Endless lotus landscape in the Chenhu Lake Wetland [Photo via the Publicity Department of Caidian District]
Chenhu Lake Wetland, located in Caidian District, Wuhan City, Hubei Province, is a "Bird Paradise" with a beautiful lotus-viewing landscape. Chenhu Lake Wetland Nature Reserve, the only internationally important wetland in Wuhan and one of the 64 internationally important wetlands in China, is known as the "wetland waterfowl genetic bank".
The 14th Meeting of the Conference of the Contracting Parties to the Convention on Wetlands will be held in November 2022 in Wuhan, Hubei, when Chenhu Lake Wetland in Caidian District will be one of the visiting sites. To better implement the preparatory work, Caidian District is stepping up to improve the traffic facilities and the surrounding environmental protection.
Chenhu Lake Wetland in Caidian District is a "Bird Paradise". [Photo via the Publicity Department of Caidian District]
Feng Jiang, engineer of the Chenhu Lake Wetland Nature Reserve Administration in Caidian District, said that China will host the Conference of the Contracting Parties to the Convention on Wetlands for the first time in Wuhan, which implies the international community's recognition of China and Wuhan's wetland protection effectiveness. As one of the visiting sites, Chenhu Lake Wetland also displays the results it has achieved over the years, which feature typical representativeness.
An avenue leading to the bird-watching spot [Photo via the Publicity Department of Caidian District]
In recent years, Caidian District has invested CNY 71.925 million to protect and restore Chenhu Lake Wetland, built the first intelligent wetland monitoring system in Wuhan aiming at influential factors, paved 890-meter patrol plank road, one patrol wharf, and one bird-watching house. The district has also recovered 1,400 hectares of degraded wetlands and 110 hectares of wetland vegetation, and supplemented 25.51 hectares of food sources.
According to statistics, there are 277 species of birds in the Chenhu Lake Wetland Nature Reserve in Caidian District, including 64 species of birds under national key protection (14 species under first-class protection and 50 species under second-class protection), among which more than 100,000 migratory birds migrate, rest, breed or overwinter here every year.
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