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‘Breaking Boundaries’: David Attenborough & Johan Rockström Warns Of Biodiversity Collapse In New Netflix Documentary

3 Mins Read Just released on Netflix, the new documentary Breaking Boundaries: The Science of Our Planet shows viewers the devastating consequences of our continued destruction of nature. Led by Sir David Attenborough, the film is focused on the work of renowned Swedish climate scientist Professor Johan Rockström on “tipping points” that the world must not exceed if […]

Caffeinated Trees? Scientists Find Coffee Waste Can Speed Up Forest Recovery

4 Mins Read Coffee pulp, the byproduct of coffee production that ends up as waste, could be upcycled and used to speed up tropical forest recovery. In a new study, scientists found “dramatic” results, with a small forest emerging in post agricultural land just two years after being treated with coffee waste.  Researchers from ETH-Zurich and the University […]

Hong Kong: An Illicit Wildlife Trade Hub ‘Fuelling Global Biodiversity Crisis’, New Report Reveals

4 Mins Read Hong Kong remains one of the largest hubs for the illegal wildlife trafficking industry, with wildlife seizures at record-breaking levels, a report has revealed. According to newly published data, pangolin trafficking is still prevalent at “devastatingly high” rates and researchers are warning of a worrying diversification in the number of endangered species being traded in […]

Biodiversity Heritage Library: World’s Largest Botanical & Animal Free Digital Archive

3 Mins Read In an effort to educate more people about protecting wildlife and biodiversity, the Biodiversity Heritage Library boasts more than 180,000 illustrations of plant and animal species on earth, alongside 55 million pages of scientific studies and research collected from all around the world. Dubbed as the world’s biggest open-access digital archive dedicated to the planet’s […]

Voices For The Planet: Creative Competition Launches To Inspire Young Wildlife Activists

2 Mins Read Hong Kong-based environmental charity LumiVoce has recently partnered up with Beijing-headquartered NGO The China Biodiversity Conservation and Green Development Foundation (CBCGDF) to launch a brand new competition for students. Called the Voices for the Planet Challenge, the competition aims to raise awareness about conservation and encourage the next generation of wildlife protectors.  Announced in late […]

6 Hong Kong Eco Petitions You Need To Sign NOW!

7 Mins Read It’s no secret that Hong Kong could do better on the environmental front. We don’t do enough to protect our country parks, or our heritage buildings, or our indigenous animal species. The road to change is a long and hard one. Most of us probably feel our voice cannot get heard, especially if we are not […]

Green Queen Giving: The Nature Conservancy Hong Kong – Earth’s Activists

4 Mins Read How was The Nature Conservancy started? The Nature Conservancy (TNC) was founded in 1951 the United States. TNC initially started working on land conservation and has since expanded to tackle other environmental issues around the world, including marine/oceans, freshwater, climate change and urban conservation. We established our first office in Asia Pacific in Palau in 1990 […]