Hong Kong Dolphin Conservation Society

Focus Areas

  • Dolphin and Whale Conservation
  • Education to raise public awareness


  • Chinese White Dolphin
  • Finless Porpoise
  • Dolphins in captivity
  • Public


HKDCS is the only society dedicated to the conservation of whales, dolphins and porpoises of Hong Kong.

What They Do

HKDCS carries on the mission to effectively protect Hong Kong cetaceans in long run through educating public and communication with government.


From 2003 to 2018, the number of Chinese white dolphins (CWD) in Hong Kong dropped significantly from 188 to 32 in the area of northeast, northwest, west and southwest Lantau.

Through HKDCS "Saving the Handover Mascot" campaign, more than 17,000 citizens have joined our petition to ask for rerouting of high speed ferries to avoid CWD habitat and designating connected marine parks.


Hong Kong Dolphin Conservation Society (HKDCS) is established in December 2003. It is the only society dedicated to the conservation of whales, dolphins and porpoises of Hong Kong with Chinese white dolphins and finless porpoises as the main beneficiaries.

Chinese White Dolphin is the indigenous in Hong Kong, mostly occur in water around Lantau Island. Recently, there are many construction projects near Lantau Island that further push them to the threats such as habitat loss, noise and water pollution. These cause their decrease in abundance in Hong Kong. Additionally, the water around South Lantau Island is busy with frequent vessels traversing. Dolphins would get hurt by vessel propellers easily and even die.

Therefore, HKDCS works to arouse public awareness on the importance to conserve our local cetaceans,  their living habitats through media, event and campaigns. Also, we share global news about cetaceans such as captivity, whaling and marine pollution. In addition, we have internship and volunteer project to let the public and students to participate in dolphin conservation.


  • Event Name: Souls of the Vermilion Sea - Online Documentary Sharing Session
    Event Date: (Sharing) 7 August 2020
    Language: Cantonese
    Quota: 100 people
    Registration link: bit.ly/HKDCSVaquitaOnline
    Deadline of application: 6 August 2020

  • About the documentary : Souls of the Vermilion Sea is a short documentary about the struggle to save the world's most endangered marine mammal, the vaquita.  This 30-minute film is just one component of a larger outreach and education campaign launched by the Wild Lens Collective in the spring of 2015 with the goal of using media and storytelling to help prevent the extinction of the vaquita.

  • Language: English and Spanish with English and Traditional Chinese subtitles

  • We are currently having online screening on our Facebook Page and Youtube Channel. The documentary can be found in the following links:
    Facebook: bit.ly/vaquita-fbp
    Youtube: bit.ly/vaquita-ytp

    For more details please visit our Event Page at Here 

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