Sustainability of Deep Bay Wetlands
Date: 24 January 2019 (Thursday)
Time: 9:00am – 1:00pm
Venue: Diamond Room, 5th Floor, The Cityview Hotel (23 Waterloo Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong)
The ecological values of Deep Bay wetlands that include a mixture of natural and man-modified habitats to migratory water birds are well recognized. This has led to the designation of Mai Po Nature Reserve in 1983 and the Mai Po and Inner Deep Bay Ramsar Site in 1995 for their protection. In addition, there are two Management Agreement schemes covering commercial fish ponds since 2012. However, large areas of fish ponds have been abandoned over the years and susceptible to the colonization by invasive exotic plants. This has significant impacts on the ecological and social value of the fish ponds.
How to sustain the Deep Bay wetlands will be discussed among the stakeholders in this Forum, drawing on overseas experiences of conserving and managing private wetlands and local knowledge on the changing Deep Bay ecosystem.
- Prof. Peter Hills, Emeritus Professor, University of Hong Kong (HKU)
- Dr. Michael Lau, Chairman, Hong Kong Wetlands Conservation Association (HKWCA)
- Dr. Martin Spray, Chief Executive, Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT)
- Dr. Lew Young, Chief Executive, Partnership for the East Asian – Australasian Flyway (EAAFP)
- Mr. Yu Yat-Tung, Research Manager, Hong Kong Bird Watching Society (HKBWS)
- Nora Tam, Chair Professor of Biology, City University of Hong Kong (CityU)
Green Power & Eco-Education and Resources Centre
The Hong Kong Wetlands Conservation Association (HKWCA) is a non-government organisation founded in July 2018. Our aim is to promote conservation of wetlands and wetland associated nature conservation and management plans. HKWCA is also keen on promoting conservation education and exchange of global and local experience in ecological conservation.
President: Dr. MAN Chi Sum, JP
Chairman: Dr. Michael LAU
Vice Chairman: Ms. Mee-Ling YAU
Secretary: Ms. SO On Man, Cammy