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Solutions for a living planet Credit: Nicole Wong, Patrick Ho, Chan Kai Yiu WWF Freshwater and Wetland Conservation Programme Mai Po Multiplex pre-visit.

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

2 Solutions for a living planet Mai Po geographical location Deep Bay Pearl River Delta Mai Po Northwestern N.T. Yuen Long District Close to Shenzhen

3 Solutions for a living planet Photo by Hong Kong Government Mai Po’s milestones 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 Solutions for a living planet 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 Solutions for a living planet 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 AreasWater cultivation areaStreamsReservoirs What are Wetlands?

7 Solutions for a living planet Mai Po environment Mudflat Mangrove

8 Solutions for a living planet Mai Po environment Gei wai Fishpond

9 Solutions for a living planet Reedbed Mai Po environment

10 Solutions for a living planet Mai Po environment Freshwater wetland

11 Solutions for a living planet Mai Po environment Fairview Park

12 Solutions for a living planet 1.You are going to join a programme called Mai Po Multiplex. What do you expect to see in Mai Po Nature Reserve? 2.What are the values of Mai Po in terms of environmental, cultural and economic aspects? Questions to be answered

13 Solutions for a living planet 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 ”


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