“Sharks in Crisis” Talk & Photo Presentation by Hong Kong Shark Foundation @RHKYC 「危機中的鯊魚」 – 香港護鯊會的鯊魚保育講座@RHKYC
Every year over 100 million sharks are caught worldwide for shark fins and other shark products with over 50% of the world’s shark fins being traded right here through Hong Kong. As apex predators, sharks are a crucial part of the marine food chain maintaining biodiversity and a balanced marine ecosystem. However, with 1/3 of sharks species now endangered or near extinction, sharks are now in a very serious crisis.
Speakers Simon Lorenz, professional underwater shark photographer and Andrea Richey, HKSF’s Education Director, will provide underwater diving photos and shark conservation education insights into the reality of the global shark crisis now facing us.
Hong Kong Shark Foundation 香港護鯊會 (HKSF) believes that it is Hong Kong’s youth who are in a rare position to make a significant impact to promote a much needed shark conservation on a global scale and HKSF’s Shark Ambassador Education Programme is the student lead education program that enables motivated students to become a vital part of that important shark conservation movement.
Hong Kong Shark Foundation (HKSF) is a local, grassroots charity started in 2008 whose aim is to raise awareness about shark conservation, particularly the unsustainable practice of shark finning, and to reduce consumption of shark products in Hong Kong.
Andrea Richey – Passionate about saving sharks, Andrea has been with HKSF since 2015 raising awareness about shark conservation and promoting the Shark Ambassador education program. In 2018, she spoke to over 6000 students at 30 schools about saving sharks and looks to continue educating Hong Kong students further in 2019.
Simon Lorenz – Underwater photographer Simon Lorenz will share a photographic tale of worldwide shark interactions – from the smallest to the largest, from the most docile to the most dangerous ones. He will show that anyone can snorkel and dive with sharks and give insight on how to behave around sharks. Simon Lorenz https://www.simonlorenz.de is a regular author for dive magazines around the world. With his travel company Insider Divers, he runs guided group trips, combining unusual dive experiences with photo training. As a PADI instructor, his aim is to further the diving and photography skills of his guests. At his home in Hong Kong, he operates Pool Portrait, the first underwater photo studio in the city. As a member of the Advisory Board of the Hong Kong Shark Foundation, Simon supports efforts to reduce shark fin consumption in China.
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Hong Kong Shark Foundation
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Office: +852 2810-6765
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