WWF Walk for Nature 2016

28 Sep

walk-for-natureWalk for Nature is an annual fundraising event held in Hong Kong’s iconic Mai Po Nature Reserve. Participants gather sponsorship and walk a set route around the Reserve, which is located in the Inner Deep Bay wetlands. In 1995, Mai Po was declared a Wetland of International Importance under the Ramsar Convention. The Reserve provides habitat for many species of both flora and fauna, and has a worldwide reputation as being a “paradise for birds”.

Join this walk and learn more about WWF’s work in conserving and preserving the Mai Po Nature Reserve. This year’s event theme is ‘Be a Citizen Scientist’. Participants can understand more about WWF’s wetland conservation work by taking part in the interactive games and activities held along the route.

Date: 26 & 27 November 2016 (Saturday and Sunday) Choose either date

Time: 9:30am to 6pm (10 walking time slots for you to choose from)

Place: Mai Po Nature Reserve

Price: Please refer to enrollment form for details.

About WWF’s work at Mai Po Nature Reserve: 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, as the conservation work began to focus on conserving Hong Kong’s section of the East Asian-Australasian Flyway (EAAF), a vital flight route for migratory waterbirds. 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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