Ocean Park has taken its shark conservation message to Hong Kong International Airport, hoping to reach both the local community and international tourists with a shark themed educational exhibit.
Drawing on the success of the Ocean Park’s new Shark Mystique attraction, the exhibit at the airport features two giant synthetic shark-shaped sand sculptures, educational panels and a TV screen conveying messages about the importance of shark conservation and marine biodiversity. Educational leaflets distributed at the exhibit include a 10% discount on Ocean Park admission tickets.
Commenting on the new exhibit, Ms. Suzanne Gendron, Executive Director of Zoological Operations and Education from Ocean Park, said, “As a pioneer in removing shark fin from its restaurant menu and staff banquets since 1995, Ocean Park has been looking for creative ways to engage the public on shark conservation. Thanks to the support from the Airport Authority Hong Kong, we are able to share the message with visitors from around the world at the Hong Kong International Airport. We hope that many will come away with not only fun facts about sharks’ many amazing biological features, but also a better appreciation of their roles in helping maintain healthy oceans and the importance of conserving them in the wild.”
The exhibit will be on show at the Arrival Hall B of the Hong Kong International Airport until 27 March 2015.