Renowned marine scientist – Dr Bill Ballantine to run talk and forum to discuss ways to restore Hong Kong's marine ecosystems



Posted 17 September 2007

Hong Kong marine ecosystem is about to collapse because of dredging, pollution, reclamation and most important the unsustainable fisheries policies by our Government

Renowned marine scientist Dr Bill Ballantine will share his international experiences of marine reserve establishment and discuss ways to restore Hong Kong's marine ecosystems with WWF members and members of the general public at the City University of Hong Kong (20 Sep 2007 pm) and the University of Hong Kong (22 Sep 2007 am). Dr Ballantine is a leading marine biologist who has championed marine conservation and in particular marine reserves as a means of conserving marine biodiversity. He was closely involved with the 12-year campaign to establish New Zealand's first marine reserve in the 1970s.

Member of the public are welcome to join these events to understand the global marine conservation issues as well as express your views on the marine reserves and fisheries management issues. Details of the events are as follows:

"Reviving Hong Kong's Marine Resources" Open Forum
Date : 20 Sept 2007 (Thursday)
Venue: Lecture Theatre 11, City University of Hong Kong, Tat Chee Avenue
Time: 2:30pm to 4:00pm
Language : English

The following guests will join the panel discussion at the forum:
- Professor Lam Kin Che, Chairman of ACE
- Mr. Otto Poon, Member of the Council for Sustainable Development
- The Hon Choy So Yuk, Member of Legislative Council
- Mr Rommy Cheung, Co-Chairperson, Environment Protection Committee, Lions Club International District 303 (Hong Kong, Macau and China)
- Dr. S.G. Cheung, Associate Professor of City University of Hong Kong
- Dr Andy Cornish, Conservation Director of WWF Hong


Talk at University of Hong Kong
Date : 22 Sept 2007 (Saturday)
Venue : Room T4, Meng Wah Complex,
The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam Road
Time : 11:00am to 12:00 noon


Download Powerpoint Presentation: http://www.marine-reserves.org.nz/pages/presentations.html