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Endangered Species Resource Centre

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Endangered Species Resource Centre (ESRC) will resume normal operation from 20 February 2023. Open Day for members of general public on every Friday from 2:00 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. will resume from 24 February 2023 (except on public holidays).


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Do you know that some species of animals and plants are threatened by international trade? What can you do to help protect these endangered species?

To find out more about endangered species, please visit the Endangered Species Resource Centre which occupies an area of about 160 square meters and is located on the sixth floor of Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department headquarters at Cheung Sha Wan Government Offices.

The Centre was opened in May 2001 to help promote public awareness on endangered species protection. It has some 600 specimens of about 200 endangered species on display, including various kinds of fur skins, leather products, Chinese medicines, plants and live pets, and is composed of 8 theme areas.

Fur skins and leather products

Fur skins and leather products



Live pets

Live Pets

Chinese medicines

Chinese medicines


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Visit Application and Opening Hours

Opening Hours (Except on public holidays) : Mondays to Thursdays (10:00 – 12:00 & 14:00 – 17:00)
Fridays (10:00 – 12:00)
Guided tours are provided for groups with advance booking.

Advance booking is required on a first-come-first-served basis. Each visit is limited to 40 persons.

To book a guided tour, interested parties are advised to contact our staff at 2150 6979 / 2150 6974 to check the available date. Applicants should then fill in the application form and submit it by fax 2376 3749 or mail to ESPD 5/F, Cheung Sha Wan Government Offices, 303 Cheung Sha Wan Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong.


Opening Hours (Except on public holidays) : Fridays (14:00 – 17:45)
Open to public and advance booking is not required.
The maximum capacity of the Centre is 40 persons and visitors may need to wait if this limit is exceeded. If you or your organization plans to visit the centre in a large group, please inform us or book in advance (Tel: 2150 6979 / 2150 6974). We will arrange the visit accordingly.


Admission Fee: FREE

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