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Taiwan's Wetlands of Importance



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Jhunan Manmade Wetland

Boundaries:

The wetland is situated at northern Jhonggung Estuary; it extends north to Coastal Forest Park at Changchun excluding sanitary landfill, south to Jhunan tide-break levee, and east to Expway 61.

Introduction:

The wetland was originally a natural wetland at Jhonggung Estuary with Kandelia obovata mangrove planted by local residents. There has been a plan to construct a landfill and then fill it in with soils. The Manmade wetland, funded by the Public Construction Commission, was established in 2003.

Ecological resources of importance:

Plants in the wetland include Kandelia obovata, Myoporum bontioides, Paper Mulberry, China Berry-tree, Sea Hibiscus, Round-leaf Chest-tree, Bayhops, Knotgrass, and Tall Reed.

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:

N/A

Organizations involved in supporting the wetland:

Miaoli County Government.

Number:
TW045

Name:
Jhunan Manmade Wetland

Category:
Coastal Manmade wetland

Area:
9 ha

Administrative area:
Jhunan Township, Miaoli County 120o50'06"E, 24o40'24"N

Legal position:
N/A

Management Authority/Agent:
Miaoli County Government