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HKU Eco-Leaders Training Programme

The HKU Eco-Leaders Training Programme was found in 2009 in the School of Biological Sciences by Dr. Billy Hau. Students joining the programme would receive training on ecological surveys and biodiversity conservation in Hong Kong prior to an overseas field trip to a biodiversity hotspot in the world. Students would practice their biodiversity survey skills on the trips and collect biodiversity conservation information of the destinations.  After each trip, a public education programme would be organised in Hong Kong to promote biodiversity conservation.  The programme has so far covered North Sulawesi, India, Sri Lanka, Kenya, Tanzania, Madagascar, Ecuadorian Andes and the Galapagos islands, The programme aims to:

• raise public awareness on biodiversity and nature conservation;

• provide a deep, experiential learning experience for HKU ecology students;

• generate among the participants a sense of professionalism, pragmatism and dedication to conservation.

The programme has benefited over 100 undergraduate and postgraduate students (and several secondary school students).  The majority of the Eco-leaders are either pursuing postgraduate research degrees in Hong Kong or overseas on ecology and biodiversity, or developing their careers in nature conservation in the Government, non-government organisations as well as environmental consultancy companies.  For those Eco-Leaders who are working in the government and NGOs, many of them are engaged in ecological surveys and environmental education and applying the knowledge and skills gained in this training progarmme in their daily work.

For more information about previous programmes, please visit:

The HKU Foundation

​"The University of Hong Kong (HKU) Foundation" was established in 1995 as a charitable organisation to support the University's dream and advancement as it contributes to the local and global communities. Through various schemes such as scholarships and funding, donations can be earmarked for general purpose or specific projects in academic research, scholarships, projects or campus development. 

For more Information on HKU foundation, please visit


​Faculty of Science

2019 marks the 80th Anniversary of HKU Faculty of Science. Such an auspicious occasion allows the Faculty to highlight its notable contributions on pursuing academic excellence and pioneering research in decades, and most importantly, to reconnect with our generations of alumni and feature their achievements. This East African Wildlife Eco-tour is a knowledge exchange programme of the HKU Science’s 80th Anniversary which aimed to bring science students and alumni to have a memorable wildlife study trip.

For more information about the 80th Anniversary of the Faculty of Science,please visit

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