Symposium on Deep Bay Wetland Conservation | WWF Hong Kong

Symposium on Deep Bay Wetland Conservation

Posted 22 December 2016
For a relatively small city Hong Kong has an incredibly rich biodiversity, especially in our wetlands. One example is the one-of-a-kind Mai Po Nature Reserve. Under the management of WWF-Hong Kong, the Reserve has become an iconic wetland for Hong Kong and South China – providing food and habitat for 60,000 individual birds from over 400 species every year. Alongside the Mai Po and Inner Deep Bay Ramsar site, the Reserve is home to various types of local wildlife including aquatic fauna, insects, amphibians, reptiles, fish and mammals.
Thanks to a generous donation by HSBC, starting from March 2015, WWF-Hong Kong has commenced a two-year project called “Discovering Biodiversity in Hong Kong Wetlands”. This project conducted over 15 types of ecological studies with the help of 450 openly recruited citizen scientists, in which the results determined the current biodiversity status of the Mai Po and Inner Deep Bay wetlands.
The Symposium on Deep Bay Wetlands Conservation will act as the wrap-up ceremony for “Discovering Biodiversity in Hong Kong Wetlands”. WWF will present the key findings of the DB project and, together with Shenzhen Mangrove Wetlands Conservation Foundation, host presentations and discussions with local and overseas wetland conservationists and environmental educators.
Date: 11, 12 February 2017
Time: Day 1 (11 February 2017): 9:00a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Day 2 (12 February 2017): 9:00a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Venue: Lecture Hall, Hong Kong Science Museum
Target audiences: Day 1 (11 February 2017): General public, students, teachers and environmental educators
Day 2 (12 February 2017): wetland managers, academics and researchers in ecology
Day 1 will be mainly conducted in Cantonese;
Day 2 will be mainly conducted in English and Mandarin
Symposium fee: Free of charge
Online application deadline: 31  January 2017 (application accepts in first-come-first-serve basis)