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A Better World
Posted Date: Monday 16 March 2020
Tropical forests are among the world’s richest habitats; the streams that flow through them, for example, have five to ten times more fish than waterbodies elsewhere. Whereas local communities have derived their livelihoods from the fish, fruit mushrooms and other edibles that can be harvested from these forests year after year for centuries, clear-cutting has decimated this bounty in a matter of decades. Whilst nature fosters diversity, markets in today’s fast-paced world appear to be doing the opposite.
A Better World
Posted Date: Wednesday 29 May 2019
In 2003, Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden (KFBG) conducted a biodiversity study in the eastern Frontier Closed Area which resulted in the recommendation that Lin Ma Hang, San Kwai Tin and Robin’s Nest should be included in a new Country Park. In 2017, 14 years after the study, the Government made a promise in the Policy Address that Robin’s Nest would be designated as a Country Park.
A Better World
Posted Date: Thursday 16 November 2017
KFBG is concerned of illegal and unsustainable wildlife trade. We use DNA forensics to identify wildlife parts and products, such as shark fins sold in the retail market in Hong Kong. A study launched by KFBG, in collaboration with shark experts from Hong Kong and the United States, revealed that fins of at least 76 shark species are sold in Hong Kong and about one-third of the species are threatened by extinction.
A Better World
Posted Date: Wednesday 4 May 2016
Mercy or Merit release activities may not bring good luck to people or save animal lives, on the contrary, the activities often lead to suffering and death of creatures and negative ecological consequences. Such activities can also potentially release disease into the environment which may result in the death of many more creatures.
A Better World
Posted Date: Tuesday 16 February 2016
Our spectacular natural landscapes and the rich wildlife that they support are under threat. Now is your chance to guide our common future.