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Walk for Nature Birds and Beyond – 2-3 Nov

12 Sep


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, but 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 checkpoints. Walk for Nature is an ideal activity for families and friends, groups and anyone who wants to experience a relaxing and meaningful weekend!


While Mai Po Nature Reserve is famous for bird-watching, the unique wetland habitats attract 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.

Suitable for 4 years old or above
*For safety reasons, baby strollers and prams are not allowed in the reserve.

Date: 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.

Place: Mai Po Nature Reserve

Information and Registration: For more information and to register, please follow this link to WWF’s website

Registration closing date: 18 October 2019

About WWF Hong Kong: Founded in 1981, WWF Hong Kong’s mission is to stop the degradation of the planet’s natural environment, and to help build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature.

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WildAid Under the SEA Cocktail Party

31 Aug


Oct 26th, 2019 join WildAid‘s very first cocktail fundraiser in Hong Kong… where you will meet WildAid China Chief representative Steve Blake, along with their program staff in Asia, and hear about their programs and the work they do… especially with our Marine life programs!

The party will be held at Loft 22 at California Tower, thanks to the generous venue support from the Lan Kwai Fong Group’s Chairman, Mr. Allan Zeman.

Guests will enjoy an evening of cocktails, free-flow drinks, craft beer, canapés from Maison ES, delicious cupcakes from Baking Maniac, live entertainment with a special silent auction and raffle…

Buy a raffle ticket on the night and you will have a chance to win a 3-night stay at the beautiful Aleenta Resort in Phuket as well as many other prizes…

Dress Code :
Cocktail Attire

Date: Saturday, October 26th, 2019

Time:
VIP early access entrance | 6:15pm
General access entrance | 7:00pm
Program, Live Performance, Raffle and Silent Auction | 7:30 – 9:00pm
DJ & Dancing | 9 – 10:00pm

Place: LOFT 22, 22/F California Tower, 30-32 D’Aguilar St, Central

Price:
VIP access ticket | $1250 each ( Special goodies bag included )
General access ticket | $ 880 each
To buy your ticket please follow this link to EventBrite

For more information, please contact Eva Yoe at eva@wildaid.org
Stay tuned for more details… on WildAid’s Hong Kong Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/WildAidHK/

About WildAid: The illegal wildlife trade is a multi-billion dollar global industry largely driven by consumer demand in expanding economies. While most wildlife conservation groups focus on scientific studies and anti-poaching efforts, WildAid works to reduce global consumption of wildlife products and to increase local support for conservation efforts. WildAid also works with governments and partners to protect fragile marine reserves from illegal fishing and shark finning, to enhance public and political will for anti-poaching efforts, and to reduce climate change impacts.

Bohemian Pupsody benefitting HK Dog Rescue – 21 Sept

11 Aug

On any given day at Hong Kong Dog Rescue (HKDR) there approximately 600 dogs and puppies waiting to find forever homes. HKDR takes in dogs that have been abused and neglected, abandoned, or simply need a home.

HKDR would like to invite you to support this important work by participating in HKDR’s annual charity party, “Bohemian Pupsody – An Evening with Teddie Mercury” at the Aberdeen Marina Club Ballroom on Saturday, 21 September.

This fun and fabulous evening based on the music of rock sensation Queen will celebrate HKDR dogs who are waiting and hoping to find their forever home. Guest MC, Vita Starkin and guest DJ Barry Gold will help rock the night and help you party hard.

Book your tickets today!

Confirm booking and payment by September 1, 2019 and take advantage of special anniversary rates.

For more information, please email info@hongkongdogrescue.com

Date: Saturday, 21 September 2019

Place: Aberdeen Marina Club Ballroom

Price:
Full Table HK$18,000 – Twelve seats in total
Half Table HK$9,500 – Six seats in total
Single Ticket HK$1,700

To order your tickets, please follow this link.

About Hong Kong Dog Rescue: HKDR was founded in 2003 for the specific purpose of saving dogs and puppies from the Hong Kong Government’s Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department (AFCD) Animal Management Centres, where thousands of dogs and puppies are destroyed every year. They are homeless and unwanted and have just four days to live unless they are chosen for rehoming.

Although almost all HKDR dogs and puppies are still rescued from AFCD, these days many of their dogs are also ex-breeding dogs, those that are no longer useful for the purpose of producing puppies for the pet trade. These dogs are inevitably in poor health and condition due to their previous hard lives, and they need extensive veterinary treatment.

