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.