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Taiwan's Wetlands of Importance



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Jhubei Lianhua Temple Wetland

Boundaries:

The wetland is situated at north of Lianhua Temple, the border of Jhubei and Hsinfeng at Fengbiweishan.

Introduction:

The stratum is composed primarily by barren sandstones, mudstones, shale, non-sticky red soils, gravels, sands and clays. Due to an abundance of underground water, there are caved-in valleys and, small marshes fostering numerous carnivorous aquatic plants.

Ecological resources of importance:

Carnivorous plants in the wetland include Indian Sundew, Burmann's Sundew, Spoon Leaf Sundew, and Bladderwort. The wetland is the only home of Indian Sundew in Taiwan. Animals include fireflies, river crabs, toads, and frogs.

Rare and valuable species:

N/A

Endangered species:

N/A

Other species needing protection and conservation:

N/A

The wetland's current status and potential threats:

Due to development since 1997, the wetland has suffered a shortage of underground water, destruction of wildlife habitats, and invasion by arid plants, which have replaced native carnivorous plants.

Organizations involved in supporting the wetland:

The Society of Wilderness; The Society of Wilderness, Hsinchu Branch.

Number:
TW043

Name:
Jhubei Lianhua Temple Wetland

Category:
Inland natural wetland

Area:
1 ha

Administrative area:
Jhubei City, Hsinchu County 120o57'41"E, 24o52'41"N

Legal position:
N/A

Management Authority/Agent:
Hsinchu County Government