Will Hong Kong Finally Recognise Wildlife Crime as Serious and Organised?

December 29, 2020

On November 2nd, ADMCF in conjunction with the Hong Kong University Law faculty released a white paper that outlined the rationale and mechanisms for Hong Kong to make a step change and treat wildlife crime in the city as the serious and organised crime that it is. Why we need this change Hong Kong is recognised globally for being an…

Successfully protecting a wetland in Pui O from land development

September 22, 2020

The petition “Oppose the conversion of Pui O wetland into a holiday camp” launched by Save Lantau Alliance was announced victorious – the land planning application (A/SLC/161) for converting a wetland in Pui O into a glamping site was rejected on 4 Sep 2020. In 2017, Hong Kong Government introduced its blueprint “Development in the North, Conservation for the South”…

What COVID-19 Teaches Us and Why it Should Change Us for Good

April 20, 2020

Rarely a day goes by without disastrous news about the global environment. Already, 2020 has been a year to remember, from bush fires burning more than 12.6 million hectares of Australia, devastating floods in Indonesia and now, more recently and closer to home – the emergence of COVID-19. Without much doubt, nature is sending us a message. While many of…

Acting together to protect our environment

February 17, 2020

Survey findings from over 1,000 Hong Kong residents reaffirm the urgency to build momentum in Hong Kong around addressing environmental challenges. With one third of 50-55 year olds stating no interest in environmental issues closely followed by 28% of 30-39 year olds, the survey which was commissioned by ADM Capital Foundation highlights the importance of education and online petition platforms…

How Can You Support The Ivory Trade Ban

May 29, 2017

We need your help again to save elephants. The simple aim of the game right now is for the Hong Kong government to receive more letters of support from elephant lovers, than from the ivory traders and their supporters. Please kindly take a moment of your time to write a single paragraph e-mail

Nautiluses: The living fossils in dire straits

December 8, 2016

Often described as ‘pangolins of the sea’, there is very little known of nautiluses, which look like shells with tentacles. Very few people know of their existence and yet they are suffering under the pressures of international trade.

The victim on your plate: Fish have feelings

November 7, 2016

Throughout the ages, man has domesticated animals, whether for companionship as with dogs or for their usefulness as with horses. Mammals have been the main companion of choice over the years.

‘Aquatic Cocaine’ Trade Driving World’s Smallest Porpoise to Extinction

October 20, 2016

The dried seafood trade is prevalent in Hong Kong, with many streets, and indeed a neighborhood, Sheung Wan, dedicated to this trade. Hidden amongst the scallops, abalone and shark fin, are the dried swim bladders

Progress of the installation of the cattle grid

June 22, 2016

In April, three local concern groups: Sai Kung Cattle Angel, Sai Kung Buffalo Watch and Friends of Sai Kung, launched a petition to request the installation of ‘cattle grids’ to protect the lives of feral cattle.

Government responded to the Re-assembly of Queen’s Pier at City Hall

June 22, 2016

The Development Bureau carried out three proposals of the re-assembly of the Grade I historic building, The Queen’s Pier in March.

If you stop buying pets, the misery will stop.

May 19, 2016

Hong Kongers love pets, regardless of the size of our flats or how busy we are, many of us like to keep a pet or two, or more – mostly cats and dogs. This explains why the supply of pets never seems to run out in this town, quite simply the demand is high and breeders in Hong Kong are…

Op-ed: Hong Kong’s Ivory Traders Don’t Deserve Compensation

April 1, 2016

By Alex Hofford This op-ed appeared in the March 24, 2016 edition of the South China Morning Post. Twenty-six years ago, the world called time on the international trade in elephant ivory, after it had halved African elephant populations within 15 years. Now governments in the US, China and Hong Kong are finally closing the remaining loophole that allowed domestic…

Is Hong Kong beginning to take wildlife crime seriously?

April 1, 2016

The illegal trade in flora and fauna is valued at USD7-23 billion by OECD, UNODC, UNEP and INTERPOL. It is considered by leading enforcement agencies as one of the largest transnational organised criminal activities alongside drug, arms and human trafficking. The destination for most of the contraband is Asia, where growing affluence has fueled an unprecedented rise in the demand…

Rebuild Kennedy Town: Our community! Our choice!

