Biodiversity Hong Kong (HKG)
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Species Families Species Families
Marine 1050 168 No
Freshwater 54 26 No
Total 1096 188 No
Conservation The following information is to be sought: - Status of knowledge of the freshwater fauna; - Existence of conservation plans; - Information on major aquatic habitats or sites within the country; - Current major threats to species; - Future potential threats to species; - Contact(s) for further information.
Geography and Climate Hong Kong is located in Eastern Asia, bordering the South China Sea and China. Area comparatively six times the size of Washington, DC. Total land boundary is 30 km, border country China 30 km. Hong Kong has a tropical monsoon climate; cool and humid in winter, hot and rainy from spring through summer, warm and sunny in fall . Terrain consists of hilly to mountainous with steep slopes; lowlands in north. Elevation extreme has the lowest point in South China Sea 0 m and highest point in Tai Mo Shan 958 m. Natural resources are the outstanding deepwater harbor and feldspar. Land use: arable land: 6%, permanent crops: 1%, permanent pastures: 1% forests and woodland: 22%, other: 70% (1993 est.). Irrigated land: 20 sq km (1993 est.). Natural hazards are occasional typhoons. Environment—current issues: air and water pollution from rapid urbanization Geography—note: more than 200 islands.

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