Date: 10 December 2022 (Sat)
Time: 9:00am - 1:00pm
Admission Fee: HK$200 (including transportation and insurance fee, *electronic payment or bank transfer to be made after receiving the confirmation email by HKIA and payment is non-refundable)
Quota: 25 HKIA, PGBC and BSL members (First-come-first-served)
CPD hours: 4 hours
Gathering Location: Yuen Long MTR Station
Dismiss Location: Sheung Shui MTR Station
Gathering Time: 8:45am
Online registration form: https://forms.gle/Di5hxFyoz9PDMsULA
Registration deadline: Noon, 30 Nov 2022 (Wed)
The Hong Kong Bird Watching Society (HKBWS) was founded in 1957 and has been collecting bird records in Hong Kong since then, particularly in the Deep Bay area. In 2012, HKBWS implemented the Hong Kong Fishpond Conservation Scheme in the West Circle of Northern Metropolis to promote biodiversity and wetland conservation.
In this tour, participants will learn about the conservation work of HKBWS in the Deep Bay area, and the history and culture of the freshwater pond fish culture industry in Hong Kong.
A fisherman at Tai Sang Wai who is participating in HKBWS’s Fishpond Conservation Scheme will also share her story and her thoughts on the future of the industry.
Lastly, the tour will end in Ma Tso Lung where participants can look at the fishpond landscape from above and understand the development threats that the Deep Bay wetlands and birds are facing.
Ms. Sheron FONG
Fishpond Eco-guide, HKBWS
Sheron previously worked in the toy manufacturing industry for more than ten years. With her curiosity about nature, she actively explores the countryside after retirement and participates in various volunteer works and nature tour trainings.
Now being a recognised HKBWS Fishpond Eco-guide and a Recommended Geopark Guide (R2G), she enjoys nature interpretation and sharing the beauty of nature with the public.
Ms. Ming Chuan WOO
Deputy Director, HKBWS
Ms. WOO is consistently passionate in nature conservation and has over 10 years of experience in environmental monitoring and policy advocacy.