Outreach Activity on Ecological Conservation in Hong Kong Mai Po

適逢候鳥遷徙期,為加強同學對環境及生態保護的認識,了解更多候鳥的品種及習性,提高愛護大自然的環保意識,理工於日舉辦“生態保育知多D”外展活動,名同學前往香港米埔自然保護區進行參觀考察。

在導賞員帶領下,同學分組進入保護區,途經魚塘、蘆葦田、觀鳥屋、沼澤野生生物教育中心、后海灣的潮間帶紅樹林、睡蓮區等,於導賞期間,同學們紛紛爭相向導賞員詢問各種候鳥名稱及了解其習性,以及聽取紅樹林的形成過程及魚塘生態維護與基圍蝦養殖等情況,與此同時認識到環保的重要性。另外,過往統計得知在此自然保護區過冬的候鳥每年超過隻,其中包括黑嘴鷗及黑臉琵鷺等瀕危鳥類,後者在米埔錄得的數目更佔全球總數的四分之一,可見保護區的重要性,參觀期間同學們亦把握時間利用相機拍下不同形態的候鳥及保護區的美景。


參與學生均認為是次活動很有意義,並感謝學院提供這次難得機會,讓他們近距離接觸享受大自然環境,親身體驗綠色文化和環保的重要性。不少學生更表示,將會參加由我院舉辦之「城市‧效外‧動人一刻」攝影比賽,藉此分享在米埔自然保護區內所捕捉的難忘景象。

On 28th November, 2009, an outreach activity on Ecological Conservation in Hong Kong Mai Po was organized by Macao Polytechnic Institute. 84 students joined the tour around the Mai Po Nature Reserve to observe during the bird migration period. This activity was designed to enhance students’ consciousness of environmental and ecological conservation and to widen their knowledge about the different species of migratory birds.

Guided by naturalists, the students were divided into groups and walked into the nature reserve area, passing by fish ponds, reed fields, bird hides, the Education Centre, mangrove and lotus areas. During the tour, the students were eager to ask questions and learn more about the names and habits of the different migratory birds, the formation process of the mangroves, the conservation of fish ponds and “Gei Wai” shrimp farming.


The students found this activity very meaningful and thanked MPI for providing this opportunity to get in touch with nature and experience green culture and the significance of environmental protection. Many participating students said that they would be joining the “Photo Contest Preserves Moment of Feelings” held by MPI to share their unforgettable memories of the Mai Po Reserve.