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Conservation Heroes
Safeguard the Ocean
The fifth annual charity run “RUN FOR SURVIVAL” was held at Hong Kong Science Park with a record-breaking 2,200 participants on 19 May! In support of the race theme “Be a Conservation Hero and K.O. Marine Debris”, runners overcame threats and obstacles resembling marine debris to become our conservation heroes.
 
On hand during the event to show their support for OPCFHK were top athletes, Ms. Crystal Vut, long-distance runner and Hong Kong marathon representative for the 2018 Indonesia Jakarta Asian Games, and Ms. Lily Lee, professional running coach and TV sports programme presenter. Local celebrities, Ms. Annie Liu (also our new Marine Conservation Ambassador) and Ms. Selena Lee were also there to share their tips on practising green-living.

Three categories were featured at the event this year, including the Individual 10km Timed Challenge, 3km Fun Run and the new 4 x 2.5km Timed Challenge Relay (teams with all male, all female, or mixed gender). In addition to the obstacle race, runners also participated in the fun and informative games and eco-workshops at the Fun & Learn Centre.
 
Once again, our sincere gratitude goes to all the generous corporate sponsors as well as runners and their families for participating. Most importantly, thank you all volunteers for your hard work! We hope to see you again next year!
Event Highlights

Living with Urgency

There is no way to overstate the urgency of protecting nature and biodiversity.

The Yangtze giant softshell turtle (Rafetus swinhoei), also known as Swinhoe's softshell turtle, is believed to be the world’s rarest turtle.

Recently, a female individual (probably the last female) sadly died after an aborted attempt at artificial insemination in China, leaving just one male and two others of unknown sex in eastern China and Vietnam respectively.

Ocean Park Conservation Foundation, Hong Kong supports the Asian Turtle Program of Indo-Myanmar Conservation to conduct a study on the Yangtze giant softshell turtle at two lakes in Vietnam. Through intensive observation and environmental DNA analysis, it is hoped that the presence of this rare species in the area can be confirmed. In addition, they aim to determine the sex of the species using existing DNA samples, which is critical in future breeding programs and conservation.
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Horseshoe Crab Rearing Programme
Updates

Since 2009, OPCFHK has collaborated with City University of Hong Kong in running the ‘Juvenile Horseshoe Crab Rearing Programme’, which is dedicated to promoting effective conservation education among secondary school students.

As part of the programme, the participating schools joined the Ha Pak Nai Mudflat Cleaning and Eco-tour last month. Ha Pak Nai is an important habitat for horseshoe crabs, especially Tri-spine horseshoe crabs. Sadly, this species is now considered endangered, due to habitat destruction, over-fishing, and pollution. However, in what was an extremely successful day, students got to learn more about horseshoe crabs and their habitat, as well as help clean up foraging locations blocked by oyster shells.
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No Straw Day @ Ocean Park

In order to reduce single-use plastic pollution, it has to start with us. On 8 June – World Oceans Day – OPCFHK will host the annual No Straw Day at Ocean Park! Explore interesting game booths and interactive activities which will teach you about the dangers of single-use plastic, with a chance to win special offers and a limited edition metal pin as prizes! 

Upcoming Activities

Talk: Meet The "Newtist" Amphibian in Town


Date: 15 June 2019 (Saturday)
Time: 2:00pm-2:30pm; 3:00pm-3:30pm
Venue: Nature Lab, Biodiversity Gallery, G/F., Hong Kong Science Museum
Language: Cantonese
Fee: Free with general admission

Talk: Unlock The Unnatural - Cetacean Stranding


Date: 19 June 2019 (Wednesday)
Time: 2:00pm-2:30pm; 3:00pm-3:30pm
Venue: Nature Lab, Biodiversity Gallery, G/F., Hong Kong Science Museum
Language: Cantonese
Fee: Free with general admission


Talk: Meeting Horseshoe Crab


Date: 22 or 29 June 2019 (Saturday)
Time: 2:00pm-2:30pm; 3:00pm-3:30pm
Venue: Nature Lab, Biodiversity Gallery, G/F., Hong Kong Science Museum
Language: Cantonese
Fee: Free with general admission

Save the date!

HK Island
Flag Day

10 August 2019

Stay tuned for volunteers recruitment details!

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