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Hsinchu City Coastal Wildlife Refuge

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Information

Date of foundation June 8, 2001
Date of rectification September 23, 2004
Area( hectare ) 1600
Primary Object for Protection River and coastal ecosystems and the areas’ wildlife, such as birds 
Scope of Administration To the north, it includes the Keya River mouth (including the areas near Jinchen Lake River); to the south, it includes the Wuming Ditch (between Hsinchu and Miaoli); to the east, the coastline (as defined by the borderlines); to the west, the subtidal line (excluding Haishan Fishing Port, Hsinchu Municipal Landfill, and the would-be Keya Sewage Treatment Plant).  
Authority in-charge-of Hsinchu City Government

The tidal flat, ranges 13 km long and 2 km wide, is the largest wetland in Northern Taiwan, and the largest habitat for fiddler crabs, recorded over 40 species and 400,000,000 in quantity. Hsiangshan Wetland breeds the largest flock of Mictyris brevidactylus, numbered over 250,000,000. The gathering of hundred millions of Mictyris brevidactylus in the tidal flat after the ebb tide in March is the grand occasion of Hsiangshan Wetland. With over 274 species of birds, exceeding half of the total number of species in Taiwan, Hsiangshan Wetland is listed as Major Wetland and Waterfowl Refuge in East Asia.
Visit counts:2033 Last updated on:2016-07-13