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: The Cove - Online Documentary Screening and Sharing Session
    Event Date: (Sharing) 26 June 2020
    Language: English with English subtitles
    Quota: 100 people
    Registration link: https://bit.ly/TheCoveScreening 
    Deadline of application: 22 June 20202

  • About the documentary - The Cove: A team of activists, filmmakers, and freedivers embark on a covert mission to expose a deadly secret hidden in a remote cove in Taiji, Japan. By utilizing state-of-the-art techniques, they uncover a horrible annual tradition of unparalleled cruelty. A provocative mix of investigative journalism, eco-adventure and arresting imagery makes this an unforgettable and courageous story that inspires outrage and action. The film was awarded the Oscar for Best Documentary Feature in 2010.

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