One Planet Youth Action – Citizen Science | WWF Hong Kong

One Planet Youth Action – Citizen Science



 
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Since 2017, WWF-Hong Kong has been collaborating with various youth groups on “Citizen Science” programmes. After undergoing workshop training conducted by our expert team, participants will become WWF One Planet Youth Citizen Scientists and conduct various scientific surveys in Hong Kong. Data collected by citizen scientists will contribute to providing the latest status of Hong Kong biodiversity for ongoing conservation projects. Join us in building a more sustainable future.
 


Biodiversity Check@ Mai Po

Conserving the high biodiversity at Mai Po Nature Reserve requires a comprehensive ecological database to implement effective wetland management. WWF-Hong Kong launched “Biodiversity Check@ Mai Po” in 2017 to train young people to become “One Planet Citizen Scientists”. They will work at Hong Kong’s only wetland reserve to conduct long-term ecological monitoring with WWF at Hong Kong’s only wetland reserve.
 


Marine Litter Survey

Tackling marine litter, particularly plastics, is one of the key components of marine environmental protection. WWF-Hong Kong mobilises young leaders in various youth groups through the “train-the-trainer” approach to conduct coastal clean-ups and analyze the types of marine debris collected in Hong Kong.
 


Baseline Study@ Hoi Ha Wan

Hoi Ha Wan Marine Park plays an important role in public engagement on marine conservation and providing a platform for marine research. Ecological baseline surveys are vital to gaining a deeper understanding of Hoi Ha Wan’s marine ecosystem and to undertaking appropriate conservation measures for effective habitat and species management. WWF-Hong Kong will mobilise young people to conduct a one-year baseline studies at Hoi Ha Wan Marine Park. Data generated from the programme will ultimately support better management of this marine hotspot, helping to ensure the protection of important species and habitats. 

 


Citizen Scientist Recruitment

One Planet Youth Action is now recruiting young people to become our citizen scientists by conducting various types of scientific surveys with us at different locations. If you are aged 15 to 30 and want to contribute to nature conservation, please join us. 
 

Application details

  • Participant of this programme must be aged between 15 to 30
  • No scientific background required.
  • Physically fit and able to work in the field continuously for at least 3 hours
  • This programme accepts applications year-round.
  • Next batch of “One Planet Youth Citizen Scientist Programme” will start from May 2020. 
  • Successful applicants will receive a confirmation email by mid-April 2020.
For enquiries, please email: opy@wwf.org.hk
 
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Ecological survey training in the field
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Black-faced spoonbill survey at Mai Po Nature Reserve
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Conducting marine litter survey with youth group
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