Re ECF Project: 2014-64

Project Title: Assessing the marine biodiversity and ecology of Tolo Harbour and Channel, with particular reference to coastal marine environments of Ting Kok and Shuen Wan Hoi – phase I

Applicant: Prof Gray A. WILLIAMS, The University of Hong Kong

Total Approved Grant: $4,233,490

Duration: 1/10/2015 to 31/3/2017

Project Status/Remarks: On-going

Scope:
This proposed study is one of the core initiatives recommended in the Ting Kok Plus Conservation Plan recently established by the Hong Kong SAR Government. This is intended to be a Phase I project of a two-phase study. The overarching goal of the project is to provide a holistic picture of the current ecological status as well as the economic value of marine resources, and to identify important or vulnerable species and significant habitats in the Tolo area through standardized scientific methodologies. Subject to ECF's approval for the present project, application for a Phase II project will be submitted in 2016.

Summary of the Findings/Outcomes:
To be available upon completion of the project