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Only 16 per cent of HK’s marine ecological hotspots are protected and managed

Photo credit: WWF

A new WWF Marine Ecological Hotspot Map published today reveals that only five of the 31 (16 per cent) identified ecological hotspots in Hong Kong are protected and actively managed, with their area covering less than two per cent of our marine and coastal areas. WWF urges the government to lay out a roadmap for meeting one of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity’s Aichi Targets of conserving at least 10 per cent of our marine and coastal areas of high conservation importance.

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