Hong Kong Green Scheme Approves Five Projects

Five projects have been approved in the new application round of the Countryside Conservation Funding Scheme (CCFS), involving a total grant of around HK$39 million, the Government announced today.

The newly approved projects include enhancing conservation of biodiversity in Fung Yuen, Tai Po, and nature conservation in Mui Tsz Lam, Sha Tau Kok; research on conservation of the ecology and wetland system in Sha Lo Tung (SLT).

Other projects comprise the establishment of a smart ecological monitoring network in Mai Po and the application of data analysis in Yim Tin Tsai to promote the conservation of ecological and cultural resources.

In addition, the Proactive Conservation Project in SLT approved in the last round of applications commenced on May 1.

So far, a total of 50 projects involving a total amount of around HK$274 million have been approved under the nine rounds of applications.

To protect the natural ecology of the countryside, revitalise the architectural environment of villages and conserve cultural as well as heritage resources, the Countryside Conservation Office (CCO) was established in Hong Kong in July 2018,

The Government has earmarked HK$1 billion to support countryside conservation initiatives implemented under the CCO, of which HK$500 million will be deployed to provide financial support to local non-profit-making organisations (NPOs) and villagers through the CCFS for organising diverse and innovative conservation activities or projects in the countryside (except Lantau Island) based on an interactive and co-operative approach.