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   Cheung Sheung
    Site Description

Cheung Sheung falls within the Sai Kung West Country Park, which comprises mountainous terrain with a series of undulating hills. In between steep spurs you find the scenic Cheung Sheung Plateau. On the plateau is the abandoned Wong Chuk Long village and a flat grassland nestled between rolling hills.  Here you find a large area of upland freshwater marsh that supports frog species, which are rarely found elsewhere in Hong Kong. Relatively inaccessible, Cheung Sheung has retained its pristine countryside environment, offering wildlife a protected refuge in which to thrive.

    Site Protection

The site is within Sai Kung West Country Park

    Transportation

Green Mini Bus:
7   Sai Kung - Hoi Ha
Disembark at Cheung Sheung Country Trail.

    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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