Conserving Hong Kong’s wildlife Resources Why we need to conserve wildlife in Hong Kong? Geography of Hong Kong - HK is well in side the tropics Tropic of Cancer 北回歸線 Aquatic environment : west - Due to the Pearl River influence, more brackish water habitats in the western side of HK.
- HK is well in side the tropics
Tropic of Cancer 北回歸線
- Due to the Pearl River influence, more brackish water habitats in the western side of HK.
- The stronger oceanic current from the Pacific created more marine habitats in the eastern waters of HK
Planted woodland 4.5%
Reasons for extinction
i. Destruction of habitats
ii. Reckless predation of wild animals
iii. Economic development: polllution
Suggest three ways to conserve biodiversity in HK.
You may refer to p.10-11 of the notes for some hints
a. establish sanctuary area
good: forest, woodland, grassland
poor: wetland, field, fung-shui wood
d. Reintroduce lost species
Chau, L., Lau, M., Hau, B. and Siu, G. 2000. The Present Status and Conservation of the Biodiversity in Hong Kong. China Biodiversity, 8(1): 25-35
Ashworth, J.M., Corlett, R.T., Dudgeon, D., Melville, D.S. and Tang, W.S.M. 1993. Hong Kong Flora and Fauna: computing Conservation, Hong Kong Ecological Database. World Wide Fund for Nature Hong Kong, 24 pp.
Dudgeon, D. and Corlett, R. 1994. Hills and Streams: An Ecology of Hong Kong. Hong Kong University Press, 234 pp.
Morton, B. and Morton, J. 1983. The Sea Shore Ecology of Hong Kong. Hong Kong University Press, 350pp.
Morton, B. and Ruxton, J. 1992. Hoi Ha Wan. World Wide Fund for Nature Hong Kong, 55pp.
For images to help prepare teaching materials, may consider the following books:
Viney, C., Phillipps, K. and Lam, C.Y. 1994. Birds of Hong Kong and South China. Sixth edition. Government Printer, Hong Kong.
Karsen, S.J., Lau, M.W.N. and Bogadel, A. 1998. Hong Kong Amphibians and Reptiles. 2nd Edition. Provisional Urban Council, Hong Kong.
Lam, K.S. 2002. Freshwater Fish in Hong Kong. Friends of the Country Parks, Hong Kong.
Young, J.J. & Yiu, V. 2002. Butterfly Watching in Hong Kong. Wan Ki Book Co. Ltd., Hong Kong.
Wilson, K.D.P. 1995. Hong Kong Dragonflies. Urban Council, Hong Kong.
Ades, G.W.J., Lau, M.W.N. and Crow, P.A. 2002. Mammals of Tai Po Kau Nature Reserve. Friends of the Country Parks, Hong Kong.
Mean annual rainfall 2214 mm; mean annual temperature 22.8 °C
i. HK newt
ii. Romer’s frog
Lady’s Slipper Orchid