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“Out of the Blue” Photographic Exhibition To Be Held at the Hong Kong Maritime Museum from 25 November to 31 December 2016

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HONG KONG /PRNewswire/ — The Royal Commonwealth Society, Hong Kong Branch, together with the Royal Geographical Society (Hong Kong), will organize an exhibition of the winning photographs from The Prince of Wales’s Commonwealth Environmental Photography awards. The exhibition will be held from 25 November to 31 December 2016 at the Hong Kong Maritime Museum.

These 26 stunning pictures of the world’s oceans have only been exhibited once before at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Malta. The pictures are divided into three categories: Nature’s Assets, People and the Oceans, and Human Impacts.

The purpose of the exhibition is to provide environmental education to Hong Kong people, particularly schoolchildren. They will learn that:

80% of all life on earth lives in our seas and oceans;
4000 species of life are hosted by one coral reef;
one billion people rely on fish as their primary source of protein; and
by 2025 the oceans will hold one ton of plastic for every three tons of fish.
The organizers hope to encourage people to take up solutions to restore and protect our blue world.

There will be an opening reception for 100 people at the Maritime Museum on 25 November. British Consul General Andrew Heyn will open the exhibition and Doug Woodring, co-founder of the Ocean Recovery Alliance, will speak on the current state of our oceans and what people can do to protect them.

This exhibition is sponsored by Major Domus Ltd, KPMG, and is supported by BitMex and in memory of Dr Geoffrey Yeh.

For enquiries, please contact Peter Mann on +852-9104-9507 or pjmann88@gmail.com.

Source: Royal Commonwealth Society Hong Kong Branch

Written by asiafreshnews

November 22, 2016 at 2:43 pm

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