Visitors in the 1840s described Hong Kong’s landscape as ‘bleak, sterile and barren’.
Do you know why?
The main reason were deforestation, exposed surface soil, lack of vegetation to hold that, and soil erosion caused by flash downpours on the mountains.
Thus the forest became bare.
How did the Hong Kong government tackle the problem to restore the countryside?
Take a few more steps. We’ll tell you in the next phase.
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The peak is bare. How can we fix it?
Fellow friends of Bupa4Life*, let’s work hard and walk more together. You will help improve the status quo of the woodland.
The health of people is interconnected and interdependent with the health of trees and the wider eco-system. We need to look after one another, whilst taking care of the environment.
From today till 31 July, The Green Earth, together with Bupa and our Bupa4Life members* will 'plant' a virtual One Health woodland for Hong Kong through a step challenge.
We aims to promote the concept of 'One Health' – the relationship between the health of humans and nature.
Let's learn more about Hong Kong's woodlands and their biodiversity, and discover the positive impacts through walking!