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發表於 2015-9-16 09:08  資料 文集 短消息 
置富山谷藏瀕危角蟾 團體促保育牧場遺址 發展生態公園

蘋果日報 16-9-2015

【本報訊】置富花園居民協會去年底發現屋苑旁邊山谷別有洞天,蘊藏大量自然生態與本地歷史的「寶藏」,包括本土原生的瀕危物種短腳角蟾、體積奇大的細葉榕與石牆樹,及有百年歷史、已荒廢的牛奶公司牧場遺址。學者建議發展成香港首個自然生態及古蹟公園,最快兩、三年後便可開放。
記者:馬志剛

去年施政報告宣佈放寬薄扶林一帶發展限制,考慮興建9,000多個單位,佔地約3.4公頃的山谷亦在其中。不過,置富花園居民協會南區綠化帶改劃關注組發現,山谷極具自然生態和歷史價值,是罕有的文化景觀。

60種鳥類棲息
關注組召集人仇志澄指,牛奶公司自十九世紀開始在薄扶林設牧場,至上世紀80年代關閉,部份遺址仍在,其中儲存象草餵飼牛隻的草蘆,仍保留當年刻度;另一幅鋪有階磚的地板,相信為儲存牛奶的小屋。其餘石砌豬欄、水兜基本結構仍健全。

樹藝師劉耀祖說動植物公園每公頃有4.1棵細葉榕,九龍公園每公頃有3.6棵,但單計置富山谷每公頃10棵密度甚高;大部份胸徑達1米,一般只有30厘米。山谷更找到福氏臭樁、印度橡樹及土沉香等。

關注組又在山谷溪澗發現瀕危物種短腳角蟾與易危物種小棘蛙,以及60種鳥類,部份是候鳥。浸大生物系講師宋亦希指,短腳角蟾是香港特有物種,在港消失就等同絕種。此角蟾蝌蚪較特別,以「喇叭嘴」過濾式吸食水中微生物,「水污糟啲都生存唔到」,是溪澗澄澈力證,相信繼續發掘能找出更多物種。

中大未來城市研究所副所長姚松炎指,山谷毗連薄扶林郊野公園,能同時擁有百年牧場遺址及多個稀有品種是世上絕無僅有,認為適宜發展成自然生態及古蹟公園,作教育和低干擾郊遊活動。

仇志澄認為,解決土地問題有其他方案,不一定要鏟走高生態價值的保育區。姚松炎就表示將諮詢市民意見申請改劃用途,並準備替代方案滿足政府需要,預計最快要兩至三年才可改成公園。

http://hk.apple.nextmedia.com/news/art/20150916/19297195


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團體倡置富山谷作生態公園

東方日報 16-9-2015

【本報訊】為解決房屋需求問題,施政報告去年提出改劃部分綠化地帶作住宅用途,包括位於薄扶林道旁邊的置富山谷。有地區團體考察發現,谷內包括瀕危及易危兩棲類動物、多棵具八十年樹齡的細葉榕樹,以及稀有樹木品種土沉香等極高自然生態資源和百年歷史古蹟,倡議港府改劃山谷為首個自然生態及古蹟公園,以作保育。

稱擁瀕危動物及古蹟
置富花園居民協會南區綠化帶改劃關注組召集人仇志澄指出,考察發現谷內有百年歷史的牛奶公司牧場遺址;瀕危及易危兩棲類動物,例如短腳角蟾及小棘蛙;六十種雀鳥包括最少三種候鳥;卅四棵具八十年樹齡、直徑一米的細葉榕樹,其中十九棵是石牆樹、另有一棵稀有樹木品種土沉香。

置富花園居民、中文大學城市研究課程副教授姚松炎表示,置富山谷擁有歷史古蹟,亦有特別物種,建議港府改劃為自然生態及古蹟公園,使用其他棕地建屋。姚補充,關注組邀請學生及市民參與生態及古蹟公園的設計,再交由專家評審,之後諮詢公眾,有初步計劃後再約見港府代表磋商。

http://orientaldaily.on.cc/cnt/news/20150916/00176_026.html


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Abandoned Hong Kong ranch home to 60 bird species and endangered toad ‘should be preserved as ecological heritage park’

South China Morning Post 15-9-2015

Ernest Kao
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PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 15 September, 2015, 4:38pm
UPDATED : Wednesday, 16 September, 2015, 5:24pm

An "ecological heritage park" should be set up in Pok Fu Lam's Chi Fu Valley to protect recently discovered valuable remnants of an old dairy farm, as well as its flora and fauna.

Residents from the nearby private middle-class Chi Fu Fa Yuen estate and conservation experts believe the site, which they fear will be lost for housing, is worth preserving as a park.

The old Dairy Farm Company ranch dates back to 1894, and dense vegetation has engulfed the site since its operations came to a halt in 1983.

But land "near Chi Fu road" was named by Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying in his policy address last year as one of five sites that will be used in the redevelopment and expansion of the nearby Wah Fu Estate to provide 21,000 new public flats.

The "treasure trove" of ruins from the old farm, including intact stone walls, silos, dairies, water tanks, manure pits, paddocks and pigsties can still be seen through thick overgrowth and are relics in their own right, said Steve Sau Chi-ching, convenor of the Chi Fu Fa Yuen Residents’ Association Greenbelt Rezoning Concern Group

"They are remarkably well-preserved," he said. The residents stumbled upon the ruins last winter.

They also counted 34 old valuable trees including 20 stone wall banyans, 60 bird species as well as rare amphibians such as the short-legged toad, which is listed as endangered species on the International Union for Conservation of Nature red list.

Professor Edward Yiu Chung-him, associate director of Chinese University's Institute of Future Cities, said the discovery was timely as the government was drafting an action plan for the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity.

"This would be Hong Kong's first ever eco-heritage park," said Chung. He cited parks such as Jackson Park in Chicago and Fuyang Eco Park in Taiwan as worth studying. Yiu said the first hurdle would be to lobby the government for a change of use.

He suggested the park management could be tendered to a non-profit organisation, much like the country park enclave of Lai Chi Wo in the Northeastern New Territories.

Katty Law Ngar-ning, a member of concern group Heritage Watch, said she was very impressed by the residents’ findings. “It’s a very important cultural heritage site featuring valuable built and natural environment, she said.

“We’ve lost so many stone walls trees on Bonham Road recently but it’s amazing we still have so many in Chi Fu.”

The Housing Department said it started technical assessments on the Wah Fu redevelopment earlier this year, and would put its findings to the Southern District Council when they were complete.

http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-ko ... 60-bird-species-and


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