Hong Kong Dolphin Conservation Society

HKDCS

Hong Kong

Region Active

Asia

NGO

2003

Activity

Cetaceans, Marine conservation awareness and education

Description

HKDCS is the only conservation society dedicated to whales, dolphins and porpoises (cetaceans) of Hong Kong. Their work focuses around the Indo-Pacific humpback dolphin (known as Chinese white dolphin and pink dolphin) and Indo-Pacific finless porpoise. The numbers of these species are dropping rapidly, especially the humpback dolphins, from 250 in the 1990's, to 100 in 2009 to 32 in 2018. HKDCS promotes public awareness, preservation of habitats, raising standards of Hong Kong's whale watching activities and conducts research. They are involved in opposing reclamation projects such as for the airport third runway, bridges and large-scale artificial islands which destroy the habitat of dolphins and porpoises.