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Mai Po Marshes

Road Test: Mai Po Tour

My children are too young for hiking and Hong Kong's beaches are now too cold to visit, so a trip to the Mai Po wetlands seemed a good way for them to enjoy the outdoors and learn something, too.

Sunday, 30 December, 2012, 2:06pm

Shrinking Shenzhen mangrove forests poses threat to migratory birds

The dramatic shrinking of Shenzhen's mangrove forests over the past three decades poses a threat to the many migratory birds that visit Hong Kong's Mai Po Nature Reserve each autumn, winter and spring, experts in both cities warn.

28 Nov 2012 - 4:04am

City lights throw rare firefly off his game

If you think your love life is tough, spare a thought for the poor Maipo bent-winged firefly.

The insect, a species only recently discovered and unique to Hong Kong, emits flashes of light to attract a mate.

But the firefly's call may get drowned out by the light from 2,000 flats that a property developer hopes to build near its habitat at Mai Po.

29 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Developer seeks delay in wetlands planning bid

A property developer has asked for a delay in submitting its planning application for a housing project near the Mai Po reserve, amid mounting public concern over the development's environmental impact.

7 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Heavy traffic on flight path

Excited birdwatchers observed a record number of migratory birds at the Mai Po nature reserve this winter.

But the rare black-faced spoonbill, whose presence has attracted enthusiasts from around the world to the wetland, was fewer in number.

10 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Government must do more to protect Mai Po's rare visitors

Hong Kong is small and densely populated. It has been called many things, including a concrete jungle.

26 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Putting youth in touch with nature

Underprivileged children in Tin Shui Wai and Yuen Long will have a chance to get close to nature, thanks to WWF Hong Kong and Operation Santa Claus (OSC).

WWF is planning a trip to the Mai Po Nature Reserve for the children, with funding from OSC.

2 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Call of the wild

Would you recognise a leopard cat if it crossed your path? Or an otter? Mai Po Nature Reserve's 'nature interpreters' do not guarantee you'll see either of these creatures if you join their night safari, but you might.

16 May 2010 - 12:00am

Birdwatchers raise HK$1m for Mai Po

A birdwatching competition has raised nearly HK$1 million to improve the environment of the city's major bird haven.

25 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

New winter homes

A year-long project to renovate a special pond for migratory birds at the Mai Po Nature Reserve has been completed.

The reserve is managed by environmental organisation WWF.

Construction began last summer on one of 13 estuary ponds, or gei wai, to provide better environment for waterbirds staying in town during migration seasons.

19 Nov 2009 - 12:00am