Walk for Nature | WWF Hong Kong


 
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Dates: 4-5 November 2017 (Saturday and Sunday)
*Participants can join on one day only
Time: 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
There will be 10 time slots each day running consecutively at half hour intervals from 9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. Participants can choose their preferred time slot during the registration process.
Venue: Mai Po Nature Reserve
Venue: Suitable for 4 years old or above
*For safety reasons, baby strollers and prams are not allowed in the Reserve.


“Walk for Nature” is an annual fundraising event held in Hong Kong’s iconic Mai Po Nature Reserve that has been held for the past 25 years. Participants walk a set route around the Reserve, which is in the Inner Deep Bay wetlands. Mai Po was recognized as “Wetland of International Importance” under the Ramsar Convention in 1995. Since 1940s, observers at the Mai Po Inner Deep Bay wetlands have recorded a total of 400 different species of birds, accounting for 75 per cent of the known bird species in Hong Kong and giving it a reputation as a paradise for birds. Among them are 35 species that are classified as worldwide endangered species. The Reserve also provides habitat for many species of both flora and fauna.
 

Walk for Nature, WWF-Hong Kong’s most significant educational fundraising event, aims to engage the public about the need to protect Hong Kong’s local natural environment and strengthen their awareness of the importance of environmental conservation.
 

EVENT AMBASSADOR

This year, we are honored to have Ms Leila Kong as our ambassador.

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Corporate Sponsorship

“Walk for Nature” 2017 is now recruiting corporate sponsors. Please contact us for more information. 
Tel: 2526-1011 (press 4, 3 after choosing language)
Email: walk@wwf.org.hk

Group Participation

 “Walk for Nature” 2017 is now recruiting group participation. Please contact us for more information. 
Tel: 2526-1011 (press 4, 3 after choosing language)
Email: walk@wwf.org.hk

Sustainable Living Lab

This year’s theme is “Sustainable Living Lab”. Through taking part in interactive games and activities held along the route, participants will increase their awareness and knowledge of conservation issues and sustainable living!
Mai Po background and threats 
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Facing threats from urbanization, the conservation work at Mai Po Nature Reserve requires the assistance and support of the public.
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Fee:

Category

Early Bird Offer
Minimum donation
(On or before 9 October)

Minimum donation
10 October – 1 November
Adult HK$550 HK$700
Youth (Age 4-17) and Seniors (Age 60 or above) HK$350 HK$450
Group of 2 HK$1,000 HK$1,200
Group of 3 HK$1,350 HK$1,650
Group of 4 HK$1,600 HK$2,000

No parking space is provided at Mai Po. Complimentary shuttle buses will run between Sheung Shui MTR station and Mai Po. The pick-up point will be at Exit E, Sheung Shui MTR Station. For details, please visit transportation arrangement.
 
*For group participation (corporates only), please click it for details

New Activities

What’s new this year? Have you ever done yoga at a bird hide with view of a pristine mudflat? Or strolled along a floating boardwalk in the middle of a magnificent mangrove forest? At this year’s “Walk for Nature” you’ll have the chance to do both! Please note: Registration for the yoga workshop and boardwalk guided tour is only available online
 
Activities

Additional fee

Timeslot Quota (Each session)
Yoga Workshop
(Yoga mat will be provided.)
HK$150 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Suggested start time: 9:30 a.m.
OR 3-4 p.m.
Suggested starting time: 1 p.m.
12
Boardwalk guided tour HK$100 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Suggested start time: 9:30 a.m. 
OR 2 – 3:30 p.m.
Suggested starting time: 12 noon
20
 
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Yoga Workshop
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Boardwalk guided tour
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Duration

The event route is about 5 kilometres and has an estimated completion time of 3 to 4 hours. Along the route, you will pass through bird hides, fish ponds, reed beds and gei wais. Our hard-working partners, the buffalos will be there to meet you too. Interactive game stands will be set-up along the route, providing challenges while enjoying the breathtaking scenery of Mai Po.

Binoculars Rental

Binoculars (8X zoom) can be hired at the starting point of the walk. There is a rental fee of $20 and a refundable deposit of $100.

Some binoculars are geared with stabilizer. Please inform our staff if you need one.

Bad Weather Arrangement

WWF reserves the right to cancel the Walk for Nature event if Red or Black Rainstorm Signal or Typhoon No.8 Signal or above is hosted at 6 a.m. on the event day, or there are other adverse incidents beyond the control of WWF, such as the closure of Mai Po Nature Reserve by the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department due to infection control. All donations are non-refundable and will be used to support our conservation and education programs.

About Mai Po Conservation

In 1983, WWF-Hong Kong began managing Mai Po Nature Reserve, implementing a number of conservation projects designed to protect the Reserve’s many fish ponds, gei wai, intertidal mudflats, mangroves, reed beds and freshwater ponds. In 2001, the conservation work took on a new dimension and began to focus on conserving Hong Kong’s section of the East Asian-Australasian Flyway (EAAF), a vital route for migratory water birds. The EAAF begins at the Arctic Circle and runs through Southeast Asia all the way to Australia and New Zealand. Mai Po is situated roughly in the centre of the flyway. Every year, migratory birds conduct their long journeys south and stop at Mai Po to rest and recharge before they continue their voyage.
 
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Mai Po Nature Reserve is a natural “pit stop” for migratory waterbirds.
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Education and Interaction

In 1986, WWF established the Wildlife Education Centre at Mai Po Nature Reserve. In 1991, the addition of the Peter Scott Field Studies Centre allowed WWF to provide a complete range of guided tour services to students and the public. These improved facilities also benefit scientists and professionals, allowing them to conduct more efficient and effective research and related studies.

In recent years, we have implemented various projects such as ‘Discovering Biodiversity in Hong Kong Wetlands’ and ‘Nature With No Barriers’. Through these projects, we aim at sharing the public with wetland conservation knowledge and improve Mai Po’s facilities. Thanks to 34 years of determination and hard work, Mai Po has now become one of the world’s leading wetland conservation and education centres.
 
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透過導賞員的講解,更深入認識自然環境。
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