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March 29, 2017

Dolphin Hubbles!

HKDCS’s is holding a porpoises and dolphins research trip with the theme ‘Dolphin Hubbles’ on April 14, 2017 (Fri)! Szeto So Sum, the founder of SoSum Natural Soaps, was invited to join the trip and share her view on protecting dolphins and dolphins in captivity. What’s more, So Sum will give out soaps to participants who answer our questions correctly.  How can you miss this ‘Dolphin Hubbles’ porpoises and dolphins research trip?

Details and application of porpoises and dolphins research trip

 

March 17, 2017

Mr Taison Chang, the chairman of Hong Kong Dolphin Conservation Society, shared his view on dolphin captivity and experience working with wild dolphins and captive dolphins in Ted Talks.

‘We are the source of demand for this industry and we are paying money to buy tickets that will eventually go into hunters’ hands. We have the power and responsibility to end this cruelty.’
—— Taison Chang

Why should we not keep dolphins in aquariums? Let’s see how he answered the question!

Hong Kong Dolphin Conservation Society Facebook Post

More related information on captivity

 

March 15, 2017

Extra! Chimelong Ocean Kingdom fake conservation but real imprison!

Chimelong Ocean Kingdom bought 5 Chinese white dolphins from Singapore which were originated from Thailand. Chimelong Ocean Kingdom even called it as a combination of ‘research’, ‘education’ and ‘conservation’. But in fact, they are just using the dolphins as money-making tools to attract tourists. Hong Kong Dolphin Conservation Society condemns this and had made an inspection. An extra was also released to report the fact to ensure the public learn about the correct understanding!

Extra: Chimelong Ocean Kingdom fake conservation but real imprison! (page 1)

Extra: Chimelong Ocean Kingdom fake conservation but real imprison! (page 1)

Press release 《Extra: Chimelong Ocean Kingdom fake conservation but real imprison!

Hong Kong Dolphin Conservation Society Facebook Post

More related information on captivity

 

March 9, 2017

Do you still remember WL212? The Chinese white dolphin with seriously injured peduncle in 2015. One of the programmes of a popular Hong Kong online media ‘TV Most’ has featured the case of WL212. To save or not to save? The programme has interviewed Hong Kong Dolphin Conservation Society on this. Let’s watch the video in the following link.


Hong Kong Dolphin Conservation Society Facebook 
TV Most Facebook

 

March 1, 2017

The killer whale breeding center of Chimlong Ocean Kingdom has opened on February 24, 2017. Hong Kong Dolphin Conservation Society has released a press with regard of this. The society concerns the captivity industry in China. It is worrying that with over 39 aquariums in China, these aquariums would follow Chimelong Ocean Kingdom to import and keep killer whales in order to keep up with the competitiveness. This does not only convey a wrong conservation message to the public but also harm the population of killer whales by catching them in the wild. The society urges the public to boycott aquariums and dolphin shows. Never buy a single aquarium ticket. With no audience for captive dolphins, there will no longer be a captive industry.

Killer whales in the breeding center live in a tank (Photo: Chimelong Ocean Kingdom)

Press release 《Stop fooling us with the name of conservation, Chimelong Ocean Kingdom

Sign the petition to call Ministry of Agriculture of the People’s of Republic of China for a stop on importing killer whales

Hong Kong Dolphin Conservation Society Facebook Post

More related information on captivity

 

February 18, 2017

Want to protect dolphins? You can start with reducing waste! In response to Cultamap’s art parade, students from 4 primary and secondary schools reused wastes to make art and fashion clothes and paraded in Central. There are more and more whales died because of marine debris in recently years. Reducing marine debris does not only bring a better home to marine lives but also save their lives! Mr Taison Chang, the chairman of Hong Kong Dolphin Conservation Society, shared the view of conservation on that day. We hope everyone can make the ocean a better place to live by reducing waste!

Mr Taison Chang, the chairman of Hong Kong Dolphin Conservation Society, shared the view of conservation on that day.

Students from 4 primary and secondary schools reused wastes to make art and fashion clothes

More about the event: https://www.facebook.com/HKDCSorg/posts/722436447923508

 

February 16, 2017

Want your students to learn about Chinese white dolphins and finless porpoises? Want to know the global issue of cetaceans? Want to learn out of classroom? Want to see dolphins popping out from waves? The secondary & primary school education programme satisfies you! Through a series of activities, this programme deepens students’ knowledge toward cetaceans and raises the conservation awareness. The activities include roll up stand banner exhibition, school talks, movie sharing, beach cleaning and dolphin watching! Read here for details and email to yuki@hkdcs.org to apply!

 

February 13, 2017

The dolphin ambassador programme has launched on February 13, 2017! Join our programme to be volunteer if you care dolphins and are responsible! Once you have 20 hours of training and volunteer work, you will be rewarded with a dolphin ambassador certificate! Want to help us to protect the dolphins? Apply and read the details!

30 Runway Victims

 

 

January 20, 2017

Hong Kong Dolphin Conservation Society and Green Sense received a complaint from the public about the leakage of a sand barge in Third Runway Project. The project involves reclamation of 650ha in Northwest Lantau where Chinese white dolphins inhabit. The leakage of sand barge severely pollutes water in the area and greatly affects dolphins and other marine lives! The society could not tolerate this violation of the environmental permit. Joining hands with Green Sense, a formal complaint has been made to the director of Environmental Protection, Mr Donald Tong and the chairman of Advisory Council on the Environment, Mr Stanley Wong. We will keep watching the project to make sure the environmental permit is strictly abided to mitigate the impact on dolphins and other marine lives! We also need the public to help to keep an eye on the project and guard the dolphins!

A great amount of sand is leaking from the sand barge

A great amount of sand is leaking from the sand barge

 The sand is severely polluting the sea

The sand is severely polluting the sea

See ‘30 Third Runway Victims‘ for detailed information on the impact of Third Runway to dolphins.
December 30, 2016

The Brothers Marine Park was designated on 30 December 2016. With an area of 970 hectares, it is the second marine park designated for the protection of Chinese White Dolphins. It is located in Northeast Lantau, near the artificial island of Boundary Cross Facilities which is still reclaiming. It was hoped that the marine park could help recover the dolphin abundance in Northeast Lantau from zero in 2015.However, the construction of third runway has started in close proximity before the establishment of the marine park. This makes the effect of the marine park unknown.

The Brothes Marine Parl

(Photo: AFCD)

April 8, 2014

From Ark Eden: “98 dolphins etched into the sand on Lower Cheung Sha beach, 1 for each that we have lost since 2003. With the development of the Macau Zhuhai bridge, and now the proposed mega incinerator in the middle of the pink dolphin and finless porpoise habitat, their population is under serious threat.
These dolphins are an incidator of how healthy our oceans are, and right now our oceans are very sick.
Support the dolphins and our beautiful ecosystem by writing you concerns to legislators about the building of the mega incinerator. More information about how to write can be found on the Living Islands Movement webpage. Simple and easy instructions – please don’t wait for someone else to do it, we’re at a critical point and we need as many voices as possible!”

See link: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10153979221170005.1073741826.266023745004&type=1

 

April 4, 2014

NO MORE WHALING IN ANTARCTIC WATERS!!! IT IS OFFICIAL!!!

See Link: http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/apr/03/japan-confirms-cancellation-annual-whale-hunt

 

April 2, 2014

Please Join our Porpoise and Dolphin Research Trip on April 19th, 2014

See Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/368987809908316/

 

March 30, 2014

A baleen whale stranded in Hong Kong today…

See link: https://www.facebook.com/HKDCSorg/posts/10203394971532842