Fujian Zhangjiangkou National Mangrove Nature Reserve

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Fujian Zhangjiangkou National Mangrove Nature Reserve

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    2,358 ha
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  • Coordinates: 
    23°55'N 117°25'E
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Fujian Zhangjiangkou National Mangrove Nature Reserve. 02/02/08; Fujian; 2,358 ha; 23°552N 117°252E). National Nature Reserve. Dominated by mangrove forest in the estuary area and including intertidal mudflats and salt marshes, located in the estuary of Zhangjian River. Due to high productivity, high decomposition and restitution rate, the mangrove coastal marsh and coastal arenaceous vegetation provides habitat for more than 154 birds species, including IUCN Red-listed species like Daimao (Eretmochelys imbricate), Lengpigui(Dermochelys coriacea), Xigui (Caretta caretta), Taipingyangligui( Lepidochelys olivacea), Huangzuibailu( Egretta eulophotes), andHeizuiou (Larus saundersi), as well as 240 other aquatic animal species and 224 vascular plants. It is also a spawning and breeding place for important fish species like Yicheng (Sinonovacula constricat), Banji (Clupanodom puncthatus), and Ziyu(Mugil cephalus). The site plays an important role in typhoon resistance, coastline protection, purifying water and maintenance of regional microclimate. Aquaculture is practiced here for local economic purposes. A management plan is in place. Ramsar site no. 1726. Most recent RIS information: 2008.

Administrative region: 
Yunxiao County

  • National legal designation: 
    • National Nature Reserve
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