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A rich biodiverse environment creates a livable habitat for animals and plants.
The concept of biodiversity has 3 aspects: genes, species and ecosystem.
By improving the health of all three, we can improve the health of the environment and everything living in it.
Speaking of which, despite “greening” in our Level 2 woodland, the fruits of exotic trees aren’t attractive to native animals.
These trees also prevent native trees from growing.
So, exotic trees have had limited benefits for Hong Kong’s biodiversity in the long run.
In short, we haven’t restored an entire and sustainable woodland yet.
Continue to walk further, fellow Bupa4Life* steppers.
You’ll help build a better woodland soon.
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!