Nature Conservation across Borders
Despite the name 'concrete jungle', Hong Kong has extraordinarily diverse biodiversity and environment: it hosts more than a quarter of marine species found in China; 40 percent of our land lies within country parks; its wetlands are important shelters of 90,000 migratory birds in East Asia every winter. However, it also faces eminent challenges: it is at the heart of global wildlife trafficking crime; one-third of land is not regulated by any land use planning; it is affected by the severe pollutions in the Pearl River Delta Region. In this thematic session, we are revisiting a simple fact: Nature has no borders. An endangered bird doesn't have a passport and polluted water won't stop for customs clearance. While we have to tackle many local environmental problems, we need to holistically conserve our nature in a global perspective.
April 10 (Sat)