Hong Kong: STOP WILDLIFE TRAFFICKERS USING OUR CITY

City-wide street art coupled with Augmented Reality brings 

trafficked animals to life – in a campaign to stop wildlife traffickers using our city 

street art locations

Visit and scan our walls to see them come to life.

INTERACTIVE MAP

Central

Shing Wong Street

Lan Kwai Fong

Elgin Street

Western

Fuk Sau Lane

South Side

4 Heung Yip Road

Stanley Market

Tuen Mun

H.A.N.D.S

Shan King Market

wildlife crimes

It is vital that decisive action is taken to change our city from being a hub for the illegal wildlife trade to become a global leader in the fight against it

In the midst of a global biodiversity crisis, Hong Kong authorities seized a record breaking 649 metric tonnes (MT) of rare and endangered wildlife across 1,404 seizures in 2018 and 2019

Our small city continues to hold a disproportionate  role in the global illicit wildlife trade. 

Wildlife seized in 2018 and 2019 surpassed all annual totals for the preceding decade (excluding 2015). Figures indicate a shift in trade dynamics with ivory in decline, pangolins remaining at devastatingly high levels and a worrying diversification of other endangered species. 

Policy reform to amend the Organised and Serious Crimes Ordinance (OSCO) to include wildlife offences in its schedules, could demonstrate Hong Kong’s global leadership in combating wildlife trafficking and deter wildlife criminals once and for all.

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Fusing street art with Augmented Reality to bring trafficked species to the streets of Hong Kong

trafficking hub to global leader

We face a biodiversity crisis with an estimated 1 million species at risk of extinction.

In March 2021, lawmaker Elizabeth Quat submitted a Members Bill to add wildlife crime offences to Schedule 1 of the Organized and Serious Crimes Ordinance. The bill has since been approved by the President of Legco, and given consent to proceed by the Chief Executive.

It must now be read in the Legislative Council. At this crucial time, your support for the bill is needed more than ever, to break the chain and stop wildlife traffickers using our city.

In March 2021, lawmaker Elizabeth Quat submitted a Members Bill to add wildlife crime offences to Schedule 1 of the Organized and Serious Crimes Ordinance. The bill has since been approved by the President of Legco, and given consent to proceed by the Chief Executive.

It must now be read in the Legislative Council. At this crucial time, your support for the bill is needed more than ever, to break the chain and stop wildlife traffickers using our city.

MEDIA COVERAGE

For an overview of the campaign, watch this video, courtesy of SCMP

who are we?

“Break the Chain” is an initiative of the HK Wildlife Trade Working Group, ADMCF and A.L.A.N.

ADM Capital Foundation

ADM Capital Foundation contributes to climate action and biodiversity protection through programmes tackling clean air, water, living oceans, protecting landscapes and wildlife trade. To maximise the effectiveness and impact of partner collaborations, effective communication across all media is critical to changing attitudes and enhancing understanding.

A.L.A.N

ARTISTS who LOVE ANIMALS & NATURE (ALAN) is a non-profit platform created to bring together artists who want to help raise awareness of animal conservation and environmental issues. Aiming to create talking points and drive social change, ALAN unites like-minded talent for artistic collaboration in pursuit of a common goal.

MEDIA COVERAGE

For an overview of the campaign, watch this video, courtesy of SCMP

Supporting Organisations

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