[Hong Kong] The Future of Habitats in Hong Kong

Hi Louis

Glad to hear that you are interested in this issue. The picture is certainly not all bad and there have been some important steps for ward for conservation in the last 18 months.

These include:

The ban on trawling in HK waters
a new policy to protect the 77 Country Park enclaves (such as Tai Long Sai Wan and Sha Lo Tung)

There is a great deal that ordinary citizens can do.

HKBWS is well respected for our work in this field and now that we have Beetle Cheng on staff we are currently thinking about how to expand the scope of our conservation work, especially with members who are interested to be more involved.

If you want to learn more about protecting habitats, especially for birds I suggest you read the Conservation News sections of previous issues of the HKBWS bulletins to get a unique HKBWS perspective. You can also find a broader overview in the chapter on conservation in the KFBG book "The Ecology of the Birds of Hong Kong", which is available from the HKBWS office and should be in the university library.

Please PM me or if you are interested to learn more.

Mike K
Mike KilburnVice Chairman, HKBWSChairman, Conservation Committee