Sihcao Green Tunnel

The Sihcao Wetlands are a protected ecological environment in Tainan, Taiwan. They were set aside in 1994 by the Tainan City Government and consist of approximately 515 hectares. The protected area consists of mangrove swamps, salt marshes, rivers, canals, and drainage ditches. It is located in Tainan City’s Annan District, and consists of the area bounded by the southeastern side of the Luermen River, the southwestern side of Xi-Bin Road, and the northern side of the Yan-Shui River. Nearby is the Tainan Salt Pan Eco-village.

In November 2004, the Sihcao Wildlife Refuge was created to further protect the area, especially from possible encroachment from the nearby Tainan Technology Industrial Park. On 10 December 2007, the Sihcao Wetlands, along with the Zengwun Estuary Wetland were listed as international wetlands under the Ramsar Convention.

Photo by Yang An Shen