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Involvement of Non-Governmental Organisations

Participation of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) would be very important for advancing the work of PEP. NGOs can help promote the benefits of PEP and biodiversity to the wider public; and create opportunities for hands-on public participation in PEP. 

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NGOs fulfilling the following criteria are welcome to participate in the programme: 

  • must be a locally registered non-profit-making organisation;
  • have experience and good track records in organising large-scale public tree planting and tree tending activities;
  • possess professional knowledge on woodland habitat management and local ecological conservation work; and
  • are willing to commit at least 5 years of enrichment work for each selected PEP site.

 

Briefing Session on the Country Parks Plantation Enrichment Programme

AFCD will organize a briefing session for the NGOs that are interested in participating in the Country Parks Plantation Enrichment Programme. Details of the briefing session are as follows:

 

Date:     11 July 2022

Time:     2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Venue:   Room 701, 7/F, Cheung Sha Wan Government Offices, 303 Cheung Sha Wan Road, Kowloon

 

Reservation Methods:

1. Download the reservation form [Click here to download] (Word, 15 KB)
2. Submit the completed reservation form by mail, by fax or email on or before 7 July 2022 to:

Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department
5th Floor, Cheung Sha Wan Road Government Offices,
303 Cheung Sha Wan Road, Kowloon
Attn: Field Officer I (Enhancement Projects) 1 (Ag.)

Fax: 2317 0482

Email: edmond_lc_sham@afcd.gov.hk

 

Remarks:

  • The briefing session will be conducted in Cantonese with PowerPoint illustrations in English.
  • For any enquiries, please contact Field Officer I (Enhancement Projects) 1 (Ag.) at 2150 6886.

 

Detailed arrangements

Schedule
Arrangement
New PEP sites PEP site completed with the 5-year enrichment work
July - August

Site Selection

Suitable PEP sites in country parks will be selected and announced at AFCD’s website.

NGOs that are interested in participating in PEP can select PEP site(s) offered by AFCD and complete and return the Expression of Interest to AFCD.

The participating NGOs will be informed of the preliminary results of site selection in mid-August 2021.

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Mid-September

Submission of Proposal

The participating NGOs are required to prepare a 5-year implementation plan and submit the proposal to the AFCD for consideration. Please find the proposal requirements [Click here] (PDF, 7.66 KB).

NGOs should seek their own resources (e.g. through fund raising or sponsorship from corporations) to support the programme.

Submission of Application on Extension and Proposal

Interested NGOs are required to apply for extension in managing the PEP site. Relevant proposal should be submitted together with the application.

Mid-October

Announcement of Application Result

NGOs will be informed of the results of the application.

During implementation period

Implementation of Enrichment Work and Reporting

Upon receiving AFCD's approval, NGOs will be responsible for implementing the programme in each selected PEP site for 5 years.

NGOs are welcome to organise publicity programmes for the enrichment work. Separate permits are required in accordance with Country Parks and Special Areas Regulations (Cap. 208A).

After completion of the first 5-year enrichment work, NGOs could consider continuing the programme at the same site or hand over the site to AFCD for further maintenance.

NGOs are required to submit annual progress report by every July, annual seedling monitoring report by every December and a final report after completion of the 5-year enrichment work.

Implementation of Enrichment Work and Reporting

Upon receiving AFCD's approval, NGOs will be responsible for implementing the programme in the PEP site for an agreed period of time.

NGOs are welcome to organise publicity programmes for the enrichment work. Separate permits are required in accordance with Country Parks and Special Areas Regulations (Cap. 208A).

NGOs are required to submit annual progress reports by every July. After completion of the extended period, NGOs are required to submit a final report and hand over the site to AFCD for further maintenance.

For any enquiries about the programme, please contact Country Parks Officer (Vegetation Management) (Ag.) at 2150 6854.

 

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