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Posted Date: Thursday 29 November 2018
(HONG KONG, 29th November 2018) On 27th November, approx. 50 officials, scientists and conservationists from the six Eld’s deer range countries, namely Cambodia, China, India, Laos, Myanmar, and Thailand will gather at the Sunway Hotel, Phnom Penh to convene a 3-day workshop on Eld’s deer conservation. The workshop is jointly organized by Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden (a Hong Kong-based NGO) and BirdLife International Cambodia Programme. The workshop aims to share information and lessons learned among Eld’s deer conservation managers and researchers from throughout the species’ native range, and develop effective conservation strategies for the highly threatened species.
Posted Date: Thursday 13 September 2018
(HONG KONG, 13th September, 2018) 595 smuggled Pig-nosed Turtles started the long journey back to West Papua, Indonesia on Friday 24th August. After spending three days in transport, the juvenile turtles were finally released into the Digoel River at Tanah Merah, West Papua. The repatriation and release involved collaboration between Kadoorie Farm & Botanic Garden (KFBG), the Agriculture, Fisheries & Conservation Department (AFCD), the Ministry of Forestry of the Republic of Indonesia, International Animal Rescue (IAR) Indonesia and WWF (Indonesia) with funding contribution from the Wildlife Conservation Society.
Posted Date: Friday 24 August 2018
(HONG KONG, 24th August, 2018) In January this year 658 Pig-nosed Turtles smuggled from Indonesia to Hong Kong, were seized by Hong Kong Customs officers. The turtles were sent to the KFBG Wild Animal Rescue Centre for temporary care. Today 596 turtles have started the long journey back to their native home in West Papua, Indonesia, a repatriation project that has involved collaboration between KFBG, the AFCD, the Ministry of Forestry of the Republic of Indonesia and International Animal Rescue (IAR) Indonesia.
Posted Date: Sunday 3 June 2018
Today, Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden (KFBG) conducted a public talk at the Central Farmers’ Market (Central Star Ferry Pier 7) to highlight the very good reasons for growing and eating seasonally and locally.
Posted Date: Saturday 21 April 2018
On the eve of the Earth Day 2018, Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden (KFBG) is delighted to announce that they have received a total commitment to save 20,000 tonnes of carbon emission in collaboration with the over three hundred trained teachers, students and families, through life-style changes, under the 2017/18 Zero Carbon Pioneer project.
Posted Date: Sunday 4 February 2018
Certain types of produce and dishes are eaten during the Chinese New Year for their symbolic meaning, which are believed to bring good health and luck for the coming year. The auspicious symbolism of these foods is based on their pronunciations or appearance. The selection, preparation and ways of eating mean a lot. Today, the Agriculture Officers of Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden (KFBG) conducted a public talk at the Central Farmers’ Market to demonstrate the health tips for selection and preparation of vegetables that are most widely consumed during the festival season.
Posted Date: Sunday 14 January 2018
Winter is the peak vegetable production season in Hong Kong and the South China region. While we are enjoying a wide choice of fresh produce, there is a need to be alert of pesticide residual problems which are commonly seen in vegetables that are not produced organically. Today, Agriculture Officers of Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden (KFBG) conducted a public talk at the Central Farmers’ Market in Central Star Ferry Pier about ‘ways to avoid pesticide residues in non-organic vegetables’. With a focus on popular winter crops, the talk aimed to provide consumers food safety tips to reduce the risk.