Only a small percentage of these dogs and puppies are lucky enough to be rescued by HKDR, after which the larger ones will be taken care of at their main Tai Po Homing Centre, while smaller dogs awaiting re-homing will stay at the Ap Lei Chau Homing Centre. Puppies usually live at the HKDR base on Lamma Island or stay in foster homes, and they are taken to Whiskers N Paws at Horizon Plaza, Ap Lei Chau, every Sunday from 2pm to 5pm where potential adopters can meet them and hopefully take them home.

As much as possible, puppies and smaller dogs are placed in temporary foster care where they can live in a home environment before being permanently adopted. HKDR’s foster network plays a vital role in helping dogs overcome the trauma of being abandoned or their previous unhappy circumstances, such as those that are rescued from breeding farms.

Alongside the rescue and re-homing efforts, education is also an important part of HKDR’s mission, and as part of that, the Education & Training Centre was opened in July 2013, directly opposite their Ap Lei Chau Homing Centre. This small venue is used for a variety of workshops and classes, all of which are designed to help improve dog-human understanding and so reduce the number of pets being abandoned. Whiskers N Paws also hosts the HKDR ‘Positive Partners’ Training Courses, which are designed to promote responsible pet ownership as well as reward-based training methods.

Speaking of Animals Presented by Animals Asia

3 Aug


Please join Animals Asia in Hong Kong on Sunday, September 8 for Animals Asia’s first live speaking event, Speaking of Animals.

Think ‘TED Talks’. Or maybe ‘TEDDY Talks’ is more apt!

You’ll hear from the very best in their fields, including our own founder and CEO, Jill Robinson, who’s recognized as the world’s leading expert on moon bears.

And in the afternoon, come with Animals Asia on a relaxing, but equally educational, visit to Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden.

At Speaking of Animals, Animals Asia‘s senior sanctuary staff – vets and bear carers – will share some fascinating insights into what it takes to care such large groups of intelligent, wild animals, And other staff will talk about their wider work, including elephant welfare in Vietnam and cat and dog welfare in China

Animal warriors from other organizations will also share their experiences.

Date: Sunday, 8 September 2019

Time: 9am – 5pm

Place: Hong Kong Central Library, Lecture Theatre, 66 Causeway Road

Price:
Half-day (morning only)
Adult: HK $200
Student and senior: HK $80
Full day (incl. trip to Kadoorie Farm)
Adult: HK $300
Student and senior: HK $ 150

To register, please follow this link to EventBrite

For enquiries please call 2791 2225 or email hkevent@animalsasia.org

About Animals Asia: Founded in 1998, Animals Asia promotes compassion and respect for all animals and works to bring about long-term change. Animals Asia works to end the barbaric bear bile trade, which sees over 10,000 bears kept on bile farms in China, and, according to official figures, about 1,200 suffering the same fate in Vietnam.

Animals Asia has rescued over 500 bears, caring for them at its award-winning bear sanctuaries in China and Vietnam.

Animals Asia also works to end the trade in dogs and cats for food in China and Vietnam, and lobbies to improve the welfare of companion animals, promote humane population management and prevent the cross border export of “meat dogs” in Asia.

In addition, Animals Asia campaigns for an end to abusive animal practises in zoos and safari parks in Asia and works closely with governing authorities to improve animal management and increase awareness of the welfare needs of captive animals.

Plastic Free Seas Volunteer Recruitment Days

9 Jul


Do you want to help save the ocean and the marine animals? Are you passionate about reducing our plastic consumption here in HK?

Plastic Free Seas is recruiting volunteers who want help lead beach cleanups and/or to get involved in their community outreach. English speaking and bilingual (English/Cantonese) volunteers are welcome. Plastic Free Seas will be conducting 2 one-day training sessions in August. The morning session will be held at their office in Sheung Wan, and after lunch you will head to a beach (location yet to be determined) for on-site training. Plastic Free Seas is looking for both adults and teenager volunteers. Minimum age is 15.

Rundown of the day:
10:30am – 12:30pm (in office training)
12:30pm – 1:00pm Lunch (Please bring your own lunch, no single-use plastic packaging please)
1:00pm – 3:30pm (Beach training)

Further information on what to wear and bring will be shared by email.

Be part of the local solution for this global problem!

Date:
Training session #1: Saturday, August 3, 2019
Training session #2: Saturday, August 10, 2019
(Both sessions will be conducted in English)

Time: 10:30am– 3:30pm

Place: 21/F Chun Wo Commercial Centre, 23-29 Wing Wo St., Sheung Wan (MTR Exit E2)

Space is limited and registration is required. To register, please contact Mimi.
Email: mimi@plasticfreeseas.org

About Plastic Free Seas: Plastic Free Seas is a Hong Kong charity dedicated to advocating change in the way we all view and use plastics in society today, through education and action campaigns.

Hoi Ha Wan Festival 13-14 Jul

22 Jun

Where can I find a coral reef in Hong Kong?

