Thanks to all who participated in the 2nd Annual HK-SF Int'l Ocean Film Festival in April! See you next year in, on or under the water!
Please help the sharks by signing the petition below to support the sale of shark fins in Hong Kong.
Hong Kong imports 50% of the world's sharks, and they need your help. Please sign the petition to support the ban of shark fins in Hong Kong. We have done it for ivory.....
'WATER MARGIN: Hong Kong's Link to the Sea' - click the 'Other Projects' section of this website to order a copy of our book today!
Plasticity Forum 2013 Hong Kong
By Ocean Recovery Alliance- Published on February 6, 2013 by Ocean Recovery Alliance
The 2013 Plasticity Forum, held by the Ocean Recovery Alliance, is taking place in Hong Kong this June. The forum brings together business and environmentalism to try and solve issues regarding plastic waste. It is an exciting time for Hong Kong to be involved in such a forward thinking and dynamic event, especially after the success of last year's forum in Rio de Janiero. Read the full press release here... A discussion board from last year's event Mike Biddle from MBA Polymers speaking in Rio Jason Foster of ReplenishContinue Reading »
Reserve Your Spot at Plasticity!
Reserve your place at Plasticity, June 6th, at the Asia Society in Hong Kong. Side events will be held on June 5th at the HK Stock Exchange, and on the 7th, for site visits to the high-tech plastic recycling of MBA Polymers and Toyota plants, across the border in China. Get your early-bird tickets before May 28th.
Urgent Help Needed: You make a BIG difference by helping to keep the ecosystem functioning properly, and protecting sharks. Please sign this petition today, and pass it on. This petition shows your support for stopping shark fins from being sold in Hong Kong. Countries around the world have laws that ban the sale and possession of shark fin, and more than 50 Hong Kong conservation groups joined to called on the Hong Kong Government to listen and enact similar laws.
Companies like Cathay Pacific Airways, HSBC and others have banned shark fin from their operations. Also, from an authenticated recent survey, the majority of Hong Kong's population has said no to shark fin - the environmental cost is just too high.
More than 10,200 tons of shark fin were imported into Hong Kong in 2011, and this trade has led to the direct threat of many species of sharks from around the world. The message is clear: the time has come for the Hong Kong Government to enact laws to ban shark fin and related products from the territory. It might seem strange that you can make such an important difference, but you really can. Thank you for the help. (Photos courtesy of Alex Hofford)
Ocean Recovery Alliance Introduction
The focus of the Ocean Recovery Alliance is to bring together new ways of thinking, technologies, creativity and collaborations in order to introduce innovative projects and initiatives that will help improve our ocean environment. This includes creating business opportunities for local communities when applicable, in order to address some of the pressing issues that our ocean faces today.
The Ocean Recovery Alliance is a registered charitable organization in Hong Kong, and is a 501c3 non-profit organization in California. The Ocean Recovery Alliance strives to take a lead with a variety of existing stakeholders, leveraging each of their qualities and institutional capacities when needed, while combining forces with the business and technology sectors in ways that have not been done before.