May 26, 2022
Whilst Hong Kong’s news is mainly focused on the impacts of COVID-19, environmental stories have received less attention. Below we…
January 13, 2022
1.【 Lantau Tomorrow 】The Civil Engineering and Development Department (CEDD) has proposed three development projects for Lantau Tomorrow, without providing…
December 15, 2021
1.【 Potential loophole of local ivory ban 】The local ivory trade will be officially banned on 31st December. About 47…
November 10, 2021
1.【 Unbalance between conservation and development 】 Hong Kong has only achieved 6 out of 20 Aichi Biodiversity Goals established…
October 12, 2021
1.【 Waste Mountains at Brownfield Sites 】 35 brownfield sites in the New Territories were found to have been involved…
September 17, 2021
1.【 Just ‘limited’ reclamation… 】Over the last two decades, Victoria Harbour has been protected from reclamation under the Protection of…
August 26, 2021
Last Wednesday the third reading of Organized and Serious Crimes (Amendment) Bill 2021 was passed. Wildlife crime offences will be…
July 30, 2021
Greenpeace finds microplastics from the streams of multiple tourist spots. The microplastics are mainly polypropylene (PP) – likely from disposable…
December 21, 2020
On November 2nd, ADMCF in conjunction with the Hong Kong University Law faculty released a white paper that outlined the…
September 22, 2020
The petition “Oppose the conversion of Pui O wetland into a holiday camp” launched by Save Lantau Alliance was announced…
April 20, 2020
Rarely a day goes by without disastrous news about the global environment. Already, 2020 has been a year to remember,…
February 17, 2020
Survey findings from over 1,000 Hong Kong residents reaffirm the urgency to build momentum in Hong Kong around addressing environmental…
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
May 19, 2016
Hong Kongers love pets, regardless of the size of our flats or how busy we are, many of us like…
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…
April 1, 2016
The illegal trade in flora and fauna is valued at USD7-23 billion by OECD, UNODC, UNEP and INTERPOL. It is…
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.
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
February 16, 2016
By: Emily Botsford When the poaching of wildlife and trafficking in endangered animal products is mentioned in conversation, it is…
February 4, 2016
A Plastic Free Seas representative submitted a report on the impact of microbeads to the Environment Protection Department (EPD) upon their…
February 4, 2016
A recent survey conducted by local shark conservation group, the Hong Kong Shark Foundation, indicates that shark fin is still…
February 1, 2016
According to a recent news report, the Highway Department (HyD)carried out maintenance works on the famous stonewall Banyan trees on…
January 15, 2016
After much anticipation on a local ivory trade ban, Hong Kong Chief Executive CY Leung announced in the 2016 Policy Address...
January 5, 2016
Three and a half years ago there was a plastic disaster in Hong Kong. During a typhoon, six shipping containers…
December 7, 2015
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’s Environment Secretary Wong Kam-sing wi...
November 27, 2015
“We can be the first generation to succeed in endi...
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...
October 29, 2015
In 2013, SupportHK launched its first petition on the illegal ivory trade.
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.
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.
August 17, 2015
A giant stonewall tree fell on Bonham Road, Mid-levels, during last month’s amber rainstorm leaving two people injured.
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.
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?
March 25, 2015
Most of you have heard of the New Territories Small House Policy (SHP), a policy that was introduced in 1972…
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!
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?
March 6, 2015
Are you tired of seeing residential areas being turned into big, commercial buildings and office spaces in Hong Kong
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.
June 11, 2014
A new petition has been uploaded to SupportHK! Designing Hong Kong stand to request the Government to abolish Small House Policy.
May 23, 2014
A new petition has been uploaded to SupportHK! Government proposed to rezone 4.1 hectares of Lo Fai Road Green Belt…
May 9, 2014
A new petition has been uploaded to SupportHK this week! Let's Demand Waste Reduction at Source.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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
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).