OCT Wetland upholds the
concept of "a natural state of nature", maintaining the habitat in the park and preserving a tranquil habitat for the creatures in the middle of the city.

3. The effects of the water system. Before the restoration of the wetlands in OCT was greatly affected by the surrounding sewage, the water environment of the wetlands was optimized by such projects as pollution interception and water diversion in Shenzhen Bay with the support of the government part


Interpretation techniques

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

Visitor centres

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


Working with disabled people; Engaging hard-to-reach groups; Engaging young people; Engaging the local community; Working with volunteers

Education and communication

Early years education; Working with primary schools; Lobbying / running campaigns; Developing resources / materials


Auditing / assessing effectiveness; Running effective administration; Health and safety


NO.2008 Binhai Avenue,
Shahe Street,
Shenzhen City,
Guangdong Province,

Name: OCT Wetland
E-mail: 1342495641@qq.com

Website: shidi.octbay.com


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