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Species Distribution - Mangroves and Associated Fauna
   Tai Tam
    Site Description

Located on the southern coast of Hong Kong Island, it comprises a well protected, deeply incised, dog leg-shaped inlet some two miles in total length and some 500 yards wide at its mouth.  The inner bay is surrounded by steep hills on all sides.  The mangroves at Tai Tam represent the remnant of the mangrove community on Hong Kong Island.  The site possesses a diversity of habitat including mangroves, intertidal mudflat, sandy shore, sheltered sand flat and natural watercourse.

    Site Protection

The coastal habitat is within Tai Tam Harbour (Inner Bay) SSSI and is actively managed by AFCD. Management includes re-planting of mangroves.

    Transportation

City Bus:
314   Siu Sai Wan (Island Resort) - Stanley (Beach/Market) (Special Route during public holidays)
Disembark from the bus stop near Tai Tam Scout Centre. Walk down the Tai Tam Reservoir Road, turn left at the Hong Kong International School and walk along the shoreline leading to the site.

New World First Bus:
14     Sai Wan Ho (Grand Promenade) - Stanley Fort (Gate)
Disembark from the bus stop near Tai Tam Scout Centre. Walk down the Tai Tam Reservoir Road, turn left at the Hong Kong International School and walk along the shoreline leading to the site.

    Survey method

Surveys were undertaken during low tide period (i.e. tidal level < 1.2m).  The mangrove site was first identified from aerial photo; subsequently, ground truthing was conducted to delineate the exact boundary and extent of the mangrove to determine the total area.  During each survey, mangrove species were observed and recorded on site. Survey of mangrove-associated fauna was standardized by dividing each site into three zones (upper, middle and lower shore) followed by fauna searching in each zone for 15 minutes.

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