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Providing critical habitat for endangered migratory birds

Working closely with Adrian McGrgegor and Phil Straw, David Knights developed the designs for a migratory bird habitat in Tianjin, China. Lingang is on the Yellow Sea, a critical location where substantial areas of mud flats have been loss to marine development in the last 20 years.

Lingang was left over land after development of the Tianjin Port. The site had by chance created habitat for a range of migratory birds on the East Asian Australasian Flyway who visited the site as a stopover on their route. The site was visited by tens of thousands of migratory birds and meets the qualification criteria of a RAMSAR listed wetland.

Adrian and David developed designs to preserve the unique nature of the site. David led the designs to protect the unique habitat and water management at the site including strategies to protect the mud flats and its ecology as well as providing treated stormwater and wastewater to ensure sufficient water was retained on site for the mudflats.

Scope

Urban Ecology / sustainable water management

Phases

Feasibility / Concept Design

Client

Tianjin Port Authority