Hikers at Lung Fu Shan country park, Hong Kong’s smallest, in November 2020. The city’s Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department has launched a programme to replace ageing exotic trees in country parks with native tree species to improve the health and biodiversity of forests. Photo: James Wendlinger
Hikers at Lung Fu Shan country park, Hong Kong’s smallest, in November 2020. The city’s Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department has launched a programme to replace ageing exotic trees in country parks with native tree species to improve the health and biodiversity of forests. Photo: James Wendlinger
Environment

Letters | Let’s renew promise to heal the planet this World Environment Day

  • Up to 10 million hectares of forest are lost every year and a million species are under threat of extinction
  • The European Commission has a 20 billion euro biodiversity strategy and China is aiming for 26 per cent forest cover in 2030. We must build on this momentum

Hikers at Lung Fu Shan country park, Hong Kong’s smallest, in November 2020. The city’s Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department has launched a programme to replace ageing exotic trees in country parks with native tree species to improve the health and biodiversity of forests. Photo: James Wendlinger
Hikers at Lung Fu Shan country park, Hong Kong’s smallest, in November 2020. The city’s Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department has launched a programme to replace ageing exotic trees in country parks with native tree species to improve the health and biodiversity of forests. Photo: James Wendlinger
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