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City Nature Challenge 2019

WWF-Hong Kong is proud to join forces with other NGOs, universities and schools to help Hong Kong to victory in the City Nature Challenge!
 
The City Nature Challenge is a worldwide competition in which cities compete against each other by taking photographs of nature (plants, insects, birds, fungi, etc) on the free app, iNaturalist. It is also a fantastic way to educate participants on amazing biodiversity that is on their own doorstep.
 
In April 2018, Hong Kong placed in the top 10 out of 68 cities for all categories. A total of 20,268 observations, covering 2,932 species, were recorded. Still, we believe we can do even better this year!

We have arranged eco-guided visits at Hong Kong Park and Island House, as well as incorporated the City Nature Challenge into our activities at our centres in Mai Po and Hoi Ha Wan, which has some of the widest range of biodiversity in the city.

Join us as we compete against more than 160 cities worldwide in the City Nature Challenge from 26-29April!

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.

Enquiries: cnc@wwf.org.hk


City Nature Challenge @ Island House


City Nature Challenge @ Hong Kong Park



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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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