Hoi Ha Wan Marine Park is one of the first marine parks in Hong Kong, it has more than 60 coral and 120 fish species. On 13-14 July this year, come and explore Hong Kong’s marine life in WWF Hong Kong‘s glass-bottomed boat at the center. You can also enjoy a screening of A Plastic Ocean, a documentary about the perils of plastic in our oceans and talks from our WWF-Hong Kong experts. Come and enjoy a marine weekend with your family!

Date: 13 – 14 July,2019

Time: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Place: Hoi Ha Wan Marine Park, Jockey Club HSBC WWF Hong Kong Hoi Ha Marine Life Centre
For directions to get there, please follow this link

Price: $150-$180

To register please follow this link

For enquiries and for more information, please email community@wwf.org.hk or call their service hotline at 2161 9631.

About WWF: WWF is one of the world’s largest and most respected conservation organizations, with a network active in more than 100 countries. WWF is currently carrying out more than 1,300 conservation projects around the planet – from small-scale local conservation projects to large-scale species protection projects which span all continents.

Their goal is to build a future in which humans can live in harmony with nature.

Lance X Eco Marine (Belated Father’s Day) Adventure Cleanup POSTPONED

4 Jun


STOP PRESS: In light of the recent events in Hong Kong and the great energy and efforts including clean up efforts by the public, this event will be postponed until after the summer.

Our coastlines need all the help we can muster! Invite your friends and family! Your participation and helping hand will be much appreciated!

Lance, 10 year old student and young climate activist, has joined forces with Keilem, founder of Eco Marine to host a coastal cleanup on Saturday 22 June 2019 at Tung Chung Bay (Hau Wong Temple and Mangrove Area) in North Lantau. The Tung Chung River and Tung Chung Bay are of high ecological value. Although close to much development, the area still boasts great biodiversity and is the home to many species of wildlife including horseshoe crabs, mudskippers and egrets. At the same time, this coastal area faces huge challenges, being opposite the airport and reclamation project for the third runway as well as the recently opened HK-Macau-Zhuhai bridge. Come to learn about this precious habitat for Hong Kong wildlife and do your part to protect this valuable space.

Date: Saturday, 22 June 2019

Who can join: For adults and children, this will be a family-friendly event! The cleanup site is an easy flat 20-minute walk from the Tung Chung MTR station, participants will need to be able to walk this distance comfortably. All children under 16 should be accompanied by a responsible adult. Eco Marine is also celebrating Father’s Day for this event so fathers with their children are most welcome!

Event rundown: 4 – 6:30pm
4:00 pm: Meeting Tung Chung MTR Exit A. Walk from MTR will take about 20 minutes
4:30 to 5:15pm Cleanup Briefing and Cleanup
5:15 to 5:30pm Ecological Tour Mangrove Cleanup
5:30 to 6:00pm Continue Cleanup
6:00 to 6:15pm Tidy up
6:15 to 6:40pm Departure/Walk back to Tung Chung MTR

What to wear: Closed toe shoes you don’t mind getting a little muddy (no sandals or flip flops as the wetland may have sharp dangerous items including oyster shells, broken glass, medical waste), comfortable clothes, hat. Long pants are recommended if you are prone to insect bites.

What to bring: Water (minimum 1000ml in reusable container – Bonaqua bottle, Watsons bottle etc. don’t count as reusable). Snacks if you are the hungry type (try to minimize one use packaging). Sunscreen and insect repellent (optional). Small umbrella for shade or light rain. Eco Marine will provide gloves and rubbish bags. If you have your own gloves and or other equipment, please feel free to bring. Some useful tools are tongs and gardening shears.

Not allowed: No flip flops or open sandals during cleanup. No one-time use plastic bottles or food containers/wrappers

Other information: Adverse Weather: If rainstorm warning or typhoon signal 3 or more is posted or very heavy rain this event will be cancelled and new meetup time advised later. Please check weather conditions and any notices posted in the morning before leaving home. For more information about Eco Marine please see links below:

http://www.ecomarinehongkong.org
http://www.facebook.com/ecomarine.hongkong

Disclaimer: By joining the event, all participants are deemed to have agreed to the terms and conditions contained in this disclaimer, and agreed to exonerate the leaders, the organizers and any other participants in the event from any liabilities, claims, including but not limited to liabilities and claims as a result of any injuries or deaths or damages arising thereof. Participants joining the event are doing so at their own choosing and at their own risk.

For more information, please visit their Facebook page

About Eco Marine: Eco Marine envisions a society where nature and modern urban life thrive.

Their mission is to inspire greater appreciation and guardianship of nature and to catalyze action for integrating this mindset into all aspects of contemporary urban life.