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Park Warden

Apart from being a Park Warden, Choi King-fung is also an enthusiastic photographer particularly good at shooting natural scenery and the flora and fauna. Watch the video now to learn the tips for taking good photographs in a country park as well as more about the work of a Park Warden. Organisation chartOfficial recruitment page

Savoring Nature Up-close in Hong Kong

Savouring Nature Up-close Everything about nature is grand and wondrous. The ecology of the city is vibrant and inspiring. Embark on a journey of ecological exploration and experience for yourself the many different aspects of nature and its irresistible pulse of life. Hong Kong Biodiversity Festival 2019 Hong Kong Biodiversity Festival 2019 provides 150 educational activities for you to savour nature up-close with Mr. B. The Biodiversity in Hong Kong PlantThe major vegetation of Hong Kong belongs to the evergreen broad-leaved forest of the subtropics. Many species typical of the Southeast Asian tropical flora are also seen here at the limit of their northern distribution range. About 3,300 species and varieties of vascular plants have been recorded in Hong Kong, around 2,100 of which are native.MammalAmong the 57 existing terrestrial mammalian species in Hong Kong, 27 species are bats and 30 species are non-flying mammals, such as Barking Deer, East-Asian Porcupine and Eurasian Otter. There are also two species of marine mammalian species, including Chinese white dolphin and finless porpoise.HerptileHong Kong has over 108 species of amphibians and reptiles, including snakes, frogs, chelonians, lizards and etc. Among all herptiles, there are endemic species "Bogadek's Burrowing Lizard" and species first recorded from Hong Kong, such as "Romer's Tree Frog".FishHong Kong has over 200 species of freshwater fish that inhabit most Hong Kong watercourses, from swift flowing hill streams to trickling lowland rivers and estuaries. There are almost 1,000 of marine fish species recorded.BirdAround 550 species of birds have been recorded in Hong Kong. Most of them are passage migrants in Spring and Autumn, and wintering visitors. Hong Kong has a variety of habitats which provide a rich supply of food and shelter for these birds.InsectHong Kong is rich in insect fauna. There are about 200 species of butterflies and over 100 species of dragonflies being recorded in the territory. Most of them are brilliantly coloured and they are the most attractive flying creatures other than birds.   (Information provided by Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department)

MacLehose Trail 40th Anniversary Celebration Programme

MacLehose Trail MacLehose Trail, opened on 26 October 1979, was the first long distance hiking trail in Hong Kong. This year is the 40th anniversary of this iconic hiking trail. To commemorate this special occasion, the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department is organising a series of celebration programme from September to December 2019 to promote the fun of hiking and showcase the stunning natural beauty, interesting heritage and relics and amazing wildlife along different sections of MacLehose Trail. Summary of MacLehose Trail 40th Anniversary Celebration Programme: Date Activities Venue September – November Complete Walk on MacLehose Trail 2019 MacLehose Trail Sections 1 – 10 19 October Hong Kong Trails Day (End) Tai Tong Barbecue Area No. 1, Tai Lam Country Park and MacLehose Trail Section 10 26 October MacLehose Trail 40th Anniversary Celebration Day (End) MacLehose Trail Sections 6 & 7 (Shing Mun Country Park) 3 November Public Talk: The Legendary MacLehose Trail (End) Hong Kong Science Museum 30 November 1 December 7 December 8 December MacLehose Trail Maintenance Workshop MacLehose Trail Selected Sections 14 – 15 December MacLehose Trail Campers MacLehose Trail Sections 4 & 5 and Gilwell Campsite September – December Excursion with Experts at MacLehose Trail MacLehose Trail Selected Sections   (Information provided by provided by Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department)

Veterinary

Elaine has returned to Hong Kong after graduating from her veterinary studies in Australia. Not interested in private practice, she has joined the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department and is determined to be a veterinary surgeon with a difference. She has been involved in enacting animal ordinances of great interest to Hong Kong, as well as quarantine work for the horses coming to Hong Kong for the Olympic equestrian events. Organisation chartOfficial recruitment page

Fisheries Technical Officer

Does a science student always end up with a job in the lab? Lawrence Leung, a Fisheries Technical Officer II, tells us that, with his science background, he was assigned on the first day of his job to take diving lessons and come into direct contact with the undersea world. From one who did not know much about fish, to one who has fallen in love with the ocean, he can now distinguish between different kinds of sea creatures. Through this job, he has come to embrace marine life and enter the diverse world of fisheries. As a result, he has also developed a greater fondness for the earth. Organisation chartOfficial recruitment page