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About the sharing

Shui Hau Wan in Lantau Island is rich in biodiversity. With extensive media reports and website publicity attracting large crowds of visitors in recent years, Shui Hau Wan has been deeply disturbed by clam digging activities. As there are no regulations for recreational clam digging at the moment, excessive clam digging occurs if visitors do not behave. It may adversely affect Shui Hau’s ecosystem and reduce the amount and size of the clams.

This online sharing session will examine how this undesirable situation threatens Shui Hau’s ecosystem. In addition, WWF-Hong Kong’s 'ECF Sustainable Shui Hau Project' will also be introduced. This is a dedicated marine conservation project since 2018 that aims to maintain the ecological value of Shui Hau and encourage the sustainable use of coastal resources in long term.

大嶼山水口灣擁有豐富的生物多樣性,但經近年不同的傳媒報導和網站介紹,吸引大量本地和外地遊客前來掘蜆,令水口灣深受干擾。掘蜆活動現時並不受法例規管,遊客掘蜆時沒有指引跟從,容易造成過度掘蜆的情況。這不單會令蜆的數量和體積因而減少, 更會破壞整個水口生態。這次分享會將探討這個令人關注的情況,同時介紹世界自然基金會香港分會自 2018 年開展的海洋保育計劃,以維持水口的生態價值為目標,並鼓勵以可持續的方式使用海洋資源。

About the speaker

So Jun Yin, Kelvin
Conservation Officer, Oceans at WWF-Hong Kong

So Jun Yin, Kelvin is a young and passionate marine conservationist who is dedicated to promoting marine conservation in Hong Kong. He is a Conservation Officer at WWF-Hong Kong and he focuses on the development of Marine Protected Area, which aims to reduce the human impacts of recreational activities to the marine environment and encourage the sustainable use of marine resource.

世界自然基金會香港分會 保育主任 - 海洋



Date: 18 March 2021 (Thu)

Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Venue: Online via Zoom

Language: Cantonese

Speaker: Mr. So Jun Yin Kelvin, Conservation Officer, Oceans at WWF-Hong Kong

Registration: Online registration is closed.

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