Best of Lantau expert Jenny Quinton is on a conservative mission.
It would be hard to find someone who loves Lantau more than Jenny Quinton, founder of Ark Eden in Mui Wo. She’s lived on Lantau for 30 years, and all because she came to visit for a day trip to the island with her boyfriend at the time and found abandoned some puppies. “The next week we moved to Lantau—because we had adopted puppies! We first moved to Mui Wo, and then I found my house in the valley and it was love at first sight,” says Jenny.
Over the years, Jenny has channeled that love into first setting up the eco-education and permaculture community at Ark Eden, and more recently into environmental conservation issues to protect Lantau as the ‘green jewel’ of Hong Kong. Jenny’s newest project, Lantau Green Jewel, is an inclusive community-based initiative to support protecting and restoring the biodiversity and the iconic plants and animals of Lantau. The name for the project was inspired by the book, Lantau – Hong Kong’s Jewel, written by Clive Noffke and Philip Yip. “It is an important and beautiful book that showcases Lantau’s significant biodiversity in the context of Hong Kong as a whole,” says Jenny.
To fund conservation efforts, Jenny has partnered with Tania Willis, who is an illustrator—as well as a fellow Lantau-lover, and a former Lantau resident of 25 years. Jenny and Tania collaborated to create a customised version of Tania’s ‘Lantau Map’ illustration, which features some of the most iconic (and many rare and endangered) animals on Lantau. The proceeds from sales of the prints of the ‘Lantau Map’ will be used to support the Lantau Green Jewel project.
You can purchase a print of the ‘Lantau Map’ for HK$520 online at TaniaWillisPrints on Etsy and at VIBE Book & Music store.
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