BSAP

HK BSAP fiddles while sixth mass extinction proceeds

"Avoiding a true sixth mass extinction will require rapid, greatly intensified efforts to conserve already threatened species, and to alleviate pressures on their populations - notably habitat loss, over-exploitation for economic gain and climate change," the study's authors write.

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Conservation Boring and Out of Touch

Not a new argument from me; or indeed within the conservation “movement”. But seems timely, given a few recent conversations, including with a journalist friend who remarked on environment being “boring” even though important to him.

Such things may not matter to you if you’re involved in the environment simply as a job, or to score some political points.

But if you care about change for the better, slowing the destruction of our natural world, surely of huge importance to consider.

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How to market Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan in Hong Kong?

Email I've just sent, hopefully will be circulated to various people working outside govt on the Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan for Hong Kong:

During a non-governmental meeting on communications/education related to the Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan, there was some agreement that it will be useful - and important - to work on marketing biodiversity and the strategy in Hong Kong.

Not "empty" marketing, but with slogans etc that help to get the messages across to non-experts.
Easier said than done!

Hong Kong biodiversity and global warming

Human induced climate change could have a massive impact on biodiversity worldwide - including Hong Kong, where impacts are perhaps already evident.
But is it even happening? Following is email exchange in loosely gathered working group on Biodiv Strategy and Action Plan for Hong Kong.

Media articles related to Biodiversity Plan for Hong Kong

A China Daily article published in January 2013 looked at Hong Kong conservation and the biodiversity plan, through a visit to Nam Sang Wai in the Deep Bay wetland.

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Conflicts between development projects and environmentalists seem to be escalating in Hong Kong. The government is working on plans to resolve tensions and protect biodiversity.
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The Nam Sang Wai project is just one of a growing number of environmental flashpoints between developers and green groups.

BSAP and the Convention on Biological Diversity

Though Hong Kong is not a country, it became a party to the UN Convention on Biological Diversity in 2011, and the government is now developing a biodiversity plan [with ugly acronym of BSAP] under obligations to the convention.