March 16, 2016

Recently, the Town Planning Board announced amendments to the draft of the Kennedy Town and Mount Davis Outline Zoning Plan (OZP) No. S/H1/18.

Why sending wood waste to landfill?

February 23, 2016

According to the Environmental Protection Department, the amount of green waste sent to landfills was 56,210 tonnes in 2013, i.e. 124 tonnes per day. This waste includes trees, leaves and some weeds, all of which are capable of decomposing naturally and therefore don’t need to be se

Save the pangolin: The ‘artichoke’ on legs that needs our help to survive.

February 16, 2016

By: Emily Botsford When the poaching of wildlife and trafficking in endangered animal products is mentioned in conversation, it is usually large, charismatic species like the rhino or the elephant which come to mind, and that’s understandable given the amount of media coverage they’ve had recently. With celebrities like Prince William and Chinese actress Li Bingbing calling for an end…

Hong Kong Government says the microbeads problem is not big enough …

February 4, 2016

A Plastic Free Seas representative submitted a report on the impact of microbeads to the Environment Protection Department (EPD) upon their request in December 2015. The Government asked for the report around the time when the U.S. President signed a bill to ban microbeads in their country. The Hong Kong Government, however, showed no intention to follow suit. Worse still, they…

How Shark Free is Hong Kong?

February 4, 2016

A recent survey conducted by local shark conservation group, the Hong Kong Shark Foundation, indicates that shark fin is still very much a dirty part of Chinese New Year celebrations in Hong Kong, regardless of the growing sentiment in Hong Kong that Chinese people should give up this so-called traditional delicacy. The survey found that: – 98% of Chinese New…

Stop cutting down stonewall trees! Time for a Tree Bill

February 1, 2016

According to a recent news report, the Highway Department (HyD)carried out maintenance works on the famous stonewall Banyan trees on Bonham Road, causing the public both to complain that the wall now looks ugly and to worry about the fate of the four trees that are growing back. The trees were cut down by the Government after two collapsed during heavy rain…

So WHEN will the ivory trade ban happen actually?

January 15, 2016

After much anticipation on a local ivory trade ban, Hong Kong Chief Executive CY Leung announced in the 2016 Policy Address...

Micro beads in your facial scrub – another plastic disaster for Hong Kong

January 5, 2016

Three and a half years ago there was a plastic disaster in Hong Kong. During a typhoon, six shipping containers of plastic pellets were blown off a container ship into the ocean. Dissatisfied with the government’s inaction, thousands of Hong Kong citizens took up the task of cleaning up the plastic pellets that washed up on the beaches. In addition…

Santa’s Gifts from the North Pole Were Never Meant to Bring a Layer of Plastic to Our Cities

December 7, 2015

The holiday season is upon us, with a time for cheer, happiness and gifts. The giving season, however, has also brought a boom in plastic items over the decades, with decorations and products becoming cheaper, more colorful and sadly disposable. This is true of both the products, and also the layer(s) of plastic packaging that they often come in. Much…

Hong Kong Civil Society Declaration On Paris Climate Summit

November 27, 2015

“We can be the first generation to succeed in endi...

Secretary for the Environment, Wong Kam-sing’s response to climate change solutions

November 26, 2015

Following is a question by the Hon Emily Lau and a reply by the Secretary for the Environment, Mr Wong Kam-sing, in the Legislative Council today...

Will Hong Kong bow to increasing pressure and ban the ivory trade?

October 29, 2015

In 2013, SupportHK launched its first petition on the illegal ivory trade.

Announcing the Launch of SupportHK 2.0

October 22, 2015

Thanks to all of you for supporting us since our launch in 2013. In order to keep ourselves up-to-date with a fast-changing digital media world and to offer a better user experience, our team has been working hard to revamp the site.

Hong Kong must stop being the weakest link in efforts to end the bloody ivory trade

August 17, 2015

Written by Elizabeth Quat An elephant cub being cared for at a facility in Nairobi, Kenya. Some 30 cubs that lived there have been orphaned by ivory poachers or natural disasters.

