丙崗 Ping Kong
地點介紹 Site Description
Ping Kong is located in the northern New Territories, forming a relatively continual agricultural zone in northern New Territories. It has diverse habitats, including farmland, abandoned farmland, wetland, shrubland and these are good sites for investigating lowland species. According to the survey conducted by Hong Kong Bird Watching Society, there is a record of over 150 species of birds, in which the Malayan Night Heron, a rare species in southern China, was only found to breed in Ping Kong. In 2011, a developer planned to convert 20.9 ha of agricultural landuse into comprehensive development area so as to construct 184 of 3-levels luxury residential blocks. This aroused strong opposition from local residents and environmental groups. The application to Town Planning Board was withdrawn in 2013.