We designated July 14 each year as "We Love Butterflies Day". Hong Kong previously had no specific "Wildlife Protection Day", and this has become the first stipulated day in Hong Kong to conserve and care for a type of animal.
We integrate Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics when designing the butterfly garden to breed butterflies. Primary school students carry out different kinds of experiments and explorations, centred on butterflies.
The app uses unique technology that turns the colourful pattern of butterfly wings into a butterfly fingerprint. Now, you just need three simple steps and 10 seconds to identify a butterfly.
A number of local artists led people into the vibrant world of butterflies by injecting their creativity into butterfly conservation and revealing the beauty of butterflies.
The first team of butterfly surveyors formed by the general public was developed in 2008. They record data at many local butterfly hotspots continuously. New members are recruited and trained every year, providing substantial human resources for butterfly survey over the long-term.
An important component of our work to promote butterfly watching is building butterfly gardens in different communities that allow everyone to watch butterflies. To date, we have built 31 butterfly gardens in various parts of Hong Kong.