LEAVE NO TRACE
MAKE OUR NATURE TRAIL
SUSTAINABLE

 

Promote sustainable hiking attitude and
trail management through public education activities

WHAT'S UP

The general public in Hong Kong loves visiting country trails,
however, the frequent visits may accelerate soil erosion of nature trails.
The Green Earth launched the
“ECF Make Our Nature Trails Sustainable – Leave No Trace Education Programme”
in Aug 2018. Though public engagement activities,
we promote the sustainable use and management of hiking trails.

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WHAT CHALLENGES ARE TRAILS
IN HONG KONG FACING?

 

With the increase in intensity of usage of trails,
some of the popular trails degrade quicker than before.

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  • Soil Erosion

     

  • Trail Widening

     

  • Create shortcut causally

  • Concretization

     

  • Littering

     

WHAT WE DO?

 

From August 2018, The Green Earth has organized a series of public education activities to promote the concept of sustainable use and management of hiking trails, and to strengthen public awareness in nature conservation so as to reduce impacts to country trails during their visits and maintain the natural beauty of the trails.

  • Guided tours of trails

    To explore the beauty of nature trails in Hong Kong

  • Public talks and lectures

    To understand the underlying cause of the accelerated deterioration and erosion of hiking trails, the state of hiking trails and the challenge in managing trail use

  • Promote "Love our trail" message

    To foster the care of natural environment, and avoid any behavior that cause negative impact to the trails and countryside environment

  • Repair your own trails

    To engage volunteers in supporting simple trail maintenance to relieve soil erosion of nature trails

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BASIC PRINCIPLE OF

LEAVE NO TRACE

“Leave No Trace” (LNT) advocates minimum impact practices for anyone visiting the outdoors. Based on the LNT principles, we have developed some local actions to preserve the nature trails.

What can we do to preserve nature trails?

Know more about LNT principles

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