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   Mui Wo
    Site Description

Mui Wo is a historic township endowed with a rich cultural heritage and unique natural features. It is a collection of many small villages intermingled with both active and abandoned farmlands. Together with the streams that flow through these agricultural lands, the entire wetland habitat is home to a number of amphibian species. The Luk Tei Tong Marsh, occupying most of the Mui Wo floodplain, is known to support a high diversity of frog species. The well-wooded hillside surrounding the Mui Wo valley is a further attraction for wildlife and provides more refuge for the local herpetofauna.

    Site Protection
Nil
    Transportation

Ferry:
Central (Outlying Island) Ferry Pier - Mui Wo Ferry Pier

New Lantau Bus:
1     Mui Wo - Tai O
3M  Mui Wo - Tung Chung Town Center
N1   Mui Wo - Tai O (Over Night Route)
Disembark at Ngan Wan Estate stop.

    Survey method

Surveys are conducted by active searching in potential hiding places and breeding grounds such as pools, under rocks and leaf litter, etc.  Tools such as hiking sticks for probing holes along catchwaters, snake hooks and tongs for catching snakes, hand nets for collecting tadpoles, etc. are employed.

For amphibian surveys, night-time auditory detection of calling males at breeding sites, and sampling of tadpoles and eggs in aquatic habitats, are also undertaken.  For snake and lizard surveys, placing of cover boards to increase chances of encountering these animals are also used.

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