Saturday, November 28, 2009

Jackie Chan Wetland

Ok this is probably one of those coincidences of names but it is somehow very appropriate that a village named 'Jackie Chan' or more accurately [成龍] would be involved in saving the environment by creating a wetland ecological park for migratory birds.

When winter comes, migratory birds have to stay in Yunlin coastal wetlands Jackie Chan is a perfect place for birdwatching. 20 years ago, Jackie Chan village of mostly farmland, due to typhoon raging water year-round rebate, coupled with the local land subsidence serious, they formed a stretch of wetlands, migratory birds of paradise. Kouhu Township Hall is also actively developing the district, is expected to build in 2015 for "lake Wetland Ecological Park."

Jackie Chan is currently the wetlands in order to experience the area of wetlands as a priority the implementation of area, entrance area and cultural and historical explanations image Zeyi plant cultivation area for the implementation of Health focus on the rest of the hardware facilities, while others wait to experience the wetland area and vegetation conservation project is completed, follow-up development, as the case may be. Although the local government to build for, but the residents do not feel good results. Jackie Chan Village, Hsin-lin, said: "There have been heard of doing, but seems to have barely budged." Jackie Chan for the town hall is expected to be built for lake wetland Wetland Ecological Park of the program, Jackie Chan Village, LI Qiong-fang, said: "glad to see! but considered that there may be difficulties in implementing it." Kouhu Township Hall Agricultural Division, Spiro, Wu said that the program is divided into three three-year implementation of the partition plan, because a slight delay in the progress of next year, compared with can see significant results. Because of the early township planning than a lack of professional staff, can only sporadic construction and activities, but now with the concept of a tree Educational Foundation and the Chinese Culture University, Department of Landscape Architecture in cooperation, the overall plan will be more perfect. Wu Spiro said: "The future will be conservation and tourism-oriented, the COA hopes to serve as a demonstration area of wetlands."


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When winter comes, migratory birds have to stay in Yunlin coastal wetlands Jackie Chan is a perfect place for birdwatching. 20 years ago, Jackie Chan village of mostly farmland, due to typhoon raging water year-round rebate, coupled with the local land subsidence serious, they formed a stretch of wetlands, migratory birds of paradise. Kouhu Township Hall is also actively developing the district, is expected to build in 2015 for "lake Wetland Ecological Park."

Jackie Chan is currently the wetlands in order to experience the area of wetlands as a priority the implementation of area, entrance area and cultural and historical explanations image Zeyi plant cultivation area for the implementation of Health focus on the rest of the hardware facilities, while others wait to experience the wetland area and vegetation conservation project is completed, follow-up development, as the case may be. Although the local government to build for, but the residents do not feel good results. Jackie Chan Village, Hsin-lin, said: "There have been heard of doing, but seems to have barely budged." Jackie Chan for the town hall is expected to be built for lake wetland Wetland Ecological Park of the program, Jackie Chan Village, LI Qiong-fang, said: "glad to see! but considered that there may be difficulties in implementing it." Kouhu Township Hall Agricultural Division, Spiro, Wu said that the program is divided into three three-year implementation of the partition plan, because a slight delay in the progress of next year, compared with can see significant results. Because of the early township planning than a lack of professional staff, can only sporadic construction and activities, but now with the concept of a tree Educational Foundation and the Chinese Culture University, Department of Landscape Architecture in cooperation, the overall plan will be more perfect. Wu Spiro said: "The future will be conservation and tourism-oriented, the COA hopes to serve as a demonstration area of wetlands."

While still at the first phase, but the township administration, said protection of wetland is always done. Not only the establishment of warning signs, but also regularly sent checks to prohibit fishing. Wu Spiro pointed out that the township can not be 24 hours stuck there. So residents of spontaneous composition of community patrol teams together to protect this stretch of wetlands, and the township just happens to coincide with the current concept, first to raise the residents of the identity, so that villagers can actively participate, rather than concentrating to do township , hope and local residents together for the development of wetlands to Jackie Chan.

"Here are originally farmland, but the water after the typhoon passed on never retire." Qiong-Fang Li said. Jackie Chan's Village 20 years ago, mostly agricultural lands, due to local low-lying and many years of pumping groundwater, land subsidence is a serious, coupled with Typhoon Wayne in 1986 and the 1996 Typhoon Herb struck, resulting in seawater intrusion, water year round reclaim will gradually form a wetland. Some residents of wetland was converted into fish ponds or to adopt a seaweed, while others are allowed to be deserted, until the Council of Agriculture plans to build rental and lake wetland park, if the situation improved. The formation of a similar swamp wetland environment attracts many bird habitats. Residents also said that the emergence of wetlands, birds become more observers sometimes see the birds come here to observe and record in particular.

In addition to the green grass and sparkling water, more habitat for numerous migratory birds in the Jackie Chan's wetlands, such as the black-faced spoonbill, black stork, mandarin ducks, Ze Buzzard, Painted Snipe, small tern, red-tailed shrike and other protected species , there are long resident of this little egret. After the formation of wetlands where migratory birds has become a paradise, but also give birdwatchers and bird watchers are flocking. Jackie Chan's wetlands is not just bird-watching paradise, but also brings a wealth of local ecological resources. View Tree Education Foundation, which co-organized with the Jackie Chan Primary "Jackie Chan's wetlands detective agency," the summer vacation with the children care for Jackie Chan, wetland ecology and development, and distribution of "small detective special report," to fully integrate the local ecological combination of resources and education and lead a child to experience the natural ecology of the wetlands, Jackie Chan, the United States, also hope to increase people's sense of identity of the land, to jointly boost local development.


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Postscript: After searching every-which-way for some variation of chenglong/chenlong/singlong in Taiwan I have to admit defeat. There is a Singlong Village with a wetland park nearby but it is in a different county - can you believe it? Perhaps it is the same place after all? Because what are the odds on two places in Taiwan called 'Singlong' with a wetland park? But here is the link ... see what you think... 360.CITIES.NET WETLAND PARK and 360.CITIES.NET SINGLONG VILLAGE REFERENCE

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