||Wetlands provide many functions, which includes offering surface water, supplying groundwater, breeding and producing natural resources, offering natural landscape and touristic spot, providing area for ecology education or research and regulating regional ecosystem etc.. Their function in the environment can't be ignored, and thus they deserve to be protected. |
One research was focused on Niaosung Wetland Park(NWP). The Niaosung wetland park was developed from the sinking pool of the Cheng Chin Lake Branch, Taiwan Water Supply Company. The site was originally designed to precipitate sediments from wastewater exhausting from Cheng Chin Lake Water Treatment Plant. The sinking pool gradually became a small-scale artificial wetland by sufficient water and nutrients. NWP was launching in September, 2000, which have seen working more than four years. Although the construction methods of NWP were disputable and destroyed existing ecosystem, NWP was still tended slowly to nature after recovering naturally for four years. Actually, It is difficult to manage NWP for the reason of that it is located in Grant Kaohsiung municipal area.
The other part of this research was focused on The Neiweipi Cultural Park in Kaohsiung（NCP）Museum of Fine Arts. NCP was established in 2000, and was divided into three areas: hill area, river area and wetland. It is combined with the Art Museum and ecological park, which can offer citizens many life styles, such as art, culture, recreation and ecology, etc..
In this study, we monitored the water quality and assessed the habitat of both wetland parks to get some strategies which would be used to manage and maintain these two wetland parks in order to let them become more sustenance, stability and variety.
After monitoring for one year, the result shows that both of the artificial wetland parks, whose purposes were not used for wastewater treatment (purification of water quality), could reduce some non-point source pollution. If we want to maintain both of the wetland parks sustenance, we must use regularly artificial controls and monitoring data, involving plants, birds, insects and water quality etc., to stop their changing and improve the quality of habitat. Habitat recovery is one of these artificial controls, which could maintain the habitats under the best state to attract diverse creatures for their looking for food and perch.