For a few hundred years, Sha Lo Tung was an ecologically rich river valley with prosperous paddy farming activities. As time passed, the village population dwindled, and by the 1970s, all the villages were deserted, as were the paddy fields. In the 1990s, the unique freshwater wetland came into the public eye as an ecological treasure, with records of numerous rare dragonfly species including the first global discovery of South China Cruiser (Macromia katae) and Spangled Shadow-emerald (Macromidia ellenae). A conflict between development and conservation henceforth began.
This book takes readers through the ecological treasure trove of Sha Lo Tung — from the Hakka villages dating back 300 years, to later development, up to today’s conservation stories…
No. of Pages: 120
Printing: Full Colour
Place of Sale: Green Power office