The project is a statistical and ecological trans-disciplinary project organized by students from the University of Hong Kong (HKU) in collaboration with the Japanese Wildlife Conservation Society (JWCS). The project will investigate how aware the youth of three Asian regions: Japan, Hong Kong & Macau are with regard to the usage of endangered species in the production of traditional medicines.
The project is partially funded by the HKU Gallant Ho Experiential Learning Fund.
Why We Need You
Surveying the youth
Surveying and interviewing 500 students in each location from higher institutions in Hong Kong, Japan & Macau.
After gathering sufficient data we would produce a statistical report to the JWCS. We also intend on creating a short video for the purpose of raising awareness about conserving these endangered species by using footage from interviews and from our site visits in Japan.
This project will also attempt to raise awareness on the issue by allowing participants to conduct school visits and co-host workshops on conserving species and talking about traditional medicines. In this regard, we will be presenting findings from surveys that we have identified.
Goals & Impact
The goal of this project is to produce a report detailing the awareness of the youth of these three regions with regard to the medicinal usage of endangered animals and also how integral they believe that such a practice is. The report could potentially be used by the JWCS and other Japanese NGOs for the purpose of conserving specific endangered species.
Japan Wildlife Conservation Society
The University of Hong Kong - Gallant Ho Experiential Learning Centre
Kokugakuin University, Faculty of Economics, Japan
Teikyo University of Science, Faculty of Life & Environmental Sciences, Japan
Rakuno Gakuen University, Japan
Biodiversity Youth Network
British Medical Journal
Macao Ecological Society
Associação de Farmácia de Medicina Chinesa de Macau
The Project Team
Andy Vu Ka Hei, Alex Chan Lai Ying, Sherry Zeng Shiyu, Gaby Yung Sum Jing, Chelsea Zaunmayr, Wilhelm Unkelbach, Mandy So Wing Kwan, Pat Lok Cheok Ting
Fergus Tam Yu Kit, Kevin Chiu Ho Ching, Chloe Ching Kwan Kiu, Gabriel Fung, Tiffany Tse Tin Lam, Joanne Wong Chung Yan
Joanne Wong Chung Yan, Jason Siu Yat Hei, Sherry Wong Hiu Ting, Chrissy Ma Kun, Aka Heung Wai Yan, Emi Chan, Mandy So Wing Kwan
Rohan Rajpal, Kandan Sudhakar, Navin Muralidharan, Pat Lok Cheok Ting
Lena Chan Mei Ling