Sihcao Wetlands

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Sihcao Wetlands

The Sihcao Wetlands (Chinese: 四草; Hanyu Pinyin: Sìcǎo; Tongyong Pinyin: Sìhcǎo; Wade–Giles: Ssu4-ts'ao3) are a protected ecological environment in Tainan, Taiwan. They were set aside in 1994 by the Tainan City Government and consist of approximately 515 hectares.[1]

The protected area consists of mangrove swamps, salt marshes, rivers, canals, and drainage ditches. It is located in Tainan City's Annan District, and consists of the area bounded by the southeastern side of the Luermen River, the southwestern side of Xi-Bin Road, and the northern side of the Yan-Shui River.[1] Nearby is the Tainan Salt Pan Eco-village (台南市鹽田生態文化村).

In November 2004, the Sihcao Wildlife Refuge (四草野生動物保護區) was created to further protect the area, especially from possible encroachment from the nearby Tainan Technology Industrial Park.[2]

On 10 December 2007, the Sihcao Wetlands, along with the Zengwun Estuary Wetland (曾文溪口濕地) were listed as international wetlands under the Ramsar Convention.[2]

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  1. ^ a b "熱門景點: 四草野生動物保護區 (Top Attractions: Sihcao Wildlife Refuge)" (in Chinese). Southwest Coast National Scenic Area Administration. Archived from the original on 9 June 2012. 
  2. ^ a b Sihcao Wetland introduction, ESL99, archived from the original on 20 August 2009  quoted from TT News

Coordinates: 23°42′00″N 120°15′00″E / 23.7000°N 120.2500°E / 23.7000; 120.2500