It’s High Time to Conserve the Stonewall Trees

August 17, 2015

A giant stonewall tree fell on Bonham Road, Mid-levels, during last month’s amber rainstorm leaving two people injured.

1st July March: Get Involved, SupportHK Refills Your Water Bottle!

June 30, 2015

The Hong Kong 1 July March is fast approaching. This year, SupportHK will be stationed on Hennessy Road, across Johnston Road outside the Chinese Methodist Church.

Bring Back Our Slide!

April 21, 2015

Do you remember how much fun you had running around the children’s playground? Or do your kids have a blast every time they play around on the slides?

Protect the beautiful beaches of Tai Long Wan in Sai Kung!

March 25, 2015

Most of you have heard of the New Territories Small House Policy (SHP), a policy that was introduced in 1972 and allows indigenous male villagers to apply for a grant to build one small house (700 sq ft). It was originally introduced as a temporary measure to improve the low standard of living in rural areas of the New Territories.…

Protect The Agricultural Land Of Tsiu Keng In Kwu Teng South!

March 16, 2015

Want to continue enjoying local products? Then help us stop the transformation of farmland into low-density mansions and an international school!

Say NO to using residential land for commercial development!

March 6, 2015

Are you tired of seeing residential areas being turned into big, commercial buildings and office spaces in Hong Kong

Stop wrapping Hong Kong’s produce in plastic

March 6, 2015

Some of you may already be bringing your own bags to the supermarket, but why not take it to the next level and sign this petition hoping to ban all those unnecessary plastic wrappings and styrofoam that supermarkets insist on using?

July 1 March + New Petition + Updates

June 27, 2014

Exciting News SupportHK-ers, on the 1st of July SupportHK will be manning its own booth on Hennessy Road, across Johnston Road outside the Chinese Methodist Church.

New petition!

June 11, 2014

A new petition has been uploaded to SupportHK! Designing Hong Kong stand to request the Government to abolish Small House Policy.

New Petition – Strive For Sustainable Development Protect The Taipo Lo Fai Rd Green Belt

May 23, 2014

A new petition has been uploaded to SupportHK! Government proposed to rezone 4.1 hectares of Lo Fai Road Green Belt for private housing. Early this year, CY Leung pledged that this administration would rezone green belts that were de-vegetated or deserted for housing development, yet the Lo Fai Road green belt is a plantation woodland dominated by trees. “The green…

New Petition – Demand HK Government To Reduce Waste At Source

May 9, 2014

A new petition has been uploaded to SupportHK this week! Let's Demand Waste Reduction at Source.

New Petitions And Petition Updates – April

April 4, 2014

Two new petitions have recently been uploaded to SupportHK by Grade Five students. One group is petitioning the government to protect Hong Kong's country parks from invasive foreign plant species and another group aims to conserve marine biodiversity and is petitioning HK restaurants to stop serving the endangered Humphead Wrasse.

Two new petitions – Ho Chung / Ban shark-fin trade

March 14, 2014

Two new petitions have been uploaded to SupportHK this week! Yet another proposal to develop HK's recreational space and further concern over Hong Kong's shark fin trade.

New Petitions And Petition Updates – March

March 6, 2014

The large new Septic Tank and Soakaway System fails to comply with EPD standards such as ProPECC. Despite that 96% of public representations opposed the project, the Town Planning Board has ignored public opinion and passed the application.

Hong Kong Environmental Petition Website Pushes for Change

January 28, 2014

Are You Frustrated By Our City’s Many Environmental Challenges? By Government Inaction On Issues That Matter? Do You Despair That There Is Anything You Could Ever Do To Help Push Along Change?

New Petition Platform for Hong Kong

December 23, 2013

Unhappy With Excessive Construction Noise On Your Street? Angry About The New Zoning Plans For Country Park Enclaves? If You Have Something You Want To Stand Up For, Petition Site Support HK Makes It Easier For You To Start Your Own Campaign And Mobilize Hongkonger

We Officially Launched!

December 20, 2013

We are pleased to announce that SupportHK officially launched on Sunday 15th December with nine petitions (three petitions had already run their course and closed by the launch date).