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Time Traveling With Coral

Historical ecologist Jonathan Cybulski dives for answers


Oceans Tomorrow

Into the Blue

Throughout its history, Hong Kong has been shaped by its relationship with the sea, from its origins as a collection of fishing villages, to its longstanding role as one of the world's largest and most important ports and trade centers, to the many natural wonders found in and around the territory's richly biodiverse waters. Centuries of human activity, however, have come at a price, and Hong Kong's marine ecosystem is today at a critical juncture.
Produced for the Swire TrustTomorrow initiative by National Geographic Creative Works, Oceans Tomorrow explores the incredible world that lies beneath Hong Kong's waves, examining the various factors that threaten its health and existence, and identifying the actions we must take to preserve it for future generations.
6000 species
of marine life
in Hong Kong waters with an uncertain future
16.5 tonnes
of waste
are dumped into Hong Kong's sea every year

Less Than 3% Of Hong Kong Waters Are Protected, Compared To 38% Of Its Land.

Find out more about the marine protected areas here.


Protecting Hong Kong's Waters

That's my mission to find out the story of what's happened.
So we can author a better future.

- Jonathan Cybulski

National Geographic Explorer
Marine Ecologist

About the Swire Group Charitable Trust

Established in 1983, the Swire Group Charitable Trust ("Swire Trust") is a Hong Kong charity registered under section 88 of the Inland Revenue Ordinance. Guided by the Swire Group motto, Esse Quam Videri, the Swire Trust is motivated by altruism and aims to act for the direct benefit of society and the greater good.
The Swire Trust envisions a flourishing world of diversity where all members of society have opportunities for a meaningful life, and where growth and resources are sustained for future generations. We aim to effect positive change in the areas of Education, Marine Conservation and the Arts by supporting registered non-profit organisations primarily in Hong Kong. In terms of Marine Conservation, the Swire Trust is committed to addressing issues relating to overfishing, biodiversity loss and pollution.