World Wetlands Day 2003: China

18/02/2003
Summary Report to Ramsar Bureau
On World Wetlands Day 2003 Celebrating Programme in Hong Kong

To celebrate the World Wetlands Day 2003, the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department (AFCD) of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, the People's Republic of China, has organized a series of programme including Wetland Eco-tour and workshop held at 10 Hong Kong wetland sites (http://www.wetlandtour.net), Junior Bird Watching Race held at Mai Po Nature Reserve, Wetland Origami Competition and workshop, and World Wetlands Day Celebrating Ceremony held at Hong Kong Wetland Park to raise the public awareness on wetland conservation in Hong Kong. Totally, about 6,000 people have participated in these activities.

On the World Wetlands Day Celebrating Ceremony, AFCD has presented souvenirs to the representative of three local green groups including World Wide Fund for Nature Hong Kong, the Conservancy Association and Hong Kong Bird Watching Society to appreciate their contributions on promoting public awareness programmes, management of Ramsar Site and bird counting in Ramsar Sits in Hong Kong. Activities in the Ceremony were also including presentation of prize to the winners of Junior Bird Watching Race and Wetland Origami Competition, presentation of award to outstanding Wetland Park volunteers, planting native trees at Hong Kong Wetland Park and guided wetland walk at Mai Po Inner Deep Bay Ramsar Site.

For further information, please check out the homepage of Hong Kong Wetland Park at http://www.afcd.gov.hk/wetlandpark or e-mail to wetlandpark@afcd.gov.hk.

Participants of Junior Bird Watching Race at Mai Po Nature Reserve, Hong Kong

Display of Wetland origami in WWD2003 Hong Kong Celebrating Ceremony at Hong Kong Wetland Park

Planting of native trees at Hong Kong Wetland Park by volunteers in WWD2003 Hong Kong Celebrating Ceremony

Guided Wetland Walk at Mai Po Inner Deep Bay Ramsar Site in WWD2003 Hong Kong Celebrating Ceremony


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