The Mai Po Reserve was established in 1984, covering an area of 380 hectares, including 300 hectares of mangrove forest. The main protection objects are mangrove resources, rare animal and plant resources. Mai Po Nature Reserve and adjacent wetlands are known as bird paradise. 72% of Hong Kong's bird species can be found in Mai Po, as well as many species of birds that are endangered globally. The wet areas of Mai Po Marsh and Deep Bay Inner Bay are at the northwestern tip of Hong Kong and have been a paradise for migratory birds for decades.
The research team led by Professor Li Yuke, Associate Professor of the Department of Geography and Resource Management of the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), cooperated with top international experts to conduct field monitoring on the mangrove wetland in the Mai Po Nature Reserve in Hong Kong and created the world’s first subtropical set A database of methane emissions from mangrove ecosystems in the estuary. Based on this data, in the next 20 years, mangrove methane emissions will offset more than half of the climate benefits brought by carbon absorption. With global warming and increased river runoff, methane emissions from mangrove wetlands will continue to rise.
Dianjiang Group has installed several sets of plant sap flow measurement systems in the Mai Po Mangrove Nature Reserve, providing accurate and detailed data for the research team of Professor Li Yuke.