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Marine Mammal Conservation in Asia

Ocean Park Conservation Foundation, Hong Kong (OPCFHK) has long participated in the work of marine mammal conservation, particularly cetacean stranding response and research, since 2006. In addition to local species, OPCFHK works closely with different partners to ensure regional marine animals conservation. As one of the committee and founding members of the Asian Marine Mammals Stranding Network (AMMSN), OPCFHK representative together with the representatives from veterinary team and the Marine Mammal Department of Ocean Park attended the 3rd AMMSN Symposium and Workshop in Taiwan on 3-6 September. During the workshops, symposiums and sharing sessions, representatives from 12 Asian countries got to share their experiences and exchange knowledge. OPCFHK and Ocean Park representatives also demonstrated the procedures and techniques for handling a live stranding cases. By doing that, we hope to enhance the regional collaboration in marine life stranding response operation and conservation.
Funded by the HSBC 150th Anniversary Charity Programme, the Hong Kong Marine Life Stranding and Education Centre (HKMLSEC) is now officially opened! The HKMLSEC is the first full-scale necropsy, virtopsy and education facility in Asia. In order to further enhance the education on conservation, OPCFHK will offer the public (Ocean Park admission ticket holder only) a free monthly Open Day guided tour so as to let our participants to have a closer look at our work on marine life conservation and stranding response operation. Please click here for more tour details.
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USSP 2018/19 Graduation!

After another eventful year and many amazing field trips, students from the University Student Sponsorship Programme in Wildlife Conservation (USSP) 2018/19 has graduated this month! The graduation ceremony was held on 21 September at City University of Hong Kong (CityU) and graduates got to share their trip experiences with each other. Students were also encouraged to continue contributing and participating in local conservation.

In the meantime, students from USSP 2019/20 are getting ready for their journeys in October! Stay close with us for more of their trip updates!
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Friends of the Foundation Activity:
Night Safari Recap

Friends of the Foundation (FOF) activity – “Night Safari” was held on the 7th this month at Tai Tam Country Park. With the help of our eco-guide, participants were able to discover many species of amphibians and reptiles, such as Asian common toad, short-legged toad, blue spotted tiger beetle etc. They did not only learn about the distinctive features of the animals, but also the threats that they are facing and ways to protect them. At the end of the activity, our young participants were even able to name all the animals that they had sighted along the way! How impressive!
 
More FOF activities are coming up! Stay tuned with us here for the next event update!

Upcoming Activities

Lantau Biodiversity Showcase
Date: 28-29 September 2019
Time: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Venue: L1 Atrium, D.Park, Tsuen Wan
Details: Students who have joined "ECF Ecology and Conservation 101: Grooming the Next Great Ecologist" will promote Lantau biodiversity via their field project presentations.

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