Dr Michael Lau
During his time at HKU, he also took part in the Hong Kong Biodiversity Survey and was in charge of the terrestrial vertebrates survey. After completing his Ph.D., Michael joined another local green group and led a forest conservation programme in southern China, while continuing to work on biodiversity projects in Hong Kong.
Michael is a member of several IUCN Species Survival Commission specialist groups and helped with the Red List assessment. Currently, he is responsible for WWF’s Local Biodiversity and Regional Wetlands programme, working with the teams to ensure that development projects will not affect Hong Kong’s unique terrestrial and marine biodiversity, to proactively conserve and manage threatened species and habitats, including Mai Po Nature Reserve, to advocate a holistic conservation policy, and to strengthen the conservation of migratory waterbirds along the East Asian-Australasian Flyway.
Dr Alan Leung
Prior to joining WWF, he worked in several UK Environmental NGO’s managing a wide spectrum of natural habitats for endangered flora and fauna, and carried out species research and monitoring. He also carried out primate studies and rainforest research for a West African based NGO. At WWF he formerly led the ecological research work at the internationally renowned Mai Po Nature Reserve, then as Reserve Manager managed and designed wetland habitats at the Reserve particularly for migratory waterbirds.
Bena now works on regional projects to conserve migratory waterbirds in the East Asian-Australasian Flyway. He represents WWF on the Partnership for the East Asian-Australasian Flyway, is a member of the Shorebird Working Group within the Partnership, and a member of The Asia-Pacific Working Group on Migratory Waterbirds and Avian Influenza. He presents at regional symposiums and lectures at local Universities on the topic of wetland and waterbird conservation.