Green World Ecological Farm
Pelicans of Green World Ecological Farm
|Date opened||1 May 2004|
|Land area||70 ha (170 acres)|
|Number of species||2,250|
The park is a combination of a farm, zoo, and botanical garden that occupies about 70 hectares (170 acres) and preserves over 2,000 species of plants and animals. Green World is divided into six theme parks: Discovery Land, Bird Ecological Park, Butterfly Ecological Park, Water Plants Park, Biodiversity Adventure Area, and the Swan Lake Area. There are 48 attractions and shows such as Orchid Land, Alpaca House, Cactus Green House, Lovely Animal Area, and Bamboo Forest. The park attracts 800,000 tourists each year. Visitors are allowed close-up observation of all animals and plants.
This park is an application of ecological engineering methods. The landscaping and architecture follow eco-friendly designs based upon the 3 (reduce, reuse, and recycle) to reduce its carbon footprint and pollution. Because of the use of air-convection and natural daylight illumination, there is no need for air conditioning in the park. Green World preserved most of the original forests, lakes, and habitats within the park, as well as a century-old historic house built by local Hakka ancestors. It is also an accredited animal sanctuary for wounded or abandoned animals.
Green World is the first ecological farm in Taiwan, and is run by Amazon World Co. Ltd. The idea was conceived in 1999, and after five years of construction, Green World received its Taiwan Leisure Farm License from The Council of Agriculture (Republic of China) on January 13, 2004. The farm opened to the public on May 1, 2004, with five parks. In July 2007, the sixth park, Biodiversity Adventure Area, was opened. The Rain-forest Sky Walk opened in September of the same year.
Green World has six exhibits, each having areas of different types suitable for specific animals and plants:
- Discovery Land
- Includes: Lovely Animal Area, Sportive Plants Area, Taiwan Native Fern Area, Orchid Land (Taiwan Native Orchid / World Orchid ), Air Plants Area, Herbs Area, Cactus & Succulent Green House, Amazon Rainforest Area, Magic Seeds Area, Carnivorous Plants Area, Rainforest Café, Porcupine Home and the Poisonous Plants Area.
- Bird Ecological Park
- Home to over one hundred species of birds, including: Macaw, Bird of Paradise, Great Curassow, Blue-crowned Pigeon, Green Touraco, Channel-Billed Toucan, Toco Toucan, Golden Pheasant, Vulturine Guineafowl, Wood Duck, Emerald Dove, Violet Turaco, Asian Fairy Bluebird, Red-and-yellow Barbet, Taiwan Sibia, Finch-billed Bulbul and Eclectus Parrot.
- Butterfly Ecological Park
- Includes: Insect World, Insect Interactive Zone, Beetles Area, Butterfly Breeding Room, Outdoor Butterflies Path, Outdoor Butterflies Garden and the Aquatic Insects Area.
- Water Plants Park
- Includes: Water Plants Area (collection of 506 species of native and world water plants), International Conference Center, Landscape Toilet II & IV, Bees Museum, Waterplants Café, Tropical Curio Shop, Eastern Beauty Bridge, Hakka Ancient House Restaurant, Mountain Pass Gate and The Four Seasons Garden.
- Biodiversity Adventure Area
- Includes: Reptiles & Amphibians Zone (collections include Anaconda, Reticulated Python, Aldabra Tortoise, Snapping Turtle, Tree Frog, Salamander), Biodiversity Museum (including Sloth, Flamingo, Squirrel-monkey, Red-legged Pademelon), Alpaca House (Alpaca Walking Hour), Green World Grassland Plaza and the Rainforest Sky Walk.
- Swan Lake Area
- Includes: Bird Watching Area I & II, Lakeside Café, Visitor Center, Administration Center, Landscape Toilet I, CoCo Bar, Macaw Area, Animal Star Shows, Pelican Feeding Hour, Dino Souvenir Shop and Emu Area. 
Conservation and Education
Green World preserves most of the original forests, lakes, landforms, and habitats on the site. It is home to over 2,000 species of plants and animals, with various collections of mammals, birds, butterflies, reptiles and amphibians, beetles, orchids, cactuses and succulents, herbs, water plants and air plants.
It is an accredited animal sanctuary for wounded or abandoned animals.
The park also recovers many Taiwanese endangered species such as the Taiwan Yellow Water Lily, Taiwan Quillwort and Formosan Reeve's Muntjac. There are 128 Formosan Reeve's Muntjacs in the park now.
Green World preserves a historic ancient house on the site named ‘Kao Ping Tong’. This ancient '3-in-1' complex was built by local Hakka ancestors and has over a hundred years of history and culture. There is a pair of old stoves, a hog ring, an ox tail, and a pit in the residence.
The park's landscape, architecture, and structure use ‘ecological engineering methods’, including the concept of '3Rs' (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle), to get the lowest carbon footprint possible and reduce pollution. Because of the use of air-convection and natural daylight illumination, there is no need for an air-conditioner in the park. Toilets are landscape designed with plants and water-saving devices.
- Extraordinary Leisure Farm Award （Chinese:優良休閒農場評鑑 第一名） 
- English Services Emblem Silver Award （Chinese:英語服務標章銀質獎） 
- S.Q. Certification (Chinese:休閒農場服務品質認證) 
Green World provides free entry to the disabled, orphaned children and low-income students as a public service. Over 150,000 people benefit from this policy each year. 
1. Website: www.green-world.com.tw
3. Video: http://youtube/A9XQlubl3qA
4. Taiwan Tourist Shuttle (Chinese: 台灣好行公車): http://www.taiwantrip.com.tw