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Biodiversity

Should the airport be expanded with the construction of a third runway? It is very difficult to strike a balance between development and conservation.

 

 

Biological diversity means the variety of different life forms on Earth and the relationships among them. The diverse living organisms and their environment on Earth make up its 
amazing and complex ecosystem. Nature is not only home to countless wildlife, but also closely related to our livelihood. Our precious ecosystem provides humans with a myriad of benefits. Apart from providing us with food, fuels, medicines, leisure, and art resources, the ecosystem also silently regulates the natural processes of the environment, nurturing all life on Earth.

The Environment Bureau and the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department have embarked on an exercise to develop a city-level Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan (BSAP) under the Convention on Biological Diversity (the Convention). In preparing the BSAP for Hong Kong, they examine the existing condition of biodiversity and practices for its conservation in Hong Kong, and identify any additional work needed to be undertaken for compliance with the Convention and its Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 (the Strategic Plan) in light of local needs and priorities.

For details, please visit http://www.afcd.gov.hk/english/conservation/con_bsap/con_bsap.html