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tour2.jpg Peng Chau, as a result of its geography, social and historical factors, retains 70 percent green belt and 60 percent natural seacoasts. Because of the retention of green space, Peng Chau provides habitat for many diverse species of plants and animals, including natives and introduced exotics like the Euphorbia antiquorum, a succulent plant that grows like a tree,and many meter high American agaves

Peng Chau also has many diverse kinds of traditional Chinese medicinal herbs growing here. And because Peng Chau is far enough away from the urban air pollution, a lot of different lichens can be found here.

starling.jpg Peng Chau may also be the small bird and insect heaven. There are more than 50 species of small birds and hundreds of different kinds of insects. At dawn every morning you can hear the birds calling out to one another. And during the warmer months you can see many types of butterflies and bees flitting between the wild flowers and fruit trees and dragonflies dance in the air as they hunt their prey and everywhere you can hear the call of the cicadas by sunlight and the call of the frogs and toads by moonlight.

中華白海豚 With 60% natural seacoast, many marine animals and small shore birds call Peng Chau home. The older folks tell of a time when the waters off Peng Chau were clear and revealed the spectacular colours of many corals. Perhaps as many as 40 species of soft and hard corals can still be found off of Peng Chau, though scientific work is still underway to determine precise data and the impact of local and regional development, reclamation, and pollution upon the marine biology in this part of the harbour. The Chinese white dolphin also has frequenty appeared in the waters around Peng Chau.

Because of Peng Chau's unique advantages and convenient transportation, Green Peng Chau Association is coordinating with the Peng Chau Rural Committee, the government departments and other local organisations to create a Green Culture Island, that will become a new eco-tourist destination as well as become a model for sustainable development and eco-tourism education center within Hong Kong.

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