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2018

 

To sustain the success of the first “No Straw Day” in 2017, OPCFHK launched the wider and on-going movement “No Straw Campaign” to further encourage a reduction in the use of disposable straws and other plastics in Hong Kong.

2017

To develop a cohesive strategy to save Chinese white dolphins in the PRE from extinction, OPCFHK held two workshops (the Population Viability Analysis Workshop and the Population and Habitat Viability Assessment Workshop) facilitated by the Conservation and Breeding Specialist Group (CBSG) and overseen by a steering committee of international marine mammal experts.

 

Organised the first No Straw Day in align with World Oceans Day on June 8 to encourage the public to take a significant step towards helping to safeguard the marine eco-system.

2016

The Cetacean Stranding Response Team expanded its stranding response programme with AFCD to cover sharks and rays found in Hong Kong waters, focusing on species classified as Vulnerable, Endangered or Critically Endangered on the IUCN Red list such as the whale shark, and other fish species of conservation concern.

2015

The number of horseshoe crabs raised and released to the wild exceeded 1,000 on the 5th Anniversary of the Juvenile Horseshoe Crab Rearing Programme

Expanded our work to 17 species, including the critically endangered Sumatran rhinos in Indonesia

Organised the first Charity Run – Run For Survival: Step Up for our Oceans in Cyberport.

2014

Expanded our work to 11 species, including the critically endangered hawksbill turtle, Delacour’s langur and Northern white-cheeked gibbon

Protect the world's rarest bird: Chinese crested tern, with Hong Kong Bird Watching Society and BirdLife International

Established and joined the regional Horseshoe Crab Conservation Alliance

10th Anniversary of University Student Sponsorship Programme in Wildlife Conservation.

Cooperated with Baleno to design a series of marine conservation themed T-shirt

OPCFHK launched its first public awareness campaign “Speak Up for Our Oceans” with the 19th Conservation Day as the grand finale. The concept behind “animal-ipstick” was to evoke images of marine life through colourful marine animal paintings worn by artistes on their lips. This imaginative pro bono campaign conceived by Metta Communications helped encourage the public to use their voices and show concern for our amazing local marine life.

2013

Supported 44 new projects, with 15 projects focused on giant panda and Chinese white dolphin conservation

Initiated Hong Kong’s first-ever seahorse tagging project. A significant milestone in seahorse conservation in Hong Kong

2012

Launched the first in-situ giant panda conservation education programme "Panda Action"
Establishment of "Friends of the Foundation" fan club

Continued supporting AFCD on monkey contraceptive programme and marine mammal stranding response.

Collaborated with City University of Hong Kong and Ocean Park Academy for the second year on "Juvenile Horseshoe Crab Rearing Programme" and released 600 artificially-bred horseshoe crab to mudflat in Hong Kong to replenish their population in the wild.

Supported 45 new projects including Bengal tiger, spotted seal, smooth-coated otter and Spoon-billed Sandpiper
2011


Supported 41 new projects including blue whale, Sichuan snub-nosed monkey, orangutan and the establishment of DNA bank for Chinese White Dolphin

Study Tour for Sustainable Development in Wolong Nature Reserve and Rebuilding Progress Media Briefing in Hong Kong

Extended the University Student Sponsorship Programme in Wildlife Conservation to Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts to inspire support for wildlife conservation with videos and photos

Collected around 20,000 pledges from visitors of Ocean Park for not consuming shark fin, humphead wrasse and bluefin tuna for at least three months

2010


Donated office and field equipment to various nature reserves in the Gansu and Shaanxi provinces

Supporting the bamboo habitat recovery in the Sanjiang area, Wolong Nature Reserve

Supported 30 new projects including new species of Hainan gibbon, Siamese crocodile and the establishment of stranding network for the endangered Yangtze finless porpoise

2009


Supported 23 new projects focusing on a regional effort of Indo-Pacific humpback dolphins, as well the critically endangered species of India's gharial, Chinese giant salamander and Anji salamander in China, as well as the endangered Black shama in the Philippines

Supported the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department to conduct monkey contraceptive operations in Hong Kong country parks

2008


Supported 40 new projects including the critically endangered Chinese crested-tern and Mangshan pitviper in China, Philippine crocodile and the Komodo dragon in Indonesia

Organized the 13th Ocean Park Conservation Weekend including a cheerleading competition for wildlife conservation and a 200-day countdown for Green Beijing Olympics

Collaborated with Charming Study Tours to arrange two eco-tours to the Wolong Nature Reserve

Set up the "Giant Panda Base Rebuilding Fund" after the Sichuan 5.12 earthquake

Donated emergency relief, office & field equipment to various nature reserves in Sichuan Province

2007

Supported 29 new projects and extended efforts to Chinese alligators, Indo-chinese tigers, Sumatran elephant, pangolins and Philippine eagles

Extended the third University Student Sponsorship Programme to four universities in Hong Kong

2006


Supported 20 projects mainly on marine mammals, whilst also extended efforts to horseshoe crabs, takin and tsunami recovery efforts in Sri Lanka

Collaborating with Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department to respond to marine mammal stranding cases in Hong Kong

Organized the 1st charity dinner for wildlife conservation

2005

Launched the 1st University Student Sponsorship Programme in Marine Conservation

OPCF and HKSPC merged into Ocean Park Conservation Foundation, Hong Kong (OPCFHK) to expand conservation efforts from dolphins and giant pandas into other wildlife in Asia

Organized a retreat meeting to develop directives for future development

2004
 

Launched the 1st raffle ticket campaign for giant panda conservation

2003
 

Established marine mammal stranding network in China

Committed HK$1 million to renovate the giant panda veterinary hospital in the Wolong Nature Reserve, Sichuan

2001
 

Hosted the 1st Indo-Pacific humpback dolphin international workshop in Hong Kong

Adoption of the Mabian Dafengding National Nature Reserve

1999

Launched the 1st "Hand-in-Hand, Save the Whales and Dolphins" School Award Scheme

Hong Kong Society of Panda Conservation (HKSPC) established by Ocean Park Corporation for giant panda conservation and established as an independent charitable trust

1998

Identified the 2nd five-year action plan extending efforts to other marine mammal species including Irrawaddy dolphins and dugongs

1996

Supported studies on freshwater dolphin conservation efforts including the Baiji in China and Ganges and Indus river dolphins

1995

Registered as an independent charitable trust

Commenced research on long-term conservation of dolphins and porpoises in Hong Kong waters

Organized the first Ocean Park Conservation Day

1993

Ocean Park Conservation Foundation (OPCF) established by Ocean Park Corporation for cetacean conservation in Asia

Identified a five-year action plan with a focus on river dolphin, in particular the Baiji of the Yangtze River in China