Ecological restoration of Chihsingtan Protection Forest

Jin-Yi Lin
Publié: 31 août 2023
Dernière modification: 31 août 2023
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The construction of tourist facilities and trails showcasing the scenic coast of Chihsingtan has caused a significant area loss of its protective forest. In response, the Chihsingtan Community Development Association has taken a series of measures to ecologically restore the forest, bolster its climate resilience, and raise awareness. A dedicated patrol team was established to combat the proliferation of the invasive plant Leucaena leucocephala. A portion of the plants were cut down, and their stumps were treated with a mixture of rock salt and water, then sealed with plastic bags. Next, fast-growing native trees, such as Calophyllum inophyllum and Pittosporum pentandrum, were introduced to encourage biodiversity through ecological succession. Additionally, the aging of Pandanus odorifer was addressed by planting new sprouts amidst the older trees, thereby enhancing soil fixation capability. Lastly, instructors have been engaged to educate the community about the significance of protection forests and the marine environment.


Asie de l'Est
Ampleur de la mise en œuvre
Écosystèmes marins et côtiers
Acteurs locaux
Connaissances traditionnelles
Déchets marins
Espèces exotiques envahissantes
Gestion des déchets
Gestion des espèces
Gestion des ressources forestières
Moyens d'existence durables
Prévention de l'érosion
Pêche et aquaculture
Réduction des risques de catastrophes
Conservation des espèces et interventions axées sur l’approche « Une seule santé »
Évaluation du statut de l'espèce
Surveillance des espèces et recherche
Gestion/élimination des espèces envahissantes
Gestion intensive des espèces (in situ ou ex situ)
Communication des risques, engagement communautaire et changement de comportement
Espèces envahissantes
Pollution (y compris eutrophisation et déchets)
Objectifs de développement durable
ODD 11 - Villes et communautés durables
ODD 14 - Vie aquatique
ODD 15 - Vie terrestre
ODD 17 - Partenariats pour la réalisation des objectifs
Objectifs d’Aichi
Objectif 1: Sensibilisation accrue de la biodiversité
Objectif 8: Pollution réduite
Objectif 9: Espèces exotiques envahissantes évitées et contrôlées
Objectif 15: Restauration et la résilience des écosystèmes
Objectif 17: Stratégies de la biodiversité et des plans d'action
Objectif 18: Connaissances traditionnelles
Objectif 19: Partage de l'information et de la connaissance


Chihsingtan, Hualien County, Taiwan


In 2022, the Chihsingtan Community Development Association dedicated 400 hours on ecological restoration and monitoring for the protective forest. Their commitment translated into plant counts, ecomaps, and the removal of 117 Leucaena leucocephala plants, with each stump treated with rock salt for thorough eradication. The forest was further fortified through the introduction of 400 Pandanus odorifer seeds and seedlings, coupled with the integration of 300 robust plants.

The patrol team's vigilant forest visits have proved to be an effective safeguard against potential harm, as the damage has been lessened. Positioned along the coastal fringe, the Chihsingtan protective forest is a seamless connection between land and sea, with the patrol team's endeavors benefitting both realms.

Beyond the forest's edge, the Association actively tackled wind-blown debris, fostering collaborations with neighboring elementary schools for beach clean-up initiatives. These efforts fostered a heightened sense of awareness about plastic reduction, prompting the voluntary establishment and nurturing of an eco-friendly haven.

Looking ahead, the Association envisions a horizon adorned with native nectar source plants, a testament to their unwavering commitment to enhancing biodiversity.

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Li-Chuan Weng Forestry and Nature Conservation Agency