Although temporarily closed in response to the Hong Kong government’s current COVID-19 prevention guidelines, Ocean Park’s staff team is preparing for its reopening at any time while further expanding the attraction’s conservation work. to the community.
Starting January 20, more than 380 employees split into small teams to participate in the conservation activity to collect litter along 27 popular hiking trails in support of the Leave No Trace campaign and clean up debris sailors along the coasts of the southern district.
Such efforts aim to help protect nature and have positive impacts on the community and with Hong Kong residents using the countryside more since the outbreak of the pandemic, the litter problem has become more serious.
Trash collected included plastic waste and anti-epidemic supplies such as surgical masks and disinfectant wipes, with Ocean Park team members sorting recyclable items from piles of collected trash. However, there are large amounts of non-recyclable waste, including fishing nets, floating valves, polystyrene boxes and barbed wire.
As the People’s Park of Hong Kong, Ocean Park has launched a series of community initiatives to allow Hong Kongers to enjoy its offerings. These initiatives include discounted admission for Hong Kong residents on their birthdays, Hong Kong residents aged 65 and over, and persons with disabilities registration card holders; and sponsored admission of individuals and family members assisted by the General Social Security Assistance Scheme (CSSA) and member organizations of the Department of Social Welfare.
Images: Ocean Park team members clean up trash in Hong Kong’s Southern District (top) and (bottom left) Ivan Wong Chi-fai, CEO of Ocean Park, joins the staff on the front line when cleaning the coast (bottom).
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