ABOUT HKLS 關於香港鱗翅目學會

Hong Kong Lepidopterists’ Society

The HKLS (Hong Kong Lepidopterists’ Society) was founded in April 1999 as a company registered in Hong Kong (Co. No. 671949) and is also (as of July 3rd 1999) registered with the Hong Kong Govt. as a Charitable Institution (under Section 88 of the Inland Revenue Ordinance).

The aims of the HKLS are, essentially, those established by the Society’s forerunner, the Hong Kong Lepidoptera Group (HKLG). These have been expanded a little and now read as follows:

To provide a forum being a non-profit educational and scientific organization for people interested in Hong Kong’s butterflies and moths;
To promote conservation of the Special Administrative Region’s lepidoptera and the science of lepidopterology in all its branches;
To further the scientifically sound and progressive study of Lepidoptera;
To co-ordinate the recording, compiling and to distribute information to other organizations and individuals for purposes of education and conservation and appreciation of Lepidoptera;
To publish periodicals and other publications on Lepidoptera and to facilitate the exchange of ideas by both the professional worker and the amateur in the field
A bi-monthly newsletter is now produced (available to subscribing members only) and an annual report is to be published, following on from the HKLG report of 1997-98 (copies still available, price to be announced)

Participation at HKLS events is encouraged and helps to build up a body of knowledge strong enough to protect Hong Kong and South China’s butterflies and moths from becoming a fading memory.

As the HKLS is a conservation organisation, it is seen fit to abide by a code for collecting of butterflies and moths. An adapted and translated version of the Joint Committee for the Conservation of British Insects’ “Code for Insect Collecting” has now been adopted and must be agreed to (by signature) when applying for membership; failure to abide by the Code will result in expulsion from the Society.

本會簡介

香港鱗翅目學會 (Hong Kong Lepidopterists’ Society) 於1999年4月在本港註冊為有限公司 (商業登記號碼:671949),並於1999年7月3日根據 香港稅務條例第 88條 註冊為一非牟利慈善機構。

本會的宗旨是根據本會前身 -香港鱗翅目小組 (Hong Kong Lepidopterists’Group) 的宗旨作出修訂而成,詳述如下:

  • 作為一非牟利教育及科學性組織,為對香港蝴蝶及飛蛾有興趣的人仕提供一個平台;
  • 促進香港特區政府對鱗翅目昆蟲的保育,以及鱗翅學 (Lepidopterology) 的推擴;
  • 推擴合乎科學的鱗翅目昆蟲研究及其意義 ;
  • 與其他組織及人士合作、協調,作出鱗翅目昆蟲資料的紀錄、收集及分享,以作為教育、保育及欣賞鱗翅目昆蟲之用;
  • 出版有關鱗翅目昆蟲的期刊和其他刊物,以及與其他專業和業餘人士作鱗翅學上的意見交流。

本會每兩月會推出一份會訊予本會會員,以及由 1997-98年度的香港鱗翅目小組起,本會將於每一年度推出一份年報 (尚餘少量年報,歡迎查詢,價格待定)

本會鼓勵各位參與本會活動,以增加對蝴蝶及飛蛾的認識,在各種蝴蝶和飛蛾未成為回憶時,為保護香港及華南蝴蝶和飛蛾作一分力。

作為一個保育組織,本會採用並遵守一份由 英國昆蟲保育聯合會 “Joint Committee for the Conservation of British Insects” 所制定的昆蟲棌集守則 “Code for Insect Collecting”。所有人士在加入本會時必須同意及遵守由此項守則修改而成、有關蝴蝶及飛蛾的採集守則 “Code for Collecting” (並以簽名作實),倘若未能遵守此項守則者,本會有權開除該會員於本會的會籍。

2 Responses to ABOUT HKLS 關於香港鱗翅目學會

  1. Edward Tsang says:

    Dear Sir / Madam,

    By way of introduction my name is Edward Tsang and I am a member of the Lai Chi Wo Village located in the Plover Cove Country Park and Yan Chau Tong Marine Park, near Sha Tau Kok. As you may know, part of Lai Chi Wo has been assigned as a special area protected by the Hong Kong Government. However, recent activity in the village by external organisations has compelled me to reach out to Greenpeace Hong Kong as I feel that the voices of concerned villagers are being ignored by the bureaucratic system.

    To get to my point, the Village chiefs along with an NGO (the Hong Kong Countryside Foundation) have secured endorsements from the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries to renovate houses under the guise of ruin restoration to build hotels. They claim to strive for cultural conservation through economic growth in the area, yet this is undeniably an attempt to industrialise the village. This commercialisation has obvious detrimental effects to the local flora and fauna yet our concerns have fallen on deaf ears. They continue to respond with cultural conservation but it is not right if nature comes as its cost. Lai Chi Wo does not have sewage systems in place and the construction of such systems will evidently disrupt the natural ecosystem. In addition, the sewage that is released into the sea will destroy marine life that is unique to the area. As an economics graduate, I have seen plenty of economic development cases to be able to identify them and the organisations involved certainly have this in mind for the village. They wish to exploit the areas that are not caught with in the protected zone. However, development in these adjacent areas have adverse effects on wildlife that I am sure you can imagine. In particular, the forests in Lai Chi Wo are home to many different species of butterflies and commercialisation of the area will destroy that.

    I have contacted you as I feel that the village needs the assistance of an esteemed organisation such as yours. Otherwise, the concerns of one environmentalist will be completely ignored. It would be greatly appreciated if your organisation could assist me in my endeavour or even give me advice in how to proceed. Please contact me as soon as possible as I wish to act before it is too late. Thank you for your time and consideration.

    Kind regards,

    Edward Tsang

  2. David Au says:

    Dear Sir/Madam,

    The Hong Kong Countryside Foundation Ltd (HKCF), established in 2011, is a not-for-profit organization to provide a vehicle to enable people keen to conserve the countryside for the long-term benefit of Hong Kong public to come together and work to turn dreams into projects which could be implemented step by step. We started the “Sustainable Lai Chi Wo” project in 2013 to conserve the natural and cultural assets of the village. The project is an agricultural-led project in partnership with Kadoorie Institute of the University of Hong Kong (HKU), Produce Green Foundation, Conservancy Association and the Lai Chi Wo village. In the past four years, our project partner, HKU, conducted regular surveys and has proved improvements in biodiversity at Lai Chi Wo, especially in respect of butterflies. We are proud to see that environmentally friendly farming has been implemented, which will be continue under HKCF supervision.

    Bearing in mind with the objectives of sustainable development and community collaboration, HKCF made another step forward in 2016 through the project “Hakka Life Experience Village@Lai Chi Wo (HLEV@LCW)” to develop the village as a base for conserving and promoting Hakka village culture, heritage through the revitalization of the village. The project aims to restore 25 village houses (out of a total of about 210 houses) to provide accommodation service for the participants of Hakka Village life experiential program. Environment protection, excessive tourism and commercialization, are concerns we shared with Mr. Tsang regarding the project. We plan and will implement house restoration sensitively and only carry out rebuilding in the existing footprints where necessary. We aim to avoid impacts on biodiversity and the natural environment of the village. We advocate sustainable development of Lai Chi Wo, and oppose to any major commercialization project at the village.

    Seeing is believing, we welcome and would like to invite anyone who has passion and concern about the village project to come to talk to us and visit Lai Chi Wo to find out more about what is happening.

    The Hong Kong Countryside Foundation Ltd

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