Calendar of Events
Horseshoe Crab Conservation
Activities for Public's Participation
Other OPCF Activities

“Spin For Survival” Primary School Observation Wheel Cabin Design Competition

Submission Deadline: February 24, 2017 (Friday)

“Spin For Survival” Primary School Observation Wheel Cabin Design Competition

Submission Deadline: February 24, 2017 (Friday)

Bird Watching Eco-tour in Nam Sang Wai

18 Dec 2016

Bird Watching Eco-tour in Nam Sang Wai

18 Dec 2016

Public Talk on Conserving the Chinese Giant Salamander on the Edge of Extinction

8 Dec 2016

Public Talk on Conserving the Chinese Giant Salamander on the Edge of Extinction

8 Dec 2016

Mudflat Clean-up

12 Nov 2016

Mudflat Clean-up

12 Nov 2016

Chinese White Dolphin Eco-tour

30 Oct 2016

Chinese White Dolphin Eco-tour

30 Oct 2016

Tung O Ancient Trail Eco-tour

14 Aug 2016

Tung O Ancient Trail Eco-tour

14 Aug 2016

Night Safari

30 Jul 2016

Night Safari

30 Jul 2016

7.2. Kowloon Region Flag Day

2 July 2016

7.2. Kowloon Region Flag Day

2 July 2016

Ocean Park Conservation Day

19 Mar 2016 - 20 Mar 2016

Ocean Park Conservation Day

19 Mar 2016 - 20 Mar 2016

Run For Survival 2016

28 Feb 2016

Run For Survival 2016

28 Feb 2016

The eco-system is a delicate balance and every species in the ocean plays a unique and important role.  Hong Kong water is blessed to have a rich biodiversity but its beauty is threatened by marine debris, overfishing and pollution. These man-made issues have put many of our marine friends at the brink of extinction.

During the race, you will encounter different obstacles such as marine debris and pollutants.  Ocean Killers will stand in the way and snatch the life flags from Marine Animals, whereas only Conservationists can repel their attacks. 

Being surrounded by dangers, can you overcome all the difficulties and reach the Marine Reserve 6.6 km away?

 
 

Friends of the Foundation Chinese white dolphin eco-tour

22 Nov 2015

Friends of the Foundation Chinese white dolphin eco-tour

22 Nov 2015

Friends of the Foundation’ organises different eco-tours to engage its members and the general public while introducing Hong Kong’s abundant wildlife through our activities. We are going to organise a ‘Chinese White Dolphin Eco-tour’ on November 22. During the trip, you will be able to learn more about this local marine ambassador, including their features, behaviour, and threats they are facing and so on. Most importantly, you will find out how you can play a part in conserving and protecting them in Hong Kong.

Friends of the Foundation’ organises different eco-tours to engage its members and the general public while introducing Hong Kong’s abundant wildlife through our activities. We are going to organise a ‘Chinese White Dolphin Eco-tour’ on November 22. During the trip, you will be able to learn more about this local marine ambassador, including their features, behaviour, and threats they are facing and so on. Most importantly, you will find out how you can play a part in conserving and protecting them in Hong Kong.

Hong Kong Biodiversity Carnival 2015

15 Nov 2015

Hong Kong Biodiversity Carnival 2015

15 Nov 2015

Workshop booths, bird-watching guided tours and guided tree walks would be available at Piazza, Kowloon Park, while Closing Ceremony and public seminars would be held at Lecture Hall, Hong Kong Heritage Discovery Centre. 

2015/16 Juvenile Horseshoe Crab Rearing Programme Orientation

7 Nov 2015

2015/16 Juvenile Horseshoe Crab Rearing Programme Orientation

7 Nov 2015

Spin for Survival 2015 

1-30 Nov 2015

Spin for Survival 2015 

1-30 Nov 2015

"Writing the Future: Horseshoe Crabs in Hong Kong"
The Fourth Coastal Watch Ocean Seminar

31 Oct 2015

"Writing the Future: Horseshoe Crabs in Hong Kong"
The Fourth Coastal Watch Ocean Seminar

31 Oct 2015

3:00 PM  Writing the Future: Horseshoe Crabs in Hong Kong ( Delivered in Cantonese)

Ms. Joe Cheung, Assistant Manager, Community Education of OPCFHK

Horseshoe crab has existed since 475 million years ago, about 230 million years earlier than the early appearance of dinosaurs on Earth. Being one of the oldest living species on earth, horseshoe crab’s body form has not changed much over the years and thus the species is considered a “living fossil”. It has a significant ecological and medical value. In recent years, this living fossil has been affected and threatened by human activities even to the brink of extinction. What have we done and what can we do to help?

Coastal Watch site action at Hai Pak Nai and Shui Hau

25 Oct 2015

Coastal Watch site action at Hai Pak Nai and Shui Hau

25 Oct 2015

Aiming to bring forward the beach clean-up momentum, “Coastal Watch” project would conduct ecology and marine debris survey and perform clean-up activities in 34 selected coastal and marine habitats. 

OPCFHK ,as one of the strategic partners of the project, has adopted Shui Hau Wan, Pak Nai and Ha Pak Nai, three major habitats of horseshoe crabs in Hong Kong.

