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December 21, 2020

Will Hong Kong Finally Recognise Wildlife Crime as Serious and Organised

On November 2nd, ADMCF in conjunction with the Hong Kong University Law faculty released a white paper that outlined the…

September 22, 2020

Successfully protecting a wetland in Pui O from land development

The petition “Oppose the conversion of Pui O wetland into a holiday camp” launched by Save Lantau Alliance was announced…

April 20, 2020

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

Rarely a day goes by without disastrous news about the global environment. Already, 2020 has been a year to remember,…

February 17, 2020

Acting together to protect our environment

Survey findings from over 1,000 Hong Kong residents reaffirm the urgency to build momentum in Hong Kong around addressing environmental…

May 29, 2017

How Can You Support The Ivory Trade Ban

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

December 8, 2016

Nautiluses: The living fossils in dire straits

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.

November 7, 2016

The victim on your plate: Fish have feelings

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.

October 20, 2016

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

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

June 22, 2016

Progress of the installation of the cattle grid

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.

June 22, 2016

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

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

May 19, 2016

If you stop buying pets, the misery will stop.

Hong Kongers love pets, regardless of the size of our flats or how busy we are, many of us like…

April 1, 2016

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

By Alex Hofford This op-ed appeared in the March 24, 2016 edition of the South China Morning Post. Twenty-six years…

April 1, 2016

Is Hong Kong beginning to take wildlife crime seriously?

The illegal trade in flora and fauna is valued at USD7-23 billion by OECD, UNODC, UNEP and INTERPOL. It is…

March 16, 2016

Rebuild Kennedy Town: Our community! Our choice!

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.

February 23, 2016

Why sending wood waste to landfill?

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

February 16, 2016

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

By: Emily Botsford When the poaching of wildlife and trafficking in endangered animal products is mentioned in conversation, it is…

February 4, 2016

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

A Plastic Free Seas representative submitted a report on the impact of microbeads to the Environment Protection Department (EPD) upon their…

February 4, 2016

How Shark Free is Hong Kong?

A recent survey conducted by local shark conservation group, the Hong Kong Shark Foundation, indicates that shark fin is still…

February 1, 2016

Stop cutting down stonewall trees! Time for a Tree Bill

According to a recent news report, the Highway Department (HyD)carried out maintenance works on the famous stonewall Banyan trees on…

January 15, 2016

So WHEN will the ivory trade ban happen actually?

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

January 5, 2016

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

Three and a half years ago there was a plastic disaster in Hong Kong. During a typhoon, six shipping containers…

December 7, 2015

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

The holiday season is upon us, with a time for cheer, happiness and gifts. The giving season, however, has also…

November 27, 2015

Hong Kong Civil Society Declaration On Paris Climate Summit

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

November 26, 2015

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

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...

October 29, 2015

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

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

October 22, 2015

Announcing the Launch of SupportHK 2.0

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.

August 17, 2015

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

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.

August 17, 2015

It’s High Time to Conserve the Stonewall Trees

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

June 30, 2015

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

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.

April 21, 2015

Bring Back Our Slide!

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?

March 25, 2015

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

Most of you have heard of the New Territories Small House Policy (SHP), a policy that was introduced in 1972…

March 16, 2015

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

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

March 6, 2015

Say NO to using residential land for commercial development!

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

March 6, 2015

Stop wrapping Hong Kong’s produce in plastic

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?

June 27, 2014

July 1 March + New Petition + Updates

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.

June 11, 2014

New petition!

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

May 23, 2014

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

A new petition has been uploaded to SupportHK! Government proposed to rezone 4.1 hectares of Lo Fai Road Green Belt…

May 9, 2014

New Petition – Demand HK Government To Reduce Waste At Source

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

April 4, 2014

New Petitions And Petition Updates – April

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.

March 14, 2014

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

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.

March 6, 2014

New Petitions And Petition Updates – March

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.

January 28, 2014

Hong Kong Environmental Petition Website Pushes for Change

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?

December 23, 2013

New Petition Platform for Hong Kong

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

December 20, 2013

We Officially Launched!

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).