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Po Toi Island & Cheung Chau Ecotour

October 5, 2013

40 staffs of Canon Electronic Business Machines (H.K.) Co., Ltd. participated in joining Po Toi Island & Cheung Chau Ecotour activity on 5th October 2013.

Po Toi Island is the southern-most outlying island in Hong Kong. Owing to its special geographical location, the lack of disturbance and quality of habitats on the island, Po Toi is a crucial refueling stop for migratory birds that is of international importance and of special scientific value for the study of bird migration in Hong Kong and the East Asian Flyway.

Over 310 species of birds have been recorded on Po Toi Island and its nearby waters, which is about 60% of the total number of Hong Kong. This includes many rare and globally threatened species. Research data shows that Tai Wan, Wan Tsai (near the pier) and Ngong Chong of Po Toi are of high ecological value as they provide essential habitats for migratory birds and many of them are of conservation importance. Special attention should be paid to these areas as they are in proximity to the existing inhabited areas. This area also supports a natural population of the endemic and endangered Romer’s Tree Frog (Liuixalus romeri), Burmese Python (Python molurus bivittatus) and butterfly species. The waters around Po Toi are of conservation importance, more notably are the various kind of precious rock scenery and granite sculpture.

Through this activity, it definitely shows that Hong Kong is not just a cramped city of skyscrapers, but lots of beautiful countryside lies beside us.  There were also some colleagues with their family and friends to act as volunteer for picking up the garbage in the nature. It was a great time for all of us to learn how to cherish all natural resources and get familiar with the diversity of wildlife.

Let's join together to play a part in protecting its scientific and conservation value and looking forward that you could take an opportunity to experience the green life.