Hong Kong Biodiversity Festival 2017 launched

Updated 2017-10-08 09:31:52 Xinhua

The Hong Kong Biodiversity Festival 2017 will offer more than 100 fun-filled activities from October to December to promote the rich biodiversity of Hong Kong.

The "Nature Around Us" Art Exhibition, which is being held on Oct. 7-8, served to launch the Hong Kong Biodiversity Festival 2017.

Officiating at the launching ceremony, Secretary for the Environment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region government Wong Kam-sing said that Hong Kong is gifted with nature as it is just a stone's throw from urban areas.

"It is easy to find elements of nature in our surroundings even though many of us live in the city," he said.

He hoped that the Hong Kong Biodiversity Festival will help enhance public awareness of local biodiversity and conserve natural resources in their daily lives.

With the support of some 40 partners, including government departments, universities, community organizations and public and private sectors, the three-month Hong Kong Biodiversity Festival 2017 is again organized by the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department this year in various locations under the theme "Nature Around Us."

To promote biodiversity and foster a sense of nature appreciation, a series of activities including workshops, exhibitions, seminars, training, volunteer programs and family days will be organized.

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