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City Nature Challenge 2018

Hong Kong was among the top 10 of 68 cities that participated in the City Nature Challenge! A total of 20,357 observations, covering 2,678 species have been recorded in Hong Kong during the international competition that ran from 27-30 April.

For this year’s challenge, WWF-Hong Kong joined forces with the Tai Tam Tuk Foundation and other community groups to form bioblitz teams. We arranged eco-guided visits at Hong Kong Park, and at our centres in Mai Po, Hoi Ha Wan and Island House, which have some of the widest range of biodiversity in the city. More than 750 observers in Hong Kong participated during the four-day challenge, discovering the amazing range of species the city offers.

Initiated by the California Academy of Sciences and the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, the City Nature Challenge is an annual international effort for people to find and document wildlife in cities across the globe and share it via the iNaturalist app.

Stay tuned for more details of the next City Nature Challenge, to be held 26-29 April 2019! 

As of 14/5/2018 As of 14/5/2018   As of 14/5/2018


Let’s look at Hong Kong’s rich biodiversity.

 
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The WWF City Nature Challenge team at Mai Po Nature Reserve
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More than 750 participants in Hong Kong recorded the species they observed, including in Hoi Ha Wan 
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More than 750 participants in Hong Kong recorded the species they observed, including in Hoi Ha Wan
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A WWF snorkeling team surveyed Hong Kong’s underwater biodiversity… 
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A WWF snorkeling team surveyed Hong Kong’s underwater biodiversity…
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….capturing Hoi Ha Wan’s beautiful marine life 
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….capturing Hoi Ha Wan’s beautiful marine life
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