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Thanks to a generous donation from the Hongkong Bank Foundation, WWF has launched "Wetland Incubator" project to find conservation solutions for the future thriving flyways and environments. This three-year project kicekd off in July 2021, bringing together conservationists, young people, scientists, academics, and other stakeholders to form action teams and brainstorm solutions to secure wetlands……
Wetland Incubator features four themes: Migratory Birds, Mammals, Future-proofing Wetland Stewardship and Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation. Teams of passionate individuals are recruited to work on each theme, contributing creative ideas that focus on safeguarding the future of our wetlands.
Migratory birds connect ecosystems and keep nature healthy. We must do all we can to protect precious migratory birds. In particular, we need to create suitable habitats and raise awareness about the importance of securing their wintering and stop-over sites.
• Shorebird Satellite Tracking (on-going)
• Migratory Bird Education Design Team (on-going)
• Water Caltrops Fostering Programme (new programme)
It’s a little-known fact that Eurasian otters inhabit Hong Kong’s Deep Bay, and there isn’t much information available on these elusive creatures. Several action teams are working to design education materials to raise public awareness and enhance the effectiveness of otter studies.
• Otter Citizen Scientists (batch two has begun)
• Spraint Detection Conservation Dog (on-going)
• Otter Education Design Team (on-going)
• Otter Spraint Platform (on-going)
Future-proofing Wetland Stewardship
Wetland stewardship involves multiple aspects, and local fishponds play an important role. Fishponds act as buffer areas for flooding and storm surges and are part of an integrated climate mitigation strategy. However, traditional fishponds are disappearing. By utilising design thinking and social innovation skills, action teams are looking to turn aquacultural operations into promising and profitable sustainable businesses.
• Walk & Pitch Competition (new programme)
• Youth Innovator (completed)
Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation
Climate change has begun to impact us and we are losing our biodiversity at an alarming rate. Aiming to build safer habitats for wetland animals, incubators test their prototypes through trial-and-error methods.
• Floating Platform for Black-winged Stilt Breeding (on-going)
Kick off event
Kick off event