Daily Archives: August 28, 2014

Elephants in Hong Kong

Posted by Peter MUIR

elephant paradeMore than 100 elephant sculptures are being displayed at the Elephant Parade exhibition, running until early September in locations across Hong Kong.  Elephant Parade is the world’s largest open air art exhibition of decorated elephant statues that seeks to attract public awareness and support for Asian elephant conservation.  Created by world-class artists, designers and celebrities from all over the world, 31 of the sculptures will be auctioned off to raise funds for WWF and The Asian Elephant Foundation (TAEF) programmes to benefit Asian elephants.  You can check out the exhibition at the Citygate Outlet in Tung Chung, and even buy you own small replica.

The spectre of extinction looms over Asian elephants in the wild, with their population now reduced to between 25,600 and 32,750 individuals. WWF runs conservation programmes which focus on Asian elephants in seven countries, aiming to conserve the remaining populations and their habitats and reduce illegal trade.

Walk for Nature is now open for enrollment

Posted by Peter MUIR

WWFlogoThis year, WWF-Hong Kong’s annual fundraising and outreach event “Walk for Nature” will be held at the Mai Po Nature Reserve on 8 and 9 November. The theme for the 2014 walk is “Preserving Mai Po: Hong Kong ecological asset”. Join the walk, enjoy the breathtaking scenery of Mai Po and play interactive games to learn more about the importance of safeguarding our natural environment – all while helping to support the conservation work of WWF!  Click here for more details.