Mangrove Conservation Foundation, one of our 2018 twinner organization, has launched a new project to set up Wetland Education Centres across China in partnership with the Wetland Conservation and Management Office of the National Forestry and Grassland Administration, the Paulson Institute and the Lao Niu Foundation.

“The project, due to run for three years, will draw on national and international best practice, including from Mai Po Nature Reserve in Hong Kong, Guandu Nature Reserve in Taiwan and Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve in Singapore as well as wetlands in Japan, Korea and Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust reserves in the UK (partner twinner to the Shenzhen Mangrove Conservation Foundation).
The objectives of the project include : a standard system for wetland education centres in China, build three to five demonstration wetland education centres within three years and a professional network for wetland education centres in China and to provide support for the establishment and development of further wetland education centres.
This project will help build and strengthen public awareness about the value of China’s remaining coastal wetlands and underpins the recent announcement by the Chinese government to ban all further commercial land reclamation along the coast.”

Text from “Valuing Wetlands in China” at

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