Ocean Park Hong Kong

Ocean Park Conservation Alliance - Green Turtle Rehabilitation

Green turtle is one of the seven species of sea turtles in the world and it is the only species that has recorded breeding in Hong Kong. However, it is not easy for green turtles to survive in Hong Kong waters. From time to time, green turtles are found entangled in fishing nets, having ingested marine debris by mistake or struck in propellers. Ocean Park has been collaborating closely with the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department (AFCD) to rescue injured green turtles. After being treated and cared for by the professional veterinary team at Ocean Park, the green turtles are released back to the ocean upon recovery.

Visit Green Turtle webpage to learn more

This activity allows students to participate in the care of green turtles, learn about endangered green turtles and conservation work in Hong Kong through expert seminars. Students will grow vegetables that green turtles eat in the park. They also have the opportunity to visit the back-of-house area of Ocean Park to feed them in the recovery centre and gain a deeper understanding of their health conditions and the reasons for their injuries.

  • Visit green turtle recovery centre
  • Join expert talk on ecological knowledge about green turtles
  • Grow vegetables and feed green turtle recovering in Ocean Park
  • Observe and report online the growth of vegetables

Timeline:

Date Activity
8 November 2020 Green Turtle Conservation Seminar
19 December 2020 Vegetable Planting Workshop
December 2020 – March 2021 On-campus Planting, Regular Report of Vegetable Growth & Observation Record
April 2021 Providing vegetables to Ocean Park for feeding and visiting Ocean Park green turtle husbandry area