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   Pok Fu Lam Country Park
    Site Description

Covering 270 ha, the Pok Fu Lam Country Park occupies the hillsides around Pok Fu Lam Reservoir. After its designation in 1979, the government has continued to undertake afforestation works inside the Country Park. Pok Fu Lam Country Park is now one of the best forested areas in Hong Kong, with established mixed forests, associated hill streams and ideal habitats for amphibians. At least seven species of amphibians have been recorded, including the Asian Common Toad, Short-legged Toad, Hong Kong Cascade Frog, Lesser Spiny Frog, Gunther's Frog, Green Cascade Frog and Brown Tree Frog.

    Site Protection

The site is within Pok Fu Lam Country Park

    Transportation

New World First Bus:
15     Central (Pier 5) - The Peak
15B   Tin Hau Railway Station - The Peak (Special Route during public holidays)
Disembark at the Peak bus terminal and turn into Pok Fu Lam Reservoir. The entrance of the park is opposite to the terminal.

Green Minibus:
1       Central (Hong Kong Station Public Transport Interchange) - The Peak (Public Transport Terminus)
Disembark at the Peak and turn into Pok Fu Lam Reservoir. The entrance of the park is opposite to the terminal.

Peak Tram:
Central (Garden Road) - The Peak
Disembark at the Peak and turn into Pok Fu Lam Reservoir. The entrance of the park is opposite to the terminal.

    Survey method

Surveys are conducted by active searching in potential hiding places and breeding grounds such as pools, under rocks and leaf litter, etc.  Tools such as hiking sticks for probing holes along catchwaters, snake hooks and tongs for catching snakes, hand nets for collecting tadpoles, etc. are employed.

For amphibian surveys, night-time auditory detection of calling males at breeding sites, and sampling of tadpoles and eggs in aquatic habitats, are also undertaken.  For snake and lizard surveys, placing of cover boards to increase chances of encountering these animals are also used.

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