Michael Lau

Michael Lau

Hong Kong Wetlands Conservation Association


Dr Michael Lau is now working as an independent ecological consultant and is also an Adjunct Professor in the School of Biological Sciences, the University of Hong Kong. Previously, he had worked for World Wide Fund for Nature – Hong Kong as the Wetlands Conservation Director and for Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden as the Department Head of the South China Biodiversity Programme. He has wide experience on studying the threats to the natural world, formulating conservation and sustainable development strategy and implementing projects in the region.

He pursued his Ph.D. research in the University of Hong Kong on the habitat use of Hong Kong amphibians and the conservation of the Romer’s Tree Frog and took part in the Hong Kong Biodiversity Survey that covered all the terrestrial and aquatic habitats in the SAR.

He had sat in a number of Government advisory committees including Hong Kong Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan Steering Committee, Advisory Council on the Environment, Lantau Development Committee, and, Country and Marine Parks Board. He is a founding member of the Hong Kong Wetlands Conservation Association. He is also a member of several IUCN Species Survival Commission specialist groups and has contributed to the Red List assessment of various threatened wildlife.

My Sustainability Goals for 2024:

Formulate a wetland restoration plan not only to increase the resilience of Northern Metropolis but also to enhance the biodiversity in a changing climate.
Formulate the nature positive criteria for businesses and developments in Hong Kong.