WWF is a leading global conservation organization, with a network active in more than 100 countries. WWF’s mission is to build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature. WWF-Hong Kong has been working since 1981 to deliver solutions for a living planet through conservation, footprint and education programmes, with the aim of transforming Hong Kong into Asia’s most sustainable city.
For over 80 years, most remote wetlands in the Inner Deep Bay area have been managed using conventional and traditional manners. However, due to minimal infrastructure support, the development of effective wetland management has been slow. Today, we face numerous challenges to our wetland stewardship, including extreme weather and labour shortages. To address these challenges, WWF-Hong Kong has started exploring and demonstrating how innovation and technology (I&T) can be effective tools for wetland managers. In the Mai Po Nature Reserve, a range of Internet of Things (IoT) sensors will be deployed to collect real-time data, enabling simultaneous management responses. Our goal is to combine traditional wisdom with cutting-edge technologies to support wetland stewardship and conservation decisions.