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Posted Date: Thursday 4 July 2019
Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden (KFBG) led a five‐month collaborative project to save the River Tern (Sterna aurantia), a bird species on the verge of extinction in China. Through conducting China’s first population survey and implementing multiple measures to protect its last breeding ground in China, our concerted efforts successfully helped double the tiny population of this imperilled bird from seven to 13 individuals.
Posted Date: Sunday 30 June 2019
The moist, fertile soil of farmland favors growth of plants that are cultivated on purpose as well as the unintended. Traditionally, subsistence farmers have selectively included wild edible greens on farmland and consume these uncultivated produces as accompaniments for staple cereal-based diets. On 30th June 2019, Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden (KFBG) conducted a public workshop at the Central Farmers’ Market at the Central Star Ferry Pier 7 to highlight the summer specials of these uncultivated produces and explained their uses.
Posted Date: Friday 14 June 2019
(HONG KONG, 14 June 2019) Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden (KFBG) Wild Animal Rescue Centre (Rescue Centre) received its 50,000th animal, a native Burmese Python, on 22 May 2019. The Python marked a milestone for the rescue work which also celebrates 25 years of operation. The event was held on today. The rescue work has played an important community role in assisting native wildlife in trouble and also supporting the enforcement work of the authorities by providing captive and veterinary care for illegal wildlife seized in Hong Kong.
Posted Date: Sunday 12 May 2019
Supply of cucumber at the Central Farmers’ Market (Central Star Ferry Pier 7) is a sign of the imminence of summer in Hong Kong. On 12th May 2019, Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden (KFBG) held a public workshop featuring this popular summer crop to highlight the variety of summer crops that are produced by local organic farms.
Posted Date: Tuesday 9 April 2019
(HONG KONG, 9th April 2019) The groundbreaking ceremony of the Jockey Club Nature Conservation Centre was held today (9th April). The ceremony signifies a new era of nature conservation, sustainable living and holistic education work at Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden (KFBG).
Posted Date: Saturday 9 March 2019
(HONG KONG, 9th March 2019) In October 2018, 60 Ryukyu black-breasted leaf turtles were intercepted at Hong Kong International Airport and seized by the Hong Kong Customs. The turtles were sent to the Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden Wild Animal Rescue Centre for temporary care. On 8 March 2019, four months after they arrived 59 turtles started the long journey back to their native home in Japan.