SEE Undergraduates are selected as WWF-HK Citizen Scientists to be part of the efforts to solve invasive species problem

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With the launch of SEE Industry Ready Programme, SEE is excited to collaborate with WWF-Hong Kong (World Wide Fund for Nature), an international non-governmental conservation organisation founded in 1961 in Switzerland, and established in Hong Kong in 1981 with a mission to stop the degradation of the planet’s natural environment and to build a future in which humans thrive with nature.

A team of SEE undergraduates are selected as Citizen Scientists of WWF-HK to learn about the invasive species problem in Hong Kong and be a part of WWF’s efforts to solve it in a sustainable manner. During February to April 2021, Citizen Scientists from SEE will collect field data at Mai Po Nature Reserve for techno-economic analysis. The study is about the volume (in weight) that could be collected within a specific time period and how fast the Mikania will grow in the same location for the next time of “harvest” or collection. The data will be essential for deciding the endues application.