Hong Kong Bioblitz 2015

24-25 Oct 2015

Hong Kong Bioblitz 2015

24-25 Oct 2015

Coastal Watch site action at Pak Nai

11 Oct 2015

Coastal Watch site action at Pak Nai

11 Oct 2015

Aiming to bring forward the beach clean-up momentum, “Coastal Watch” project would conduct ecology and marine debris survey and perform clean-up activities in 34 selected coastal and marine habitats. 

OPCFHK ,as one of the strategic partners of the project, has adopted Shui Hau Wan, Pak Nai and Ha Pak Nai, three major habitats of horseshoe crabs in Hong Kong.

Baby Horseshoe Crab Fostering Programme -- Wild Release

10 Oct 2015

Baby Horseshoe Crab Fostering Programme -- Wild Release

10 Oct 2015

Since 2009, the Foundation has been collaborating with City University of Hong Kong (CityU) to launch the “Juvenile Horseshoe Crab Rearing Programme” with more than 2,700 students coming from 84 secondary schools who had been part of our programme, releasing 1,300 juvenile horseshoe crabs back into the wild. 

Building on the success of our school programme, we decided to take this programme further this year by pioneering the “Baby Horseshoe Crab Fostering Programme” to corporates so as to spread the message of marine conservation wider to the community.

Swire Properties has become the first corporate to participate in our programme. More than 80 volunteers have parented the boby horseshoe crabs, witnessed their growth and started to understand the importance of conservation. 

The first batch of horseshoe crabs raised would be released back to Ha Pak Nai. Participants would clean up the mudflat to create a cozier home for the juvenile horseshoe crabs.

Friends of the Foundation mudflat clean-up at Shui Hau

10 Oct 2015

Friends of the Foundation mudflat clean-up at Shui Hau

10 Oct 2015

You may have heard of Shui Hau Wan, a popular location for clam digging and kite boarding in Lantau Island. Shui Hau is an important wildlife habitat housing a wide range of precious species, including horseshoe crabs, known as the 'living fossil'.

However, litter left by visitors as well as marine debris are the major threats faced by juvenile horseshoe crabs living in the mudflat. To learn more about the features of the ‘living fossil’, the reason why they are important to us and how their habitat is being affected by human activities, you are most welcomed to join the mudflat clean-up organised by Friends of the Foundation.

Together we can restore the habitat of horseshoe crabs and inspire future generations to build a harmonious relationship with the Nature.

2015 "My" Dream Homeland Drawing Competition for primary school students

1 Oct to 30 Nov 2015

2015 "My" Dream Homeland Drawing Competition for primary school students

1 Oct to 30 Nov 2015

Marine pollution and trawling are some of the greatest threats to ocean animals. This drawing competition is intended to encourage students to see from the eyes of the marine animals on what would it be like as the dream home to animals living in the ocean?

 

Let think, imagine and express your artistic talent and creativity!

Application deadline for 2015/16 Juvenile Horseshoe Crab Rearing Programme

30 Sep 2015

Application deadline for 2015/16 Juvenile Horseshoe Crab Rearing Programme

30 Sep 2015

Hong Kong Reef Check at Ninepins

19 Sep 2015

Hong Kong Reef Check at Ninepins

19 Sep 2015

Information booth at Stanley Plaza on International Coastal Clean-up 2015 Kick Off Ceremony

12 Sep 2015

Information booth at Stanley Plaza on International Coastal Clean-up 2015 Kick Off Ceremony

12 Sep 2015

Horseshoe Crab Rearing School Programme Wild Release

28 Aug 2015

Horseshoe Crab Rearing School Programme Wild Release

28 Aug 2015

With the help from specialists from City University of Hong Kong, this rearing programme aims to engage students to rear, observe and monitor the growth of juveniles, and release them to their natural mudflat habitat.

Hong Kong Reef Check at Ninepins

22 Aug 2015

Hong Kong Reef Check at Ninepins

22 Aug 2015

Hong Kong Island Flag Day

1 Aug 2015

Hong Kong Island Flag Day

1 Aug 2015

2014/15 Juvenile Horseshoe Crab Rearing Programme Finale Ceremony

11 Jul 2015

2014/15 Juvenile Horseshoe Crab Rearing Programme Finale Ceremony

11 Jul 2015

Horseshoe Crab Rearing School Programme Wild Release

3 Jul 2015

Horseshoe Crab Rearing School Programme Wild Release

3 Jul 2015

With the help from specialists from City University of Hong Kong, this rearing programme aims to engage students to rear, observe and monitor the growth of juveniles, and release them to their natural mudflat habitat.

Juvenile Horseshoe Crab Population Survey

Jul to Aug 2015

Juvenile Horseshoe Crab Population Survey

Jul to Aug 2015

Since 2014, OPCFHK has carried out Hong Kong’s largest juvenile horseshoe crab population survey in 17 mudflats in Hong Kong, including Ha Pak Nai, Pui O, Shui Hau and Tsim Bei Tsui.

Objectives:

  • To document the abundance and population distribution of juvenile horseshoe crabs on their spawning and nursery shores in Hong Kong
  • To compare present data with past records in order to identify any trend of population changes over time