Walk for Nature
The Top Fundraising Individual Awards and Top Fundraising Family Awards will be announced by early Dec in our website and in written form to the winners. The donation deadline is end of this month. Please submit your donations on or before 30 Nov 2012, while the tax deductible receipts will be sent out on or before 31 Jan, 2013.
Thanks again for your participation! See you next year!
Walk for Nature? What is that?
Thanks to the ongoing support of the Hong Kong public, this year Walk for Nature celebrates its 20th anniversary. We are grateful to all the enthusiastic people who over the years have supported our mission, stepped out into nature and participated in the Walk. This year, the Walk will again be held at Mai Po Nature Reserve – Hong Kong’s renowned Wetland of International Importance under the Ramsar Convention – which lies in the Deep Bay wetland complex. The Reserve supports a wide range of species and is an important stopover spot for migratory waterbirds.
(Select language then press 4, 3)
Fax: 2845 2734
Address: 1 Tramway Path,
Central, Hong Kong
Why should you join?
For details on WWF’s conservation work, please click here.
Join us and walk for nature in November, 2012!
The Walk for Nature Experience
- experience world-class bird watching and many varied wetland habitats;
- understand the management effort needed to develop Mai Po’s vast potential;
- snap hundreds of great pictures, from beautiful scenery to flocks of birds;
- enjoy family fun at the fascinating hands-on checkpoints;
- discover more about nature through our lively interpretation;
- have a chance encounter with one of our buffaloes
- learn the importance of freshwater and wetland environments.
Theme of Walk for Nature @ Mai Po 2012: Freshwater and Wetlands
The rapid economic and population growth of Hong Kong and the Pearl River Delta region over the last few decades has created numerous threats to inland freshwater and coastal wetland biodiversity. In addition to the disruptive effect this has had on the important ecological functions of wetland ecosystems, this rapid development is also causing water shortages and a deterioration in water quality. The landscape of the region is generally mountainous, meaning low-lying flat plains and wetlands formed by sedimentation have been the areas to bear most of this development.
Wetlands are also an important part of the fresh water cycle, acting as both a filter and a provider of this essential ingredient to life. Enjoy a day in the outdoors, learn the importance of wetlands and freshwater ecosystems and see with your own eyes how your contribution helps our environment.