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  1. Buffalo population on the decline

    Posted Jun 12th 2007, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... with the exception of three or four in each area. Some residents expressed concern about the buffalo population when 16 animals died en route to the government's Sheung Shui animal management centre ... is to establish the facts about the buffalo and cattle population on Lantau independently,' Mr Schofield said. 'Then we can sit down with the AFCD and the villagers. We are going to press ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/596524/buffalo-population-decline
  2. Property - Hong Kong & China

    Development of Lantau welcomed, seen as long-term plan

    Posted Jan 15th 2014, 01:59pm by SANDY LI AND PEGGY SITO

    ... Development Advisory Committee had been set up to develop an East Lantau Metropolis to accommodate growth in Hong Kong’s population. “It will become a core business district in addition to Central ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1406135/development-lantau-welcomed-seen-long-term-plan
  3. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Tung Chung expansion scheme unveiled, raising reclamation concerns

    Posted May 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Chun-ying has stressed the importance of developing Tung Chung, which he says is the centre of the Pearl River Delta. The scheme would boost the population of Tung Chung from 100,000 to 154,000. ... Ka-piu, an Islands District councillor, welcomed the plan to cancel work at Tung Chung Bay, but said development was needed at Tung Chung East. "We don't have enough population ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1242960/officials-seek-huge-extension-tung-chung
  4. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, June 11, 2013

    Posted Jun 11th 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... Urgent action needed to save dolphins Urgent action is needed to conserve and rebuild the Chinese white dolphin population, in the wake of alarming news last month that the 2012 figures for the numbers of dolphins inhabiting Hong Kong waters were even lower than in 2011 (78 compared with 158 in 2003). The dolphins are one of the best-protected species in Hong Kong, with, for example, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1258053/letters-editor-june-11-2013
  5. Beasts a bit of a burden for animal managers

    Posted Jun 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... relocation and education- of people not the cattle in the latter case. The Agriculture Fisheries and Conservation Department wants to de-sex the males to control the population. It wants to move ... the issue has been going on for years and is 'festering'. Wong said the strategy had been hammered out in consultation with the Managing Animal Population Group, a subcommittee ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/970501/beasts-bit-burden-animal-managers
  6. News - Hong Kong - ANIMAL WELFARE

    Government says Lantau's feral cattle can stay

    Posted Aug 26th 2012, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... behind. "At the moment, we have no plan to relocate the cattle but will carry out [a] desexing operation to control their population," a spokeswoman for the agriculture department said. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1022847/government-says-lantaus-feral-cattle-can-stay
  7. Millions spent on tap water runs to waste

    Posted Apr 22nd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... In total, only 79 households had registered an account out of an estimated population of 3,800 residents. The low usage was attributed to inflated population estimates, villagers' unwillingness to use treated water and illegal water tapping. The report compared population estimates given by the department and latest estimates by the Home Affairs Department. It found a huge discrepancy. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/453049/millions-spent-tap-water-runs-waste
  8. News - Hong Kong - RECREATION

    Discovery Bay residents to protest at loss of rural trail

    Posted Sep 08th 2012, 12:00am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... increasingly dissatisfied about the community being deprived of recreational facilities, and said the loss of the trail would further aggravate matters. "The population has grown since 2004 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1031840/discovery-bay-residents-protest-loss-rural-trail
  9. Big players push Lantau as Pearl Delta hub

    Posted Mar 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... the forum, said that despite government plans to develop Lantau into a tourism centre, Tung Chung still only had half the residential population that the authorities had aimed for. There were also ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/995854/big-players-push-lantau-pearl-delta-hub
  10. We need to protect great outdoors of Lantau, not build a new 'metropolis'

    Posted May 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... a metropolis. Hong Kong's birth rate is low. Metropolis suggests one to two million people, some 15 per cent of the current population. Where will they come from? If from elsewhere in Hong Kong, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1001169/we-need-protect-great-outdoors-lantau-not-build-new-metropolis

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