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Turtles Rescued from Metro City Plaza

The Hong Kong Society of Herpetology (HKHERP) had been notified by the Management Office of Metro City Plaza that the pond was about to be dismantled by the end of November, and more than 30 turtles would have no place to live. What could we do with insufficient resources? Turn a deaf ear and leave

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One of our turtles adopted by a school for education purposes

On 28 Oct 2013, one of the well-known primary schools in HK, Heep Woh Primary School(Cheung Sha Wan), adopted our Hilaire’s Side-necked Turtle (Phrynops hilarii) for education purposes.  The turtle came from Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department (AFCD).  We were able to achieve this because of the school principal, AFCD and HKHerp’s volunteers whom we specially

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Save Lung Mei Alliance appeals for cash

The Standard -  August 09, 2013 Hilary Wong The group opposing the development of an artificial beach at Lung Mei in Tai Po is appealing for public donations to help fund its application for a judicial review to challenge the project. The High Court will hear the application on Monday at 10am, and the Save Lung

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Course in Chelonian Husbandry – Hong Kong Federation of Trade Union Spare Time Study Centre

This course focuses on all about basic husbandry knowledge and the conservation of chelonian. The contents of course will be conducted by HKHerp and include: – different kinds of chelonian and the ecology understanding; – basic anatomy and properties of chelonian; – how to choose healthy chelonian as pet; – nutrition and diet; – daily care

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Captive Breeding of Sacalia bealei ( Beal’s-eyed Turtle ) for Assurance Colonies – ex-situ conservation

Captive Breeding of Sacalia bealei ( Beal’s-eyed Turtle ) for Assurance Colonies – ex-situ conservation The scheme of Hong Kong Society of Herpetology Foundation (HKHerp) for the next 10 years – The conservation of Beal’s-eyed Turtle (Sacalia bealei) Due to the possibilities of human activities such as turtle hunting, habitat destruction, alteration, fragmentation, contamination and

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The cruel truth of releasing terrapins in religious belief and pet abandonment

On 23 July 2013, HKHERP received a report about the poor conditions of the terrapins found inside a Taoism temple in New Territories – Wun Chuen Sin Kwoon, the case involved confining ferocious snapping turtle with other species in a small area.  We tried to reach the temple but unfortunately could not get the reply.

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Educational Talk about Snake for The Church of Christ In China Kei Wa Primary School

HKHerp presented an educational talk about the ancient history, ecology and conservation of Snake to The Church of Christ In China Kei Wa Primary School on 2 July 2013.  After the talk has been conducted, kids can undoubtedly know more about Snake.

Educational Talk about Snake for Ching Chung Hau Po Woon Primary School

Dr. Baba Dioum has said in the end we will conserve only what we love; we will love only what we understand; we will understand only what we are taught.  So as to make kids respect and love snakes, we presented a educational talk about snakes for Ching Chung Hau Po Woon Primary School on

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Rabbit-Turtle Adoption Day – Pet Adoptathon 2013

 Rabbit-Turtle Adoption Day – Pet Adoptathon 2013 HKRS and HKHERP jointly organize a Rabbit-Turtle Adoption Day. Here are details: Date:1st June 2013 (Saturday) & 2nd June 2013(Sunday) Time:12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Address:Room 502, 5/F, Fuk Hong Industrial Building, 60-62 Tong Mei Road, Mongkok (HKRS Welfare and Resource Centre) Homing Animals: Rabbits and Turtles It

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Amphibian and Reptile Adoption Day – March 15, 2013

 Amphibian and Reptile Adoption Day to be held in Ma On Shan this weekend – Friday,March 15, 2013 The Amphibian and Reptile Adoption Day will be held tomorrow and Sunday (March 16 and 17) from 11am to 8pm at the Atrium, Level 2, Sunshine City Plaza, Ma On Shan. The adoption day is jointly organised

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