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Cheng-Long Wetlands is a developing wetlands of over 100 hectares located in rural Yunlin County, on the South-central coast of Taiwan. The Cheng-Long Wetlands are very close to the ocean (Taiwan Straits) and the climate is tropical with warm days and nights all year. There are several small villages nearby, and people here usually make their living from fish farms and agriculture. In the village of Cheng Long there is an elementary school with 75 children in grades 1 – 6 (about ages 6-12). In Cheng Long there is also a temple and several small shops, but it is a simple town with mostly a traditional life. The community is economically depressed now, and most young people leave to find jobs elsewhere. The Cheng Long Wetlands are beautiful expanses of shallow brackish water with lots of wildlife such as crabs, fish, etc. and water plants such as reeds. In a village that is close to Cheng Long there are many oyster farms with huge piles of white oyster shells.
Below is a map (coming soon) of Taiwan that will show you the location of Cheng Long Wetlands, Cheng Long village, the Taipei Taoyuan International Airport and the Chiayi High Speed Rail Station. Chiayi is the closest city to Cheng Long with a High Speed Rail Station. The Chiayi HSR Station is about one hour by car from Cheng Long. It is a little over one hour from the Taiwan international airport (Taoyuan International Airport) by the high speed rail system to the Chiayi HSR Station.
ChengLong Wetland, a land-subsidence area, used to be a rich and fertile field.
Now you can see that old wire poles and a little temple soak in the water.
The wetland was preserved by the Forestry Bureau,the supreme conservation authority in Taiwan, from 2005. It is now an important habitat of water birds.
Kuan Shu Educational Foundation is invited by the Forestry Bureau to help with the Environmental Education affairs of Cheng Long Wetland from 2009 summer. This is the ChengLong Wetland and the ChengLong village. A part of the wetland is dry during winter time.
In oder to understand the wetland, we do regular investigation every month.
The school children join our investigation after school. The colorful wall was painted by the school children.
This cormorant with a broken arm is observed by all the community. Children call him 'the president of the wetland'.
Biking is a good way to explore the communities around the wetland even though it is sometimes very windy.
It is about 5 mins by walk from the wetland to the Chenglong Elementary School. The school supports environmental education programs a lot.
We use many different ways to inspire community people to appreciate the wetland and become aware of the environmental issues in their surroundings. We are looking forward to seeing more new ideas and examples in other countries......
Hope the ChengLong Wetland could be a sweet and comfortable HOME for birds and everyone. Yes!! Let's make a difference for our wetlands and communities together!