Eco-visit to Fish Ponds in Tai Sang Wai, Yuen Long

Eco-visit to Fish Ponds in Tai Sang Wai, Yuen Long


On 23 March, the Green Team, including Student Environmental Protection Ambassadors and Green Stewards, joined a guided tour to visit fish ponds in Tai Sang Wai, Yuen Long, organised by the Hong Kong Bird Watching Society. The area is filled with hundreds of fish ponds, and is an important aquatic ecosystem in Hong Kong.

Students had the opportunity to leave urban areas and see various kinds of wetland birds and fishes in Tai Sang Wai, learning about the importance of preservation of wildlife habitats and enriching their eco-consciousness. The trip was filled with amazement since students could observe with telescopes different species of birds, some of which they had never seen before.

The students also listened to a sharing by the fifth-generation inhabitants of the area, learning more about the history and culture in Tai Sang Wai and how the fish ponds in Tai Sang Wai are operated, the kinds of fish they are keeping in their ponds, and also the threats to the fishery industry.

The visit not only provided the students with a taste of a bird-watching experience, but also deepened their understanding of the effects of rapid urbanisation on the ecosystem and the environment.