Revealed: Tasikoki Wildlife Rescue Centre

Masarang HK is currently sending Hong Kong students to Tasikoki to understand wildlife rescue in Indonesia. Here’s my review after staying there for a week. Some weeks ago, I visited the Tasikoki Wildlife Rescue Centre (Tasikoki) in Sulawesi, Indonesia to understand their operations over there. Masarang HK is currently sending Hong Kong students to stay up to a week in Tasikoki to …

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8th ESF Environmental Conference

Themed as Green Voices for this year’s conference, the one-day sfvent at Discovery College, Discovery Bay, was to have students from 12 ESF member schools to brainstorm potential campaigns in raising environmental awareness in Hong Kong. Guest of honour, Ms. Christine Loh, Under Secretary for the Environment HKSAR, took the stage as the Chief Judge for students’ work on various campaigns ideas …

Reversing the Devastations of Tombulu Traditions helps Macaques

Dr. Willie Smits explains how the once threatened Tombulu traditions in Northern Sulawesi, Indonesia were saved with efforts by the Masarang Foundation – along that, forest, water and wildlife were saved from devastations as well. In the picture below you can see how Masarang is being received in a traditional way by the Tombulu warriors from the village of Rurukan that …

Dr. Willie Smits visited the SCAU

Speaking to 70 students and faculty members from the College of Forestry, South China Agricultural University (SCAU), Dr. Smits presented first-hand information on how the emerging economy of China also linked to the devastation of Indonesia’s natural beauty and the livelihood of the Dayak, aborigines from the country. China’s developing economy and need for lots of resources from abroad have great …

Visiting the Victoria Shanghai Academy, Hong Kong

Dr. Willie Smits, Adrienne Watson and Royce To visited the Victoria Shanghai Academy (VSA) today. Dr Smits was able to share his decades of efforts in forest conservations and community empowerments. He talked to a groups of 120 high school students, and shared the stage with six VSA students, who talked about their recent visit to the Tasikoki Wildlife Education and Rescue Centre in Sulawesi. During their 8-day visit to the Cico Centre and …

Dr. Hanna Wirman @TEDxHK2012

Dr. Hanna Wirman, researcher in touch screen technology for Orangutan enclosure enrichments, was invited to speak to the annual TEDxHong Kong 2012, themed “The Future of Fun” for this year with more than 800 attendees. Hanna is generally interested in non-human animals as users of latest computer technologies and is currently researching and designing games for orangutans. She suggests that …

Our Hong Kong Forests: Healthy?

A Saturday morning in August: hot, humid and rainy and there are some 20 HSBC staff heading to a forest in Shek Kong. They are there for a full day’s volunteer work in surveying the trees in Hong Kong. How? They walk into a dense forest, work as a team to identify the species present (including Long-leaved Litsea (豺皮樟), Common Aporusa …