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Haikou Eco-Diversity Trail
ECOLOGICAL HIGHLIGHTS
The low-lying area under the boardwalk fills with rainwater in summer, which offers a great opportunity to see pond life such as frogs, fish, and wetland birds. In the forest section, fruit trees planted by the old villagers dominate the area. There are Lychee (Litchi chinensis), Longan (Dimocarpus longan), Jackfruit (Artocarpus heterophyllus), Orange (Citrus sinensis), Mandarin (Citrus reticulata), Pomegranate (Punica granatum), and Papaya (Carica papaya) trees. The forest is also populated with trees like White-back Leaf Mallotus (Mallotus apelta), Pop-gun Seed (Bridelia tomentosa), Monkey-pod (Archidendron clypearia), and Microcos (Microcos nervosa), as well as other native plants. Collectively, the diverse plants create a complex biodiversity that attracts a wide variety of wildlife, from the agile Pallas's Squirrel (Callosciurus erythraeus) to the sluggish Changeable Lizard (Calotes versicolor). This forest is also a haven for butterflies, among which the most unforgettable is the White Dragontail (Lamproptera curius), the world's smallest swallowtail, restricted to only a small part of Southeast Asia.
Along the Eco-Diversity Trail, informative, educational signs have been posted at key locations, each one exploring an interesting ecological topic. Facilities such as benches and shelters are dotted along the trail where visitors can immerse themselves in a lush nature.
SPECIAL FEATURES
Endemic Plants of Hainan
Syzygium hainanense
Endemic Mammals of Hainan
Hainan Gibbon
Endemic Birds of Hainan
Hainan Hill Partridge
SPECIAL FEATURES
Endemic Plants of Hainan
Syzygium hainanense
Endemic Mammals of Hainan
Hainan Gibbon
Endemic Birds of Hainan
Hainan Hill Partridge