Ocean Park Conservation Foundation Hong Kong is calling for attention to Hongkongers to join its much anticipated Conservation Day on 11-12 January 2020. In this 25th year, the event will let visitors learn more about the local biodiversity and understand the urgency of conserving endangered species through a slew of pop-up activities in Ocean Park over the weekend. This year, their main focus on horseshoe crabs, providing an up-close and personal opportunity to discover these living species as well as providing guests with an opportunity to learn more about them at the limited time "Horseshoe Crab Discovery Centre". Additionally, Ocean Park will be donating all admission fees collected on 11 January 2020 to the conservation foundation in support the wildlife conservation work across in Asia.
During the weekend of 11-12 January 2020, horseshoe crabs will be the spotlight at Ocean Park. Guests can take a selfie with horseshoe crab-inspired art pieces as well as the living oddities. Learning from their readers about the exact conditions that help the species to grow and thrive. OPCFHK will also transform the Applause Pavilion into a ‘Horseshoe Crab Discovery Centre’ filled with educational game booths and displays.
Here's a chance for you to talk to that local scientist as well throughout the day, as they share their knowledge about these anthropods as well as about conservation efforts and climate change in general through storytelling sessions and talks.
Upon fulfilling all the special tasks around the park, visitors will not only be inspired to make a change, but they will also have the chance to kick-start a greener lifestyle by redeeming a reusable silicone Ziploc bag featuring cute horseshoe crab illustrations. Friends of the Foundation will also get an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of the Hong Kong Marine Life Stranding and Education Centre – Asia’s first full-scale necropsy, virtuous, research and education facility that offers an all-round analysis of potential causes of injury and death of marine life.
Find out more about Ocean Park Conservation Day CLICK HERE
Hongkongers can join ‘Friends of Foundation’, donating to support OPCFHK’s conservation across Asia.