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OCEANS

Our oceans are our planet's life support system.

© Adam Minu WWF

Hong Kong has a profound connection to the sea, from a thriving fishing village to becoming Asia’s second-highest per-capita seafood consumers. But unfettered development is putting our ocean under risk.

WHY DOES IT MATTER?

The future of Hong Kong’s marine environment is at stake. With government plans to continue reclaiming large tracts of land from the sea, our marine ecosystem is under continuous threat from new development as well as from plastic litter entering the ocean. We need to act now to conserve Hong Kong’s marine biodiversity.

Did you know?

Hong Kong waters have a higher coral diversity than the Caribbean Sea, with Hoi Ha Wan Marine Park alone hosting more than 70 per cent of our local species.

© ISSF 2012

WHAT IS WWF DOING?

We are working towards achieving our near-term goal of convincing the government to set aside 10 per cent of Hong Kong’s waters as marine protected areas (MPA) by 2020, extending to 30 per cent by 2030. We are focused on conserving species including the Chinese white dolphin, finless porpoise and sea turtle. And we are working to tackle the city’s marine litter problem with solutions that can replace single-use plastics in our community. See how we are working to achieve those goals by clicking below.

Marine Protected Areas

MPAs are key to protecting our ocean. Learn about the seven priority sites in Hong Kong.

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© Dr. Alan S.L. Leung

WHAT YOU CAN DO

Be part of efforts to protect our ocean by signing up to WWF campaigns on MPAs, sustainable seafood or plastic litter. You can also donate to our crowdfunding projects to save our Chinese white dolphin and sea turtles, and join our eco-visits at Hoi Ha Wan Marine Park.