Hong Kong is set to get its newest country and marine parks in 2024. The city’s Chief Secretary for Administration Eric Chan revealed that the SAR’s 25th country park and eighth marine park will be completed next year.

Speaking at the launch of the Beautiful Hong Kong campaign on Monday, Chan said that the country park, Robin’s Nest near Sha Tau Kok, will also have a wildlife corridor connected to Wutong Mountain National Park near Yantian in Shenzhen.

A Chinese White Dolphin swimming in the sea in Hong Kong. About half of its body is exposed as it swims.
A Chinese White Dolphin spotted in Hong Kong (© WWF Hong Kong via Facebook)

In addition, the North Lantau Marine Park — which will be adjacent to the national nature reserve for Chinese white dolphins in the Pearl River estuary — will become a crucial habitat for the species, which is listed as “Vulnerable” in the International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN) Red List of Threatened Species.

Chan added that the Hong Kong government will also work to upgrade the facilities of the city’s popular hiking tracks and the Hong Kong Wetland Park.

Read our guide of the best hiking trails in the city here.

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From the Middle East to the Far East and a couple of places in between, Anjali has lived in no fewer than seven cities in Asia, and has travelled extensively in the region. She worked as a lifestyle journalist in India before coming to Hong Kong, where her favourite thing to do is island-hopping with her daughter. You can check out her musings on motherhood, courtesy her Instagram profile.

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