Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department



Designating Mai Po as a Ramsar Site

What listing criteria have Mai Po Inner Deep Bay met to be designated as a Ramsar Site?


  • The site has recorded 51 globally threatened species and near-threatened bird species of which 5 are critically endangered while 6 are endangered.
  • The site is the type locality for 13 species of invertebrates including one crab species that is found nowhere else in the world.
  • Deep Bay supports on average 50,000-80,000 waterbirds in winter.
  • The site regularly holds over 1% of the global or regional populations of Black-faced Spoonbill (Platalea minor), Great Cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo) and Pied Avocet (Recurvirostra avosetta).
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Last Review Date : 20 June 2018