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  1. News - China - WILDLIFE

    Environmentalists get claws into plans for Qatari-funded falcon-breeding centre in China

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 06:20pm by Laura Zhou in Beijing laura.zhou@scmp.com

    ... Laura Zhou in Beijing laura.zhou@scmp.com Concerns raised that the US$15 million scheme in Xinjiang will be run simply to meet lucrative demand for the birds of prey among hunters ... today. The US$15 million centre, which is still being built in Aletai, in the far-west of Xinjiang, is using funds provided by a Qatari ecological and bird conservation association. News ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - WILDLIFE

    Photographers putting terns in danger, say Hong Kong bird watchers

    Posted Aug 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Ng Kang-chung kc.ng@scmp.com Snappers a threat to terns, says bird society Terns that fly in to lay eggs on remote islets during summer are under threat because of growing intrusion by photographers, the Hong Kong Bird Watching Society says. The society says the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department has turned a blind eye to the worsening problem and urges a ban ...

  3. News - China - WILDLIFE

    Poaching of wild birds threatens some species

    Posted Oct 28th 2012, 12:00am by Li Jing

    ... Li Jing jing.li@scmp.com Illegal trade on the mainland targeting migratory flocks has become so big that it threatens the existence of some species, say experts Poaching of wild birds ... pointing skyward from a valley. Gunfire erupts and birds tumble to the ground amid squawks. Men laugh as they pluck dead egrets from the grass and stuff them into sacks. The scene, part ...

  4. News - Asia - WILDLIFE

    Death of rare eagle investigated by Philippine authorities

    Posted Oct 20th 2013, 07:20am by AFP

    ... resident. The carcass of the giant bird, belonging to a species threatened with extinction, was recovered from a resident of Gingoog city on the southern island of Mindanao, the Philippine Eagle Foundation said. It had only been released into the wild by conservationists two months earlier. "Minalwang [the name given to the bird by the foundation] was captured. The bird died ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - WILDLIFE

    Fewer black-faced spoonbills seen in Hong Kong

    Posted Mar 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com The endangered migratory birds appear to be moving away to warmer climates in Asia Fewer rare spoonbills seen in HK The number of the endangered black-faced ... by the city's Bird Watching Society, recorded 2,725 of the rare migratory birds over three days in January. This is the highest figure of the spoonbills recorded since the study began a decade ago. ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - WILDLIFE

    WWF adds third water buffalo to Mai Po Nature Reserve

    Posted Sep 14th 2012, 12:00am by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com Ten-year-old stray will bring ecological benefits, WWF study finds; more will be added later Mai Po gets third buffalo to attract birds to wetland The newest "manager" at Mai Po is expected to attract more birds to the nature reserve simply by munching the grass and wallowing in the mud. He is a 10-year-old water buffalo, a stray brought in from Yuen ...

  7. News - China - WILDLIFE

    Poaching and trading of wildlife rampant in mainland China

    Posted Dec 12th 2012, 12:00am by Li Jing

    ... for a taste of the wild Early every morning, thousands of wild animals- birds, mammals and reptiles- are sold at the Xingfu market in Conghua, about 60 kilometres northeast of Guangzhou. It's ... on the mainland and those who sell rare and endangered species could face criminal charges. Guangdong's forestry department said it had confiscated 66,500 wild animals- 52,600 of them birds ...



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