Understanding spider diversity in Hong Kong

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Understanding spider diversity in Hong Kong

Join us for an exciting talk about Hong Kong's spider diversity!

By Encompass HK

When and where

Date and time

Wednesday, June 21 · 7:30 - 8:30pm HKT


Playgrownd.Work 11/F Tung Hip Commercial Building 244-248 Des Voeux Road Cetnral Sheung Wan, HKI Hong Kong

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About this event

  • 1 hour
  • Mobile eTicket

Spiders are one of the least studied organisms in Hong Kong. There are currently at least 38 spider families recorded locally, with new genera and species documented locally on a relatively regular basis. Local spider taxonomic work has only began to pick up in the last 10 years, with many re-classification of species already recorded in Hong Kong in books and previous studies. Therefore there are still many knowledge gaps left to be filled in terms of their taxonomy as well as ecology. In this talk Marco will introduce some interesting local species and unique spider behaviours, as well as provide an quick update on where we are at in terms of spider identification, research and conservation.

About the Speaker

Marco Chan (IG: that_bee_guy) is currently an ecology student studying in the University of Hong Kong. He is an amateur wildlife photographer where he uses his photos to share with others about Hong Kong's incredible biodiversity. Documenting spiders in Hong Kong has been his main area of interest during the pandemic, where he has been working with friends on local spider identification and other local NGOs on education programmes centred around spiders.

About the organizer

Organized by
Encompass HK

Encompass HK is a social enterprise that advocates for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by offering training and consultancy services to support organisations to be more diversified and inclusive.  True to the nature of the enterprise, we commit to reinvesting at least 60% of net profits into achieving our social mission. Our clients include SWIRE Properties, Manulife, ANZ Bank, Jardine Matheson, Schroders, Freshfields and many others.