The "City Nature Challenge" is a global competition, that encourages everyone to keep their eyes and ears open to the richness of the environment in the midst of cities. Hong Kong is a dense city with surprisingly rich biodiversity, and the flora & fauna is not only found in the Country Parks. In 2018, Hong Kong participated in the City Nature Challenge for the first time with a very successful result. With 2,932 species recorded, the 4th highest species total out of the 68 cities participating. Hong Kong is ranked 7th in terms of the number of observers and 8th for the number of observations.
We are delighted to welcome Smriti Safaya again to lead a field trip to the beautiful island of Tung Ping Chau, Hong Kong's remotest island, one of our most popular field trips. Tung Ping Chau is situated in the furthest north-east corner of Hong Kong waters, only 3 kilometres from Guangdong Province.