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Taiwan's Wetlands of Importance

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Wetlands of Regional Importance

Sihchong Estuary Wetland

The wetland is located at southwest of Checheng Township. The estuary often silts, forming a creek without outlet. During the winter season, the wetland has strong winds and water seeps into the sea. Due to its year-round flow, the wetland is a major habitat for Septariidae.

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National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium Manmade Wetland

The wetland is located within the National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium in Checheng Township, Pingtung County. It includes freshwater grass marsh wetland, estuary, mudflats, mangrove forests, brackish water land, and saltwater wetlands.

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Shihlinger Mountain Wetland

The wetland is formed by both main- and sub-lakes. The main lake, with plenty of water in summer rainy season, often loses water at lower southwest corner and water leaks from sub-lake as well.

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Dongyuan Wetland

Donyuan Lake is formed by a water gate in the upper reaches of Mudan River. Due to within the Mudan Reservoir catchment area, rice farming was abandoned, and the land eventually evolved into water grassland.

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Guanshan Manmade Wetland

The wetland manages wastewater from the nearby Water Park, household sewage from communities at Hsinfuli River, water from rice paddies, and wastewater from livestock farming.

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Luanshan Lake Wetland

Luanshan Lake, 300 m above sea level, was a pond that the tribe dug out for water detention 50 years ago. Nowadays, completely equipped for water storage, the lake has become tourist attraction for ecological recreation and weekend activities. The wetland is presently managed by the Luanshan Township Community Development Association.

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