This challenge is available for students/recent graduates from Hong Kong & Macau only.
HOW TO OVERCOME AN UNPRECEDENTED EXTINCTION CRISIS?
A UN report released this year reveals that one million species are at risk of extinction. This biodiversity imbalance threatens ecosystems around the world, impacting not only human beings but the rest of life on earth as well.
Living organisms play important roles in pollination, flood prevention, water, and air purification, in addition to soil conservation. Ecological balance ensures reproduction, nourishment, and equilibrium of species. By destroying our ecosystems, we are destroying our food security, health, and quality of life.
What is causing this problem?
Many factors contribute to species extinction, including:
Habitat reduction as there are fewer and fewer areas untouched by humans
Invasive species from one side of the world can travel to another side where there are no natural predators
Pollution especially in regards to plastic that ends up in the oceans
Organism exploitation related to hunting and poaching
WHY GET INVOLVED?
Aside from having the opportunity to use your knowledge, creativity, and passion for sustainable impact in real-world applications and showcase your ideas, you will also have a chance to:
- Learn from field experts and U.S. diplomats
- Attend a workshop hosted by the U.S. Consulate
- Compete for iPhone, iPad and Apple watch
- Compete for overseas training or exchange programs
- Internship opportunities
- One Planet Youth Leadership
CHOOSE ONE OR MORE ISSUES TO SUBMIT YOUR IDEA AND TAKE PART IN THE CHALLENGE
Marine Life Preservation
for each team member
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