Funding applications approved for nine projects on nature conservation in South Lantau

     The Secretariat of the Environment and Conservation Fund (ECF) today (April 19) said that a total of nine projects on nature conservation in South Lantau have been approved under the Environmental Education and Community Action (EE&CA) Projects funding scheme with a total grant of around $9 million.

     To help realise the vision of balancing development and conservation embraced under the Sustainable Lantau Blueprint, in 2017/18 the ECF set up a special theme of Nature Conservation in South Lantau for EE&CA projects to support non-profit-making organisations in taking forward community engagement and education activities on nature conservation in South Lantau.

     Through the approved projects, the ECF Committee aims to promote nature conservation to the general public, enhance their environmental awareness and knowledge, and facilitate the sustainable development of South Lantau, thereby achieving the objective of conserving South Lantau through community involvement. Details of the nine approved projects are available on the ECF's website

     In 2018/19, the ECF has also earmarked $10 million to support EE&CA Projects on Conservation in South Lantau. The invitation of applications is tentatively scheduled for the third quarter of this year. Interested local non-profit-making organisations may refer to the EE&CA Projects Website ( for details nearer the time.

Ends/Thursday, April 19, 2018
Issued at HKT 16:00