HKBioBlitz wins ECF funding!

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The Environment and Conservation Fund of HKSAR has approved HK’s first large scale BioBlitz!

We are holding the event on 24-25 October 2015 in Tai Tam, HK with support from the University of Hong Kong Swire Institute of Marine Science, Civic Exchange, Bristol Natural History Consortium (UK), National Geographic Young Explorer- HK Explorers Initiative and many other organisations.

A BioBlitz is a 24-hour race to record as many species as possible in a specified area similar to WWF-HK’s famous Big Bird Race.

As well as collecting valuable species information, a BioBlitz aims to engage the community to explore nature and create awareness about their local wildlife. School groups can take part too by joining expert guided explorations and activities before the race begins.

ECF aims to promote individual behavioural and lifestyle changes to protect the environment and achieve sustainable development, specifically action projects which will make a real difference to HK’s environment. Priority themes include conservation of biodiversity in particular marine conservation.

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