Lingang Bird Sanctuary
Funded by the Asia Bank and led by the Tianjin Economic-Technological Development Area (TEDA) the Lingang Bird Sanctuary is an ambitious project to deliver a flagship ecological wetland precinct. Located along the key bird migration route known as the East Asian Australasian Flyway the wetland design responds to targeted environmental conditions to attract and offer refuge for several endangered bird species. Spanning 61 hectares the landscape has been specifically designed to support the needs of more than fifty species of birds in three different water habitats including an island lake with shallow rapids, reed zone and mud flats. When complete the site will comprise 14 bird hides, a 20-hectare forest and a 3,500m2 visitor and research centre called the Water Pavilion. Other public facilities include Wetland Trails, a Lake Loop Walk, Cycle Circuit and Forest Walk making a 7km network of recreation trails.