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  • HKSF Heroes

    The HKSF Heroes programme is our way of recognizing individuals and organizations for their outstanding support.

    If you would like to nominate an HKSF Hero, please email marketing@hksharkfoundation.org.

    Thank you to The Ocean restaurant

    Thank you to The Ocean restaurant for purchasing corporate tickets to our coming fundraising dinner held on 9 March. Looking forward to seeing you all there! For others who would like to join, please refer to the following link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1507203832933541/  

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    Sarah Lo’s Family

    Sarah Lo’s Family These two shark heroes are brother and sister who come from the Lo family. They care and concern about the extinction of sharks. Therefore, they share and contribute their birthday gift to HKSF this year and last year. Sharing their birthday gifts to support protection of sharks, they really deserve our appreciation.

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    Kirsten

    1. Can you introduce yourself briefly to us? Why protecting shark is an important issue? –   I am a nurse. At the same time, I am one of the members of a handicraft brand, Buddies Accessories. I created this handicraft brand with my friends, who like making hand-made accessories, in May, 2012.   All along, my friends and I are concerned about issue of human over-exploiting and killing of animals. We pay attention to reports and international news regarding this issue. Protecting sharks is thereby an important issue to us. And we wish to encourage more and more people … More

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    Olive Chiu

    1. What made you personally decide to stop eating shark fin soup? Because people are killing sharks and the sea is getting red from their blood. Actually I never ate it before anyway.   2. How have you tried to spread the word to others, such as family, friends and colleagues? Yes, I say if you eat shark fin, stop eating them and talk to the people making the soup to stop cutting the fins off the sharks.   3. Have you encountered any difficulties being shark-free and, if so, how did you overcome them? No, I never wanted to eat … More

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    Apple Chow

    Photographer: Alex Hofford 1. Can you introduce yourself briefly to us? Why protecting shark is an important issue? I have held several roles, including Senior Oceans Campaigner of Greenpeace working in HK, Taiwan and Korea.  I am currently working in the UK and continue the battle against overfishing. Some of my friends call me “Appleshark”, which means a friendly vegetarian shark. I love sharks because I love animals and nature, and most sharks are very friendly and gentle like silky sharks, blacktip or whitetip reef sharks. Some of them are so cute like thresher sharks with big round eyes. Honestly, … More

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    Amanda Yik

    1. What made you personally decide to stop eating shark fin soup? Sharks are beautiful animals and play an important role in maintaining the balance in the marine ecosystem. I started to become more concerned about shark finning about 12 years ago when I started to do more open water sports. I fell in love with the beauty of the ocean. For me, human’s addiction to shark fins makes no sense at all. It stems from pure vanity and the desire to show off one’s wealth at the expense of precious life. Sharks’ fins are not even tasty. Overfishing of … More

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    Charmaine Ho

    1. What made you personally decide to stop eating shark fin soup? I used to watch a lot of documentary shows. That was how I got exposed to environmental and conservation issues. I saw many documentaries on shark finning and one day I just decided to stop eating shark fin. 2. How have you tried to spread the word to others, such as family, friends and colleagues? I did not really ‘preached’ my family and my friends about shark conservation because I’m a shy person. But when they asked me why I don’t eat shark fin soup, I let them know why. So … More

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    Rachel Pang Hoi Yan & Go Green Hong Kong

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                                            In her home town of Hong Kong, Rachel Pang is a tireless campaigner on all things environmental. Seeing that there was no Chinese language Facebook group concerning sharks, Rachel set one up herself, Say No to Shark Fin Soup, which at the last count had close to 20,000 members! In addition to on line campaigning, Rachel is a very public face promoting the shark conservation cause, frequently giving talks and enthusing her audience that they can lead the change towards … More

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    Clement Lee

    Shark-loving Facebook fans are already familiar with the unstoppable campaign machine that is Clement Lee. At one point, Clement had over 10,000 members on his group (魚翅婚宴。人情七折」再生版 Cut gift money for shark fin banquets) and, at HKSF’s request, he initiated the Facebook campaign that was instrumental in persuading Citibank to go shark-free in 2010. Since then, Clement has established several Facebook groups in support of shark conservation measures around the world and, day and night, provides enthusiastic and practical support to a network of sharkies. Clement is indeed a tireless campaigner for the cause and worthy of being our first … More

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