Tianfu National Wetland Park






East Asian - Australasian flyway


WLI Asia


Name of organisation

Tianfu National Wetland Park

Funding support


Number of staff


Number of visitors per year


Overall aims of the centre

Great farmland and wetland experience;

Combination of eco-agriculture and wetland conservation;

The leader of nature education in Chinese wetland

Description of the centre

Location: Huaqiao economic development zone, Kunshan City

Size of site: 779.54 ha

Types of habitats and species supported:

Mostly artificial wetlands (farmland), rivers and lakes. Such habitats can support waterfowl, fish and insects.

Featured programs: (waterfowl) habitats management, non-point source pollution control, nature education programs of wetland

Work Areas

Main CEPA work area

Cooperate with the local schools to promote nature education; Motivate local residents to create and manage habitats; Start a citizen scientist project to evoke public awareness of environmental protection.

Top three successes

Restored a desertification land into a waterfowl habitat. Because of the help of external teams.

Converted agro-facilities into scientific popularization venues. Because of absorbing advanced ideas and the help of external teams.

Established a professional team to manage scientific popularization and research. Because we realized that staff training is the foundation of everything.

Top three challenges

Coordinating the relationship between agriculture and wetlands, control agricultural non-point source pollution, which is complex in sources, involving changes in traditional agricultural production methods

Restore fragmented habitats, an unavoidable issue between social development and environmental protection

Habitat management is even more important than habitat construction. Without a professional management team, it is difficult to maintain the normal operation of the habitat. Good habitat management is related to personnel, funds and policy making.


Interpretation techniques

Creating signage; site information; Developing nature trails

Visitor centres

Managing / creating habitat; Building / maintaining structures


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

Education and communication

Early years education; Delivering adult education; Working with primary schools; Working with secondary schools; Developing resources / materials


Auditing / assessing effectiveness; PR and marketing; Running effective administration; Project planning.


# 888 Yanhu avenue,
Huaqiao economic development zone,
Kunshan City,
Jiangsu province,


Name: Yaping Tang


Phone: +86-0512-36871755



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