Kota Kinabalu Wetland Centre, Kota Kinabalu

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Kota Kinabalu Wetland Centre is of the only remains of mangrove forest that once existed extensively along the coastal region of Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia. Previously known as Likas Swamp or Likas Mangrove and later Kota Kinabalu City Bird Sanctuary, the Centre came foremost out of 20 wetlands selected by the Sabah Wetlands Inventory Committee in 1986.The Centre is an important refuge and feeding ground for many species of resident birds, as well as several migratory bird species from Northern Asia. In addition, it is a breeding ground for marine life protected by the Fishery Department of Sabah.Apart from providing shelter and food for both resident and migratory species of wildlife, wetlands also prevent salt build-up in surrounding freshwater supplies, stabilising sedimentation, storing nutrients and removing toxins.
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  • After seeing the sites around Kota Kinabalu we had wanted too, our taxi driver suggested the Wetland Centre and it was enroute from our last site visited. The administration building is also the entry...  more »
  • We didn't see anything other than an otter and rats along the mangrove swamp. Carry insect repellant. A very disappointing experience. Wouldn't recommend a visit!  more »
  • OK so we love birds, you have to in order to get the most out of this place. Don’t go if you’re not prepared to sit and wait because it’s nature, not a tv show We spent a couple of hours here and watc...  more »
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