The Tainan Pheasant-tailed Jacana Eco-Educational Nature Park was initiated by the "HSR Pheasant-tailed Jacana Conservation Project" carried out by BOHSR and approved by the EPA and was established in 1999 consisting 15 hectares of pheasant-tailed jacana restoration habitat. The establishment of the Park was only possible with successful coordination and contribution of funds by Tainan City Government, THSRC, Forestry Bureau and relevant conservative parties. The jacanas grew from less than 50 in 1999 to over 700 birds now and the community is gradually becoming stable.
In this year, there were 119 adult birds (35 female; 84 male) that participated in reproduction in which 161 nests were made, 614 eggs were laid and 240 eggs were hatched. Due to frequent rain in July and August, many eggs did not successfully hatch, resulting in a low reproduction rate 39.1%, which was slightly lower than last year. Jacanas in the Park maintained at around 230 birds but suffered a slight reduction due to the pesticide poisoning incident. 11 birds were found poisoned in December in which one survived and the other ten died. The incident rooted from granular pesticide spread by farmers during seeding. This incident showed that the protection net for jacanas during the winter shall expand over time and the promotion of pesticide-free farming shall continue. The Park and also Tse-Xin Organic Agriculture Foundation have been working out strategies regarding this matter in hope of controlling the casualty count.
In 2014, besides the 26,000 individuals who entered the park, the Park also actively conducted many environmental education trainings including wetlands camps for individuals and trainings for educational organizations. Total of 11,000 participants attended these trainings in the park and more than 4,000 students/teachers had the chance to take part in such trainings in their own schools. To show support in the Park's environmental concept, BOHSR sent 80 representatives to the Park for an educational visit and invited Dr. Jane Goodall to deliver a brilliant environmental speech in the Park. In addition, BOHSR attended the opening ceremony of Pheasant-tailed Jacana Ecological Festival. The estival theme was "protection", hoping by positively preserving the habitat of jacanas, the diversity of Taiwan chestnuts will be protected and the local chestnut industrial culture will be preserved.