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   Lamma Island (Yung Shue Wan)
    Site Description

In spite of its populated villages near the ferry pier, Yung Shue Wan has retained its wilderness and the natural countryside beyond the villages offers a vast area of wild habitats for the local fauna and flora. Although the habitat composition across the island of Lamma does not vary greatly and the hillside vegetation is dominated by shrubs, the mixture of shrublands and streams still supports a diverse array of fauna among which quite a number of amphibian species can be found.

    Site Protection
Nil
    Transportation

Ferry:
Central (Outlying Island) Ferry Pier - Lamma Island (Yung Shue Wan) Ferry Pier
Aberdeen Ferry Pier - Lamma Island (Yung Shue Wan) Ferry Pier

    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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Reptiles
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