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The annual “Walk for Nature” will be held for the 28th consecutive year at Hong Kong’s iconic Mai Po Nature Reserve! Recognised as a “Wetland of International Importance” under the Ramsar Convention in 1995, Mai Po Nature Reserve has been drawing observers since the 1940s and has become known as a bird paradise, with a total of 400 bird species recorded inside the Mai Po Inner Deep Bay wetlands, accounting for 75 per cent of the known bird species in Hong Kong. Among them are 35 species that are classified as worldwide endangered species. Walking along the set route around the reserve, participants not only enjoy the beautiful scenery, they will also learn about the importance of conservation and how to develop a sustainable lifestyle by participating in a series of interactive challenges set up at various check points. “Walk for Nature” is an ideal activity for families and friends, groups and anyone who wants to experience a relaxing and meaningful weekend!
|Dates:||2-3 November 2019 (Saturday and Sunday)
*Participants can choose one date only
|Time:||10:00 to 17:00
There will be nine time slots each day running consecutively at half-hour intervals from 10:00am-2pm. Participants can choose their preferred time slot during the registration process.
|Venue:||Mai Po Nature Reserve|
|Suitable Age:||Suitable for 4 years old or above
*For safety reasons, baby strollers and prams are not allowed in the reserve.
Theme of the year: Birds & Beyond
While Mai Po Nature Reserve is famous for bird-watching, the unique wetland habitats attract a rich biodiversity within the reserve, which is why this year’s theme is “Birds & Beyond”. At “Walk for Nature”, participants can glimpse some of the wetland’s nocturnal inhabitants, including bent-winged fireflies, Eurasian otters and the small leopard cat.
Through activities held along the walking route, participants learn about the importance of preserving biodiversity and conserving Hong Kong’s natural environment.
Celebrities Chu Fun and June Chan are this year’s event ambassadors.
Minimum donation before
|Junior (Age 4-17) and Senior (Age 60 or above)||HK$300|
|Group of 3||HK$1,100|
Additional Activity: Boardwalk Guided Tour
|Time slot||Quota (Each session)|
|Boardwalk guided tour||HK$150||11:30-13:00 (starting time is 10:00)
12:45-14:15 (starting time is 10:30)
14:00-15:30 (starting time is 11:30)
15:15-16:45 (starting time is 12:30)
No parking spaces will be provided at Mai Po. Complimentary shuttle buses will run between Sheung Shui MTR station and Mai Po, with the pick-up point at Sheung Shui MTR Station, Exit E. For details, please see transportation arrangement.
Step 1: Sign Up and Participate
How to Participate
You can enrol in “Walk for Nature” online:
Successful applicants will receive a booking confirmation via email*. To enter Mai Po Nature Reserve, you must bring your booking confirmation (e-copy is accepted). The login details of your fundraising webpage will be sent to you in a separate email**.
*For group entry (Group of 2-4), a booking confirmation will be sent to the leader by email.
**Participants who join as a group will receive one fundraising page shared among all team members. The login details will be sent to the group leader.
Step 2: Collect Sponsorship
Each participant will receive a fundraising webpage set up on his/her behalf (Participants who join as a group will receive one fundraising page shared among all team members. The login details will be sent to the group leader). This link can be shared via email or social media with your friends and relatives for them to support you through donations for this worthwhile cause!
All donation receipts (for donation amounts of HK$100 or more) will be emailed directly to the participants and sponsors. Please provide the sponsorship details (i.e. sponsors’ names and email addresses) for us to issue donation receipts to your sponsors. Otherwise, the donation receipts will be emailed directly to the participants. All receipts will be emailed on or before 29 February 2020.
Tel: 2526-1011 (press 4, 3 after choosing language)
|Registration Closing Date||18 October 2019|
|Participants amendment deadline (for all participants)||18 October 2019|
|Walk for Nature event dates||2-3 November 2019
Kick off ceremony starts at 10:30am on 2 November
|Fundraising Award donation submission deadline||28 October 2019|
|Announcement of Individual and Group Fundraising Awards||2 November 2019
Results will be announced during the kick-off ceremony
|Donation submission deadline||30 November 2019|
|Issue of e-certificates||On or before 30 December 2019|
|Issue of donation receipts (only provided for donations of $100 or more)||On or before 29 February 2020|