As a champion of sustainable development, we are dedicated to the protection of the environment and the conservation of natural and cultural heritage. Our mission is to enhance the quality of life of both this and future generations, and to ensure that Hong Kong shoulders her regional and global environmental responsibilities. We achieve this by advocating appropriate policies, monitoring government action, promoting environmental education and taking a lead in community participation.
The Conservancy Association (CA), founded in 1968, is the non-government environmental organization with the longest history in Hong Kong.
CA is currently supported by about 18 full time staff and over thousands of dedicated members and volunteers in year 2002.
1.Through various campaigns and lobbyings, CA has safeguarded a number of natural habitats such as freshwater wetland at Long Valley, and historical sites such as Edinburgh Place from rapid urban development.
2.A number of waste reduction and community programmes were successfully held last year, including Green Challenge -"No Plastic Bag please!" Campaign, which is a joint effort of CA and the major relations, and, Used Clothes Collection, which covers over a quarter of the households and schools.
3.To enable the public to appreciate our natural environment and raise the awareness for conservation, eco-tourism is also promoted through a variety of programmes such as Nature Explorer, Green Interpreter.
4.Ramsar Wetland Conservation Programme is held every year. One of the activities in the Programme is Dance with the Birds which is a large-scale activity attracting over 5,000 participants to join the model making, bird song and dancing competition.
5.CA also organized a nature conservation programme in 12 sites in Mainland China, covering a total of 11,000 ha of land. These are 3 to 5-year nature conservation projects, many in nature reserves as well as marginal land threatened by desertification.