Near Shenzhen Bay, the Natural Reserve of Mangrove Forest is the smallest natural reserve at national level. Mangrove belongs to marine woody plants group, which is mainly made up of plants of mangrove section. The mangrove tree is in light red color on its trunk, hence its name.
There are also some rare and precious plants. The reserve is the national birds reserve too. It is the habitat and a middle stop for migrating birds of the Eastern Hemisphere. According to statistics, the birds‘ species can reach 180 at the most, and 20 of them are rare and precious under international and national protection. The reserve is flat and open, and boasts swamp, shallow lakes, and forests. The Natural Reserve of Mangrove Forest has been listed as one of the units under special protection by the alliance of International Nature and Natural Resources Preservation. It also belongs to the "Man and Biosphere" network.