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  1. Country park

  2. Background • 23 country parks and 6 special areas • occupy about 40% of the land area of Hong Kong

  3. background • includes hills, woodlands, reservoirs and coastline • visitors engaged in leisure walking, fitness exercises, hiking, barbecuing, family picnics and camping.

  4. purpose • nature conservation • countryside recreation • outdoor education

  5. Management The Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department (AFCD) is responsible for: • tree planting • litter collection • fire fighting • development control • provision of recreation • education facilities

  6. Facilities • Campsite • Visitor centre • hiking practice trails: E.g. • The MacLehose Trail (100 km) • The Lantau Trail (70 km) • The Hong Kong Trail (50 km) • The Wilson Trail (78 km)

  7. Education and publicity • help visitors to enjoyand understand the countryside • involved conservation programmes : 1.the Corporate Afforestation Scheme, 2.School Visit Programme 3.Guided Walks 4.other voluntary services

  8. Different variety of organisms in the park • The parks and the special areas contain a wide variety of organisms: • native and introduced tree species • a large variety of insects and birds • about 240 species of butterflies

  9. Macaque(獼 猴) Kam Shan Bamboo Snake (青 竹 蛇)Tai Mo Shan Common Kingfisher(普 通 翠 鳥) Pat Sin Leng Common Muntjac(赤 麂) Ma On Shan Leopard Cat(豹 貓)Sai Kung West

  10. Hong Kong Newt香 港 蠑 螈 Lantau North Paper-bark Tree(白 千 層 ) Sai Kung West Red-necked Keelback 紅 脖 游 蛇 Tai Tam

  11. Marine parks

  12. Background • 4 Marine parks: • Hoi Ha Wan Marine Park • Yan Chau Tong Marine Park • Sha Chau and Lung Kwu Chau Marine Park • Tung Ping Chau Marine Park • marine reserve: -Cape D'Aguilar Marine Reserve

  13. Background • Include coastal areas and marine habitats • Visitors are encouraged to appreciate the beauty and diversity of marine life. • Diving, swimming, underwater photography and school visits are popular activities in marine parks

  14. Conservation and education The need of marine park: • threatened by the impacts of sewage, dumping, reclamation and other forms of threats such as destructive fishing. Government Work(AFCD): • trawling, unauthorised fishing, hunting or collecting of marine life are prohibited. • recreational activities are prohibited

  15. Conservation and education Educational activities: • guided tours, beach clean-ups, seabed clean-ups and public lectures are regularly organized • education programmes which include School Education Programmes and Public Education Programmes. e.g:School Education Programme Public Educational Activities Marine Parks Publications

  16. Marine Parks Management Country and Marine Parks Authority is responsible for management: 1. planning for proper utilization of existing marine protected areas (MPAs) (including both marine parks and marine reserve) 2. monitoring the ecology, environment and activities 3. the Marine Parks and Marine Reserve Regulation (Cap. 476A) to achieve the resource sustainability