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Mai Po Nature Reserve

© Rubin Chua / WWF-Hong Kong

Known as Hong Kong’s “Bird Paradise,” Mai Po Nature Reserve has been managed by WWF-Hong Kong since 1983. With its high diversity of wetland habitats including gei wai, mangroves, intertidal mudflats and reedbeds, the reserve is an important habitat and staging site for waterbirds. Some 60,000 birds form a spectacular scene as they make their annual winter migration to roost in Deep Bay. In 1995, the reserve and the Inner Deep Bay wetlands were recognised as a Wetland of International Importance under the Ramsar Convention. Visitors to Mai Po can experience nature first-hand, enriching their knowledge of Hong Kong’s natural environment and sustainable development.

Visit Mai Po

WWF organises visits to Mai Po Nature Reserve suitable for individual visitors, students and teachers, and specialists.

WWF’s public guided eco-visits to Mai Po are the best and simplest way to experience the beauty of this truly unique and ecologically diverse wetland location. Guided by a nature interpreter, the activity follows a designated trail that explores the gei wai (traditional shrimp ponds), boardwalk and natural habitats of wildlife, as well as the birdwatching hides.

The vast biodiversity of the Mai Po Nature Reserve makes it a key site for students and educators to learn about our environment first-hand, outside the classroom. Ranging from primary, secondary, tertiary and above, WWF offers a number of on-site educational programmes in Mai Po.