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OPCF (Ocean Park Conservation Foundation, Hong Kong)
Sponsored by OPCFHK, our students since 2005 participated in different field research projects, led by leading international scientists, to gain first-hand experience in the field for the conservation projects.
e.g. Biodiversity survery of seahorse in Philippine by Penny Lam & Nicole Kit (in June 2014)
Overseas Field Trip Experience
To empower our students with the requisite knowledge and skills in nature conservation, as well as inspire them with the requisite professionalism, pragmatism and dedication.

* Go to check their blogs to share their invaluable experiences.

 Kenya

Place: Kenya, East Africa

Duration: 27 July to 10 August 2009

There are 25 of our students with Dr. Billy Hau going to Kenya to explore the wildlife.

“Real life experiences and practical training enable students in ecology & biodiversity to become young leaders in nature conservation!"


Guangxi

OPCF project: Chinese White Dolphin (Indo-Pacific Humpback Dolphin) – Population Monitoring

Duration: 5 to 15 February 2006
Location: Sanniang Bay and adjacent waters in Qinzhou City, Guangxi, China

Shadow Sin & Vivian Lam studied the threatened Chinese White Dolphin in Guangxi to understand their populations and challenges. Findings to be used to help develop effective conservation measures to save the Chinese White Dolphin from extinction.

Sichuan

OPCF project: Giant panda monitoring at WangLang National Nature Reserve, Sichuan by Sung Yik Hei
Date: 27 January to 29 February 2007

OPCF project: Giant Pandas – Enrichment items design program by Vivien Bao & Angela Lam
Date: 7 to 19 January 2006

OPCF project: Study of Mabian Dafengding Nature Reserve by Fion Cheung & Tony Hung
Date: 4 to 14 December 2005

India

OPCF project - animal species: Gharial

Date: 21 February to 7 March 2010

Edward Lau & Derek Mak studied a development of a conservation plan of Gharial in National Chambal Sanctuary, India

Nepal

OPCF project - animal species: Red Panda

Duration: 3 to 17 March 2009

Bond Shum & Carol Law carried a baseline survey on distribution, abundance and population status of Red Panda in Nepal

* Click to jump into their unforgotton trip (in 4 mins video)

Indonesia

OPCF project - animal species: Komodo Dragon

Date: June 2012

Bill Ho & Derek Ho studied the Assessment of population status and community awareness initiatives of Komodo Dragon in the Island of Flores, Indonesia.

OPCF project - animal species: Whales and dolphins

Date: April 2008

William But & Molly Fu studied the conservation and biodiversity of whales and dolphins in Berau Archipelago, East Kalimantan, Indonesia.

Phillippiness

OPCF project - animal species: Whale Shark
Date: 25 May to 7 June 2011
Helen Fong & Ray So studied assessment of population status of whale shark in Bohol, Philippines.

OPCF project - animal species: Humpback whales and other dolphins
Date: March 2008
Sarah Mak & Ivy Mak studied science and community-based conservation of Humpback whales and other dolphins in Babuyan Islands, Philippines.

OPCF project: Assessment of Dugong Population and its Habitat in Central Philippines by Stephen Cartwright in 2005.

Pakistan

OPCF project - animal species: Small Cetaceans (Dolphins and Porpoises)

Duration: 14 to 29 January 2007

Lai Nga Yee studied to determine the critical habitat, abundance, distribution and conservation of small cetaceans (dolphins and porpoises) in Pakistan

Sri Lanka

iOPCF project - animal species: Blue Whale

Date: 7 to 22 January 2012

Archer Wong & Matthew Tam studied the population status monitoring of Blue Whale in Sri Lanka.

OPCF project: Marine mammals & marine turtles by-catch reduction awareness, habitat restoration and nature tourism programme by June Leung

Duration: 15 February to 1 March 2007

Location: in Sri Lanka

Leizhou Bay

OPCF project: Population size, seasonal movements and residence patterns of Indo-Pacific humpback dolphins by Ricky Tang

Duration: 22 January to 4 February 2007

Location: in Leizhou Bay

Laos

OPCF poject - animal species: Tiger and its prey

Date: February 2008

J Wan & Cindy Yuen studied the abundance and distribution, as well as prey selection by large carnivores in Northern Lao PDR

Bangladesh

OPCF project - animal species: Indo-Pacific Humpback Dolphin

Date: 1 to 10 January 2011

Grace Yiu & Elaine Yuen studied the assessment of population status of Indo-Pacific Humpback Dolphin in Bangladesh.

OPCF project - animal species: Dolphins and whales

Date: 18 January to 1 February 2009

Benny Wong & Simon Wong studied the population status of dolpins and whales in Bangladesh.

Hainan

Place: Hainan
Period: 29 July to 7 August 2005

The objectives of the study trip were:

Thailand

Place: Khao Yai National Park, Thailand
Period: 1 to 7 January, 2008

There are 15 of our students with Dr. Billy Hau going to Khao Yai National Park (KYNP) that is located in north-eastern Thailand and about 200 km from Bangkok. It was established in 1962, the first and very well known National Park in Thailand with its awesome scenery. It is largely covered by seasonal evergreen forest with some secondary grassland. The altitude ranges from zero to 1351 m above sea level. Khao Yai is a very large park of over 2,000 square kilometers i.e. about two times the size of Hong Kong.

Fujian

OPCF project - animal species: Indo-Pacific Humpback Dolphin

Duration: 25 May to 2 June 2010

Calton Law & Sylvia Choi carried the assessment of population status of Indo-Pacific Humpback Dolphin in Ningde City, Fujian Province, China

* Click to jump into their unforgotton trip (in 5 mins video)

Jiangxi

OPCF project: Baiji (Yangtze river dolphin) and Finless Porpoise – Population Monitoring

by Vivian Fu ( 21 to 30 January 2007)

by Milla Fok, Tracy Pang (15 to 24 November 2005)

With their habitat shrinking due to pollution and by-catch, there are less than 50 baiji left in the Yangtze River. Students monitored the daily movements of the porpoise and baiji between the lake and river.

 

Hubei

OPCF project - animal species: Chinese sturgeon

Duration: 26 December 2008 to 8 January 2009

Ginny Chan & Michelle Law studied the artificial breeding of Chinese sturgeon in Hubei, China

Shaanxi

OPCF project - animal species: Giant Panda

Duration: 8 to 24 June 2010

Michelle Luk & Tang Chin Cheung studied the habitat restoration of giant panda in Qinling, China

Contributions from our students to our community

- Several articles about environmental issues are posted in SCMP (South China Morning Post) written by Alex Yeung.

- The Champion of Hong Kong Biodiversity in 2010 - Short legged toad nominated by Ray So.

 

 

Indonesia

OPCF project - animal species: Javan Slow Loris

Rehabilitation, reintroduction and development of a conservation plan of Javan Slow Loris in Bogor, Indonesia.

studied by Kwong Chi Yu Joke & Tong Chun Lok Leo (in 2012)

studied by Or Ka Man Carmen & Chan Hon Ki Ken (in 2011)