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 …

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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 …