Hong Kong Shark Foundation

Hong Kong Shark Foundation
Hong Kong Shark Foundation
Hong Kong
CROWDRISING SINCE: Mar 08, 2013
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About Hong Konh Shark Foundation
Hong Kong Shark Foundation (HKSF) is a registered charity dedicated exclusively to shark conservation. We aim to raise awareness about shark conservation, particularly the unsustainable practice of shark finning, and to enlist support in consumption of shark products in Hong Kong. We work strategically with other groups in Hong Kong to: i) reduce significantly the consumption of shark fin in Hong Kong; and ii) improve regulation of the trade.
HKSF’s overall strategy is to influence behaviour reducing the demand for shark fin soup and to create a policy environment to enable regulatory change. It focuses on four pillars of activity:
• Political advocacy;
• Corporate advocacy – both to the providers of banquets and their customers;
• Raising Consumer Awareness, and
• Community Education
To this end, HKSF has engaged the local community, working with a large number of schools and holding a series of high profile events ranging from plankmobs and freezemobs to shark free wedding competitions as well as Ocean Art Walk 2013. Working with Pew Charitable Trusts in 2012, HKSF galvanised 41 leading marine scientists from around the world to collectively write to the Hong Kong government to inform policy makers of their scientific concerns. HKSF has also engaged with key legislative council members, as part of their strategy of political advocacy in HK. In doing so HKSF has successfully educated and brought attention to the issue via a variety of media.
HKSF has, with WWF Hong Kong, ADM Capital Foundation and BLOOM Association, also successfully pulled together a coalition of NGOs primarily based in Hong Kong with similar shark conservation interests; the aim of which is to ensure that each individual organisation’s efforts are leveraged as much as possible and opportunities for collaboration are realised.


香港護鯊會是香港註冊慈善團體,致力於保育鯊魚。我們旨在提高香港市民對鯊魚保育的意識,針對不可持續發展的捕鯊方法,並支持減少使用鯊魚製品。本會也策略地與其他團體合作,以達致以下目的︰一、香港市民大幅減少使用鯊魚製品﹔二、改善現時魚翅貿易的監管。
香港護鯊會整體策略是要影響個人,減少對魚翅需求,及制定相應政策,以加強政府監管。本會針對以下四方面主要工作︰
• 遊說香港政府
• 遊說企業機構 — 包括宴會承辦商及消費者
• 提高消費者意識
• 教育香港市民
直至目前為止,香港護鯊會已在社區進行教育工作,及舉辦一連串曯目的活動,包括plankmob、「定格黨」、無翅婚宴比賽及2013海洋藝術展。2012年,香港護鯊會與Pew Charitable Trusts合作,得到41位頂尖海洋科學家支持,聯署發聲明,呼籲香港政府立法管制捕鯊。本會也與立法會骨幹成員一同遊說政府。由此可見,香港護鯊會透過傳媒教育大眾,使更多人關注捕鯊割鰭的議題。
香港護鯊會與其他本地非政府組織組成護鯊聯盟,包括世界自然基金會香港分會、ADM Capital Foundation 及Bloom Association,目的旨在尋求合作機會,並使各團體的影響力發揮到最大。

http://hksharkfoundation.org/
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