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Biodiversity Festival opens

October 15, 2016
Connecting with Nature

Connecting with Nature:  Secretary for the Environment KS Wong (second row, sixth left) and representatives of partner organisations attended at the launching ceremony of Hong Kong Biodiversity Festival 2016.

Secretary for the Environment KS Wong launched the Hong Kong Biodiversity Festival 2016 today.


The event offers more than 130 activities until December to enhance the public’s interest and awareness of Hong Kong's rich biodiversity.


Mr Wong said, while city dwellers might think they are distant from nature, Hong Kong's country parks are within easy reach and there are urban parks and other vegetated spaces in the city.


He encouraged everyone to learn about and appreciate natural ecology, and to connect and maintain a harmonious relationship with nature.


"Biodiversity is closely related to us. I would like to remind everyone that while appreciating nature, they should also contribute to protecting our environment in daily life. For instance, we should reduce using disposable items and take our litter home when hiking. Your contribution will greatly enhance the protection of our natural environment."


Ecotours are being arranged to connect people with nature, so they can explore the diversity and importance of local biodiversity through visits to various habitats including wetlands, geo-areas, woodlands, rivers, marine areas, urban parks and other places.


The relationship between biodiversity and our daily life, such as the provision of food and culture, will also be introduced in other fun-filled activities including workshops, exhibitions, seminars, training, volunteer programmes and family days.

Click here for details, or this Facebook page.

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