WIT Press

Restoration And Management Of Kuandu Wetland Of Taipei City, Taiwan

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/ECOSUD970221

Volume

22

Pages

10

Published

1997

Size

1,066 kb

Author(s)

Wen-Yan Chiau

Abstract

Kuandu, located in Taipei City, is a part of flood plain of Tamsui River as well as one of the major wetlands in Taiwan. Due to its unique location and special environmental characteristics, Kuandu has been and continues to be an important habitat of migratory birds in winter. However, concerns about the degradation of its environmental quality have been increasing during the past several years. In response these concerns, the government of Taipei City recently authorized NT $15 billion (US $535 million) to purchase this 55-hectare wetland for its better preservation and management. This action was deemed as the most important victory for the local green groups (e.g., Wild Bird Society of Taipei City), because they have fought for the preservation of Kuandu for more th

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