David Olson

David Olson

David Olson, PhD, is director of conservation at WWF-Hong Kong.

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Opinion | Why Hong Kong should preserve Lantau today for a better tomorrow

The true wealth of Lantau Island to Hongkongers comes in the form of green peaks, clean beaches, rural settings, sandflats filled with clams, and thriving coastal waters. Tapping brownfield sites would offer similar economic development benefits but at much lower cost than reclamation.

18 Nov 2020 - 8:39AM

The true wealth of Lantau Island to Hongkongers comes in the form of green peaks, clean beaches, rural settings, sandflats filled with clams, and thriving coastal waters. Tapping brownfield sites would offer similar economic development benefits but at much lower cost than reclamation.

Why Hong Kong should preserve Lantau today for a better tomorrow
Opinion | How Hong Kong can heed the urgent call of the UN extinction report

Hong Kong consumes more than the rest of the world put together on average, yet it has the capacity and resources to be a global leader of change. The city must recognise that the degradation of the Earth will affect businesses, citizens and everyone’s quality of life.

12 May 2019 - 10:15AM

Hong Kong consumes more than the rest of the world put together on average, yet it has the capacity and resources to be a global leader of change. The city must recognise that the degradation of the Earth will affect businesses, citizens and everyone’s quality of life.

How Hong Kong can heed the urgent call of the UN extinction report