Wildlife Conservation in Hong Kong

Speaker: Dr. Roger C. Kendrick
Senior Conservation Officer, Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden


Date: Tuesday, 10 March 2009

Time: 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.



This presentation will provide a brief overview of the key events, legislation and history of wildlife conservation in Hong Kong. These include the likely pre-human wild state of Hong Kong, the historical influence of Man on nature in Hong Kong, agriculture in Hong Kong, the 19th & 20th Century afforestation programmes, founding of the Country Parks, implementation of Sites of Special Scientific Interest, Marine Reserves and statutory planning controls and legislation that determine how Hong Kong's planning for land use is undertaken. Examples of conservation planning issues are given, such as Sha Lo Tung, Tai Po Kau Headland and Chek Lap Kok. The development of Mai Po marshes and conservation through education by the non-government organisation sector (including the World Wide Fund for Nature (Hong Kong), Kadoorie Farm & Botanic Garden, Hong Kong Bird Watching Society and Hong Kong Lepidopterists' Society) is discussed, as are the roles of academia and the professional wildlife consultancy sector. The successes, failures and the future direction of wildlife conservation in Hong Kong are also explored.

 Speaker's Biography:

Dr. Roger Kendrick is a founder and life member of the Hong Kong Lepidopterists’ Society and has been involved with biological recording and nature conservation for over 27 years. Apart from providing ecotourism consultancy and conservation projects through his own company, C&R Wildlife, he is also a senior conservation officer in the Fauna Conservation Department at Kadoorie Farm & Botanic Garden. He received a B.SC. in Conservation Management from the University of East Anglia (UK) and a Ph.D. at The University of Hong Kong

Co-hosted by:

Environmental Studies Programme


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