Countries in Pictures – Travel Talk Series- MADAGASCAR by Mr. Vincent WONG
Countries in Pictures – Travel Talk Series
Traveling to world’s ancient countries through talks and rich collections of pictures
MADAGASCAR by Mr. Vincent WONG
Following the breakup of the supercontinent Gondwana, Madagascar split from the India Peninsula around 88 million years ago, allowing native animals and plants to evolve in isolation under a very diversified geological and climatic environment. Consequently, it has become a biodiversity hotspot with 250,000 species of plant and animal, over 90% of which cannot be found anywhere else on earth. Unfortunately, the island’s complex ecosystems and unique wildlife are now seriously under threat due to local human activities as well as global climate change, which will require much political will and commitment from the government as well as international communities to overcome.
Testimonials from participants of previous travel talks and study tours led by Vincent:
“I have learnt a lot on this subject!”
“Very comprehensive indeed. Thanks!”
“Very useful guide for my future trip!”
”Now what I have seen makes much more sense. Thank you!”
About the Speaker
Mr. Vincent WONG
‧ Graduated from HKU in physical Geography 1971
‧ MD Jardine Transport Services Group 1971-2000
‧ MD Kerry Logistics Group 2000-2009
‧ Fellow Chartered Institute of Transport and Logistics
‧ Fellow Chartered Institute of Shipbrokers
‧ Lecturing Logistics as Adjunct Associate Professor at CUHK and Professor of Practice at PolyU.
‧ Visited over 100 countries including Antarctica, Iraq, Iran, Jordan, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Madagascar, Namibia, Botswana, Ethiopia, Iceland, Mexico, Galapagos, Mauritius, Easter Island, Chile, Ecuador, Canary Island, Azores Island plus many places in China such as Inner Mongolia and Qinghai. Acted as organiser and tour leader in many trips.
‧ Give talks regularly to members of the HK Geological Society and HK Mineralogy Society.
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