5C Samantha Kwok

By | October 17, 2017

Good morning Principal, teachers and fellow schoolmates, I’m Samantha Kwok from class 5C.  This year marks the 20th anniversary of Hong Kong’s return to our Motherland.  In the pass 20 years, Hong Kong has adopted various measures to help to protect our environment.  I am glad to share with you some of the significant ones.

 

The Environmental Protection Department (EPD) was first established in 1986.  The EPD is responsible for developing policies covering environmental protection and nature conservation, enforcing environmental legislation, monitoring environmental quality, handling pollution complaints and incidents and etc.  These responsibilities spread across 6 programme areas, the major and the most important one that EPD did is conservation which aims to give an overview on the Nature Conservation Policy in Hong Kong.  Their nature conservation policy is to regulate, protect and manage natural resources that are important for the conservation of biological diversity of Hong Kong in a suitable manner, taking into account social and economic considerations, for the benefit and enjoyment of the present and future generations of the community.

 

There are so far designated 24 Country Parks, 22 Special Areas with a total area of about forty four thousand and three hundreds (44,300) hectares, and 5 Marine Parks and 1 Reserve in HK.  About another seven thousand and seven hundreds (7,700) hectares of Hong Kong’s land is subjected to stringent planning and development controls under conservation zoning on statutory town plans.  In total, about 43% of Hong Kong’s land area is under statutory protection.  The establishment of these protected areas and other conservation efforts have contributed to the maintenance of a rich biodiversity in Hong Kong.  Hong Kong compares favourably with many other places with similar economic development in terms of both the share of protected area and biodiversity.

 

Apart from it, the government conducted a review and a public consultation exercise on the nature conservation policy in 2003.  Taking into account the comments received during the public consultation, the government announced a new policy and implementation plan which is called New Nature Conservation Policy on 11 November 2004.  The policy objectives are to identify and monitor the important components of biological diversity, to promote public awareness of nature conservation, to cooperate with and participate in regional and international efforts in nature conservation and etc.

 

In short, Hong Kong government and The Environmental Protection Department are doing lots of work in order to maintain a healthy and pleasant environment.  In order to ensure what they have done is paid off, as citizens we should also be kind to our environment.  Every little step that you do is the key to success.  This is the end of my sharing,  Thank you.

Good morning Principal, teachers and fellow schoolmates, I’m Samantha Kwok from class 5C.  This year marks the 20th anniversary of Hong Kong’s return to our Motherland.  In the pass 20 years, Hong Kong has adopted various measures to help to protect our environment.  I am glad to share with you some of the significant ones.

 

The Environmental Protection Department (EPD) was first established in 1986.  The EPD is responsible for developing policies covering environmental protection and nature conservation, enforcing environmental legislation, monitoring environmental quality, handling pollution complaints and incidents and etc.  These responsibilities spread across 6 programme areas, the major and the most important one that EPD did is conservation which aims to give an overview on the Nature Conservation Policy in Hong Kong.  Their nature conservation policy is to regulate, protect and manage natural resources that are important for the conservation of biological diversity of Hong Kong in a suitable manner, taking into account social and economic considerations, for the benefit and enjoyment of the present and future generations of the community.

 

There are so far designated 24 Country Parks, 22 Special Areas with a total area of about forty four thousand and three hundreds (44,300) hectares, and 5 Marine Parks and 1 Reserve in HK.  About another seven thousand and seven hundreds (7,700) hectares of Hong Kong’s land is subjected to stringent planning and development controls under conservation zoning on statutory town plans.  In total, about 43% of Hong Kong’s land area is under statutory protection.  The establishment of these protected areas and other conservation efforts have contributed to the maintenance of a rich biodiversity in Hong Kong.  Hong Kong compares favourably with many other places with similar economic development in terms of both the share of protected area and biodiversity.

 

Apart from it, the government conducted a review and a public consultation exercise on the nature conservation policy in 2003.  Taking into account the comments received during the public consultation, the government announced a new policy and implementation plan which is called New Nature Conservation Policy on 11 November 2004.  The policy objectives are to identify and monitor the important components of biological diversity, to promote public awareness of nature conservation, to cooperate with and participate in regional and international efforts in nature conservation and etc.

 

In short, Hong Kong government and The Environmental Protection Department are doing lots of work in order to maintain a healthy and pleasant environment.  In order to ensure what they have done is paid off, as citizens we should also be kind to our environment.  Every little step that you do is the key to success.  This is the end of my sharing,  Thank you.

.  This year marks the 20th anniversary of Hong Kong’s return to our Motherland.  In the pass 20 years, Hong Kong has adopted various measures to help to protect our environment.  I am glad to share with you some of the significant ones.

 

The Environmental Protection Department (EPD) was first established in 1986.  The EPD is responsible for developing policies covering environmental protection and nature conservation, enforcing environmental legislation, monitoring environmental quality, handling pollution complaints and incidents and etc.  These responsibilities spread across 6 programme areas, the major and the most important one that EPD did is conservation which aims to give an overview on the Nature Conservation Policy in Hong Kong.  Their nature conservation policy is to regulate, protect and manage natural resources that are important for the conservation of biological diversity of Hong Kong in a suitable manner, taking into account social and economic considerations, for the benefit and enjoyment of the present and future generations of the community.

 

There are so far designated 24 Country Parks, 22 Special Areas with a total area of about forty four thousand and three hundreds (44,300) hectares, and 5 Marine Parks and 1 Reserve in HK.  About another seven thousand and seven hundreds (7,700) hectares of Hong Kong’s land is subjected to stringent planning and development controls under conservation zoning on statutory town plans.  In total, about 43% of Hong Kong’s land area is under statutory protection.  The establishment of these protected areas and other conservation efforts have contributed to the maintenance of a rich biodiversity in Hong Kong.  Hong Kong compares favourably with many other places with similar economic development in terms of both the share of protected area and biodiversity.

 

Apart from it, the government conducted a review and a public consultation exercise on the nature conservation policy in 2003.  Taking into account the comments received during the public consultation, the government announced a new policy and implementation plan which is called New Nature Conservation Policy on 11 November 2004.  The policy objectives are to identify and monitor the important components of biological diversity, to promote public awareness of nature conservation, to cooperate with and participate in regional and international efforts in nature conservation and etc.

 

In short, Hong Kong government and The Environmental Protection Department are doing lots of work in order to maintain a healthy and pleasant environment.  In order to ensure what they have done is paid off, as citizens we should also be kind to our environment.  Every little step that you do is the key to success.  This is the end of my sharing,  Thank you.