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Taiwan's Wetlands of Importance



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Ecological Park of Toucian River

Boundaries:

The wetland is situated at upper reaches of the left bank of Toucian River. It extends east to Chudong Bridge and west to Formosa Highway Bridge.

Introduction:

The wetland is located at Toucian river basin at Chudong with many functions such as river management, water purification, waterfront landscape and ecological education.

Ecological resources of importance:

Species of animals include Motacilla alba, Tringa hypoleucos, Black-crowned Night Heron, Little Egret, Black Drongo and Macrobrachium asperulum. Plants include Melia azedarach and Ludwigia octovalvis.

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:

Toucian River and its tributary Daping River are lack of flow at the end of winter and may be drying up.

Organizations involved in supporting the wetland:

Environmental Protection Bureau, Hsinchu County Government.

Number:
TW044

Name:
Ecological Park of Toucian River

Category:
Manmade wetland

Area:
492 ha

Administrative area:
Zhudong Township, Shinchu County 121o05'59"E, 24o44'17"N

Legal position:
Protected area of water quality and quantity

Management Authority/Agent:
Environmental Protection Bureau, Hsinchu County Government