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Critically Endangered Asian Turtles- Arakan Forest Turtle

With the approval given by the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department, the Hong Kong Society of Herpetology Foundation has recently transferred 3 Arakan Forest Turtles abandoned by the public to the Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden for conservation projects. This means these turtles may have a chance to join foreign conversation organizations or zoos for

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More than 700 heads of Indian Star Tortoises (Geochelone elegans) were confiscated

More than 700 heads of Indian Star Tortoises (Geochelone elegans) were confiscated. Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department (AFCD) donated 50 heads of the abovesaid tortoises to the Hong Kong Society of Herpetology Foundation (HKHERP) for adoption, and the tortoises shown on the photos were delivered to the HKHERP from Kadoorie Farm & Botanic Garden (KFBG) on 17

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Educational Talk about Chelonian – E.F.C.C. Po Nga Nursery School

On 17 Dec 2014, we held a talk about understanding Chelonian for the kids of E.F.C.C. Po Nga Nursery School.  We believe education is the most vital part for the love of animals and the conservation and the sustainability of chelonian fauna ultimately.  By this talk, many kids can learn the characteristics of some species of chelonian

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Educational Talk about Frog – Hong Kong Christian Service (HKCS) Tai Hang Tung Nursery School

On 4 Dec 2014, we held a talk about understanding Frog for the kids of Hong Kong Christian Service (HKCS) Tai Hang Tung Nursery School.  We believe education is the most vital part for the love of animals and the conservation and the sustainability of the animals ultimately.  By this talk, many kids can rely on

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Educational Talk about Chelonian – Hong Kong Christian Service (HKCS) Tin Heng Nursery School

On 17 Nov 2014, we held a talk about understanding Chelonian for the kids of Hong Kong Christian Service (HKCS) Tin Heng Nursery School.  We believe education is the most vital part for the love of animals and the conservation and the sustainability of chelonian fauna ultimately.

Educational Talk for Hong Chi Fanling Integrative Rehabilitation Complex

On 20 Sep 2014, HKHERP held an educational talk with the students and staffs in Hong Chi Fanling Integrative Rehabilitation Complex.  The audiences met with live turtles and learn the skills in taking care with them, so that students can live with turtles to enhance self-worth and sense of responsibility, relieve stress and improve mood.  Meanwhile,

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Adoption Day (Round 2) for HKTA Tang Hin Memorial Secondary School

HKTA Tang Hin Memorial Secondary School adopted for the second time of 4 Chinese stripe-necked turtles and 1 Florida red-bellied Cooter turtle on 20 Sep 2014.  The adopted turtles are living in a pond with clean water and sun bath from now.  Adoption instead of buying to give the animal a 2nd chance at a

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AFCD “Pets With Love – Pet Adoption Day Round 2″

Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department held a two-day event, Pets With Love – Pet Adoption Day Round 2, at Tsuen Wan Discovery Park Shopping Centre on September 6 and 7, 2014, and HKHERP was so glad to be one of the co-organizers. The event encouraged people to adopt abandoned animals and promote responsible pet ownership.  The programs included

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Turtles Rescued in Food Market

Red-eared Sliders & Chinese Softshell Turtles are the most common edible turtles seen in Hong Kong Markets.  We don’t want to discuss whether we should be eating turtles.  Being a society about reptiles, we often take care of them, and when you see them sick, loaded with parasites, the dirty water they’re in and their smell, you

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Rescued Smuggled Animals

The number of reptiles found in caught illegal smuggling is increasing significantly as the demand for such pets rises in the trading market.  The Hong Kong Society of Herpetology(HKHerp) has received close to 100 turtles from The Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department (AFCD) recently, which included tortoises of endangered species.  While there is a wide

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