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Species Distribution - Mangroves and Associated Fauna
   Ting Kok
    Site Description

The site is a coastal area near Ting Kok Village, Tai Po.  This mangrove covers an area of about seven hectares, and supports a rich diversity of mangroves and associated fauna.  This is one of the few sites in Hong Kong where a large population of Lumnitzera racemosa can be found.  The substratum here is coarse and of high salinity, as a result of which most mangrove plants here are stunted.  This site is easily accessible.

    Site Protection

The Ting Kok SSSI protects a large extent of mangroves in the area.


Kowloon Motor Bus:
75K   Tai Po Market Railway Station - Tai Mei Tuk
Disembark at Ting Kok stop along Ting Kok Road. The mangroves are just along the shoreline.

Green Minibus:
20C   Tai Po Market (Nam Shing Street) - Tai Mei Tuk
Disembark at Ting Kok along Ting Kok Road. The mangroves are just along the shoreline.

    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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