If you are reading this, then it has come to your attention that LIFE as we know it on Earth is in trouble. Pollution, over exploitation of nature and natural resources, uncontrollable extinction, it seems overwhelming…but there is hope! We are living in exciting times as we are still able to protect and preserve biodiversity if we all act together as responsible custodians for future generations.
Hong Kong had always been a trading port due to its strategic location. This of course made it an ideal hub for wildlife trade, with numerous endangered wildlife products such as ivory and shark fin being bought and sold openly and legally. With hard work and perseverance we are seeing great changes. Changes in legislation as well as mindsets. For example, we have gained victory over sone of the main issues we have fought long and hard for, issues such as an end to Hong Kong’s Ivory trade and substantial increases to Hong Kong’s protected marine habitats. With Hong Kong long having been a multicultural bridge between the East and the West, increasing awareness of environmental issues within the city can have far-reaching impact on the rest of Asia. We believe that education is the key to a sustainable future for our planet.
AquaMeridian Conservation & Education is a registered non-profit and non-government organization based in Hong Kong. In 2013, it was founded by artist, celebrity, and conservationist – Sharon Kwok, along with Peter Jackson who is a leader in the communications satellite industry. Our goal is to protect and preserve biodiversity and promote a sustainable future by engagement and education of the public, particularly in Hong Kong. In 2018, AquaMeridian became an official member of IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature).