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Taiwan's Wetlands of Importance

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Wetlands of National Importance

Menghuan Lake Wetland

Situated in Yangmingshan National Park, the wetland is a closed marsh lake, formed some 5600 years ago by slope landslides of a quake lake and by the formation of the original outlet. The lake depth can reach 1 m but is usually about 23 cm. More than 10 species of aquatic plants grow here including the well-known Isoetes taiwanensis. ...

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Danshuei River Drainage Wetlands

The wetlands cover eleven natural or artificial wetlands in the Danshui River basin. The site extends east to Danshui River’s tributaries, Lujiao River, Daan Creek and Sioulang Bridge at Sindian River and west to Danshui Estuary; both sides are bounded by dikes or bike paths. The ecosystem exhibits geographical and historical continuity, and its large contiguous area prevents habitat fragmentation. ...

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North-jetty of Port of Taipei Wetland

The wetland was formerly a coastal erosion site, but after the authorities constructed a 1.6-km breakwater at Port of Taipei in 1994, sand accumulated at the southern bank and formed this sandy intertidal area.. ...

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Wazihwei Wetland

The Wazihwei Nature Reserve includes dunes and mangroves. Many drought-resistant plant species grow on the dunes, including Imperata cylinadrica and Ipomoea pes-caprae. The mangroves are pure stands of Kandelia obovata. A number of species of herons and egrets live here as well.. ...

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Danshuei River Mangrove Wetland

The wetland is situated on the northern shore of Danshuei River, near Jhuwe, at Danshuei District in New Taipei City, and extends 5 km from the river outlet to the sea. As a meeting point of fresh water and salt water, Kandelia obovata thrives here, as do mudskippers, fiddler crabs, and water birds.. ...

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Guandu Wetland

The Guandu Wetland is a riverine estuary situated at the confluence of the Keelung and Tanshui Rivers. It is primarily a Kandelia obovata mangrove forest ecosystem. The wetland is a summer breeding site for herons, egrets, and rails, and a wintering area for migratory animals. The Guandu Nature Park is currently managed by the Taipei Wild Bird Society.. ...

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