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!
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.....
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Plasticity Forum throws up ways to deal with plastic waste
By Christy choi- Published on June 14, 2013 by SCMP
Christy Choi from the environment section of the South China Morning Post discussed the 2013 Plasticity Forum and its success in bringing together entrepreneurs, non-profit groups, the government and many more communties to help reduce, reuse, recycle and recover plastic all over the world. As the forum took place in Hong Kong this year many issues directly related to HK and Asia have been brought to the fore. Read the full article here...Continue Reading »
Ocean Recovery Alliance
Great news! On September 15th, 2013, the Hong Kong Government announced that shark fins and bluefin tuna would not be used at government banquets and events. This is a great start, but a huge number are still traded through Hong Kong, and this trade is not well monitored. You can make a BIG difference by helping to keep the ecosystem functioning properly, and protecting sharks. If you support the the call for a comprehensive sale and possession ban, please sign and share this petition. There are already thousands of signatures, but many more are needed to show support for their protection. 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 already banned shark fin from their business activities and banquets. 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.