Wild About Hong Kong

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places and trails

Revitalising Hong Kong’s Remaining Villages

Revitalising Hong Kong’s Remaining Villages

It may be possible to revitalise Hong Kong villages so they still have rural character and are great places to live – and visit. Travel through rural Hong Kong, and…

Chi Ma Wan Peninsula Coastal and Hill Trails on Lantau

Chi Ma Wan Peninsula Coastal and Hill Trails on Lantau

In southeast Lantau, there’s an area that’s easily overlooked, yet can make for a fine day outing: the Chi Ma Wan Peninsula. Old Man Mountain and a Dragon’s Tail Head…

Pak Sha O – Hong Kong rural gem

Pak Sha O – Hong Kong rural gem

Pak Sha O, a village in the wilds of the Sai Kung Peninsula, seems almost suspended in time. Pak Sha O, a village in the wilds of the Sai Kung…

Hong Kong Geopark – Realm of the Supervolcano

Hong Kong Geopark – Realm of the Supervolcano

Hexagonally jointed tuff is the key formation in the Hong Kong Global Geopark, which comprises eight areas in eastern Hong Kong. Around 140 million years ago, the area that became…

activities

Hong Kong Accommodation outside city

Hong Kong does have some places to stay outside the main urban areas.Some are hotels, including in Sha Tin (still urban, but in the New Territories); while there are small…

Hiking in Hong Kong

Hiking in Hong Kong

Hong Kong is a marvellous place for hiking, thanks to its splendid setting. ]If you know Hong Kong only as a metropolis of concrete canyons and neon signs, the notion…

HK Mountain Biking

Due to the HK Mountain Bike Association several trails have been opened to the public. We do have some excellent trails in Hong Kong, in every corner of the territory.…

HK diving

Hong Kong's rocky reefs and coral communities shelter a diverse and exquisite range of fish and marine fauna Hong Kong is surrounded by sea. The approximate sea surface area is…

Wildlife

Rat Snakes wrestling

On Cheung Chau this afternoon, saw two big Rat Snakes wrestling.Also known as a "dance", this is combat between two male snakes, fighting over breeding rights/territory. They rear up, push against each other, twist and push – in this case,…

WWF Hong Kong Save Our Seas video and petition

WWF Hong Kong has launched a Save Our Seas campaign, aimed at combatting over-fishing. Just produced a short video, filmed by Hong Kong Outdoors contributor Charles Frew. You can watch the video online, including on YouTube: WWF Hong Kong SOS…

Top Ten HK birds

Here’s a definitive list of the top ten Hong Kong birds. (Well, ok, this is subjective; but ten top species for sure.) Criteria include global status, appearance, relationship to HK.   Black-faced Spoonbill A shoe-in for the list – and…

Great White Shark Culling?

Perhaps one other alternative we haven’t considered is actually banning marine users from the favoured feeding areas of Great White Sharks.   Read all about this story by going to the following link (a similar article appeared in the South China Morning…

Beginning birdwatching in Hong Kong

Beginning birdwatching in Hong Kong

Hong Kong is an excellent place for birdwatching. Daurian Redstart Here, you can find global rarities that are tough to see elsewhere, encounter stunning songbirds, watch seabirds blasted inshore by typhoons (yes, typhoons – birdwatchers do far sillier things than…

Hong Kong fish sos

WWF Hong Kong is taking full page advertisements in Hong Kong’s newspapers, asking the Government and the AFCD to explain why they have failed to provide responsible stewardship of Hong Kong’s fish resources. Here’s press release from WWF HK; following…