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  1. Credit: Nicole Wong, Patrick Ho, Chan Kai Yiu WWF Freshwater and Wetland Conservation Programme Mai Po Multiplex pre-visit activity

  2. Mai Po geographical location • Northwestern N.T. Yuen Long District • Close to Shenzhen Pearl River Delta Deep Bay Mai Po

  3. Photo by Hong Kong Government Mai Po’s milestones 1920 1940 1975 1976 1984 1995 • Brackish paddy field • Gei wai • Mai Po became a “Restricted Area” • Mai Po became a “SSSI” • Mai Po Nature Reserve set up • Mai Po and Inner Deep Bay was • designated as a Ramsar Site

  4. The BEST of Mai Po in Hong Kong • Located at the largest plain • The largest piece of wetland • The highest diversity of wetland • The largest area of mudflat,mangrove, gei wai, fishpond and reedbed

  5. The BEST of Mai Po in Hong Kong • The highest number and species of waterbirds • The only tradition gei wai shrimp farming industry • The largest amount of freshwater fish production • The only terrestrial nature reserve require a permit to access • Over 26,000 people joined WWF’s wetland education programmes every year

  6. What are Wetlands? • They are unique and important ecosystems • Either natural or man-made • Water depth below 6m at low tide • It can be steady or flowing water • Water can be fresh, brackish or salty Coastal Areas Water cultivation area Streams Reservoirs

  7. Mai Po environment Mudflat Mangrove

  8. Mai Po environment Gei wai Fishpond

  9. Mai Po environment Reedbed

  10. Mai Po environment Freshwater wetland

  11. Mai Po environment Fairview Park

  12. Questions to be answered • You are going to join a programme called Mai Po Multiplex. What do you expect to see in Mai Po Nature Reserve? • What are the values of Mai Po in terms of environmental, cultural and economic aspects?

  13. DOs and DON’Ts  • Keep quiet • Respect wildlife • Follow the instructions of Education Officers/WWF staff X • Disturb wildlife • Leave any litter • Pick up any plant/animal, no matter it’s alive or dead • Touch wildlife and their droppings “Take only photographs, leave only footprints”