Name of organisation
Tianfu National Wetland Park
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
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.
Creating signage; site information; Developing nature trails
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.
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