The “Ecology in the Making (1816-present)” exhibition at the Hong Kong Science Museum. Photo: SCMP/ Xiaomei Chen The “Ecology in the Making (1816-present)” exhibition at the Hong Kong Science Museum. Photo: SCMP/ Xiaomei Chen
The “Ecology in the Making (1816-present)” exhibition at the Hong Kong Science Museum. Photo: SCMP/ Xiaomei Chen
Hong Kong

Hong Kong owes much of its understanding of its flora and fauna to amateur naturalists

  • The contributions and stories of the city’s amateur naturalists are the theme of a new exhibition at the Hong Kong Science Museum, ‘Ecology in the Making (1816-present)’
  • British surgeon Clarke Abel was the first Westerner to publish a book depicting some of the organisms, scenery and terrain he came across on this ‘remarkably barren’ island

Topic |   Hong Kong
The “Ecology in the Making (1816-present)” exhibition at the Hong Kong Science Museum. Photo: SCMP/ Xiaomei Chen The “Ecology in the Making (1816-present)” exhibition at the Hong Kong Science Museum. Photo: SCMP/ Xiaomei Chen
The “Ecology in the Making (1816-present)” exhibition at the Hong Kong Science Museum. Photo: SCMP/ Xiaomei Chen
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