After the government proposed a third runway at the Chek Lap Kok airport, Samantha Lee, Worldwide Fund (WWF) Hong Kong's senior marine conservation officer, looked into the possible effects of the project on the surrounding areas.
"My job as an environmental watchdog is to evaluate the environmental impact that an infrastructure may bring ... and to inform the public and the government of the findings," Lee says.
Many assume that conservation officers spend most of their time diving, snorkeling or hiking while doing research, but in reality they don't do much of that.
"We go diving sometimes but that is not our main job. Conservation officers love and appreciate nature but that is not the most important requirement for the job. We are at the frontline of protecting nature. We n