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  1. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    How to test the waters for dolphins

    Posted Mar 22nd 2013, 12:00am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... of the ways under consideration for boosting land supply. But at least three proposed sites- Siu Ho Wan and Sunny Bay, both in northern Lantau, and Lung Kwu Tan in Tuen Mun- may threaten Chinese white ... the waters for dolphins The city may perform "virtual reclamation" to gauge the effects on endangered marine species of creating new land in the western waters. The idea, floated ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Nature needs a voice in Hong Kong to protect Chinese white dolphins

    Posted May 18th 2013, 12:00am by MICHAEL LAU

    ... Michael Lau Michael Lau says the plight of the Chinese white dolphin in Hong Kong waters shows how development continues to take priority over conservation, with ecologists' views ... processes on development in Hong Kong seems to have weakened. As an example, take the Chinese white dolphin, an apex predator and an indicator of the health of the marine environment. We have ...

  3. White dolphin found on a beach was 'murdered', say Lamma locals

    Posted Apr 09th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai A Chinese white dolphin was found dead on a rocky beach on northern Lamma Island yesterday, a rope knotted around its tail. Some residents of the island, who were clearly ... to have been about 20 years old. It is thought to have been dead for about a week given the state of its decomposed body. It is the fourth Chinese white dolphin found dead so far this year. Last ...

  4. Banking on DNA to save the Chinese white dolphin

    Posted Jan 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Lana Lam lana.lam@scmp.com The battle to save the endangered Chinese white dolphin received a boost yesterday with the launch of a DNA database aimed at improving long-term conservation ... a beloved and iconic part of Hong Kong marine life and everyone- tourists, locals- wants to see the Chinese white dolphin,' Ocean Park chairman Allan Zeman said. Dubbed a 'DNA bank', ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Airport's dolphin experts told 'show evidence development won't drive creatures away'

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 03:26am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Consultants backing third runway project accused of guesswork and misleading public Airport's dolphin experts told: show us your evidence Marine consultants hired by the Airport Authority should present facts to back up their claims that building a third runway at Chek Lap Kok would not threaten Chinese white dolphins in the area, a local ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - CONSERVATION

    US consultant believes dolphins will return after third runway is built

    Posted Jun 28th 2014, 03:41am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com New runway won't drive endangered Chinese white dolphin away for good, Airport Authority consultant says, citing two American cases Dolphins ... yesterday, citing two examples from the United States. Professor Bernd Wursig, who was hired by the Airport Authority to assess the prospects for the Chinese white dolphin population that makes its ...

  7. White dolphins battle for survival

    Posted Jul 05th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Yang Xu Chinese white dolphins in the Pearl River Delta are threatened by overfishing, pollution and the large number of ships that pass through this stretch of sea every day. The World ... them to the edge of extinction, the charity organisation said. The WWF estimates there are 186 Chinese white dolphins in Hong Kong waters. One white dolphin eats an average of about 10kg ...

  8. News - Hong Kong

    Measures to save rare dolphins 'not enough'

    Posted Jul 04th 2014, 04:03am by LO WEI

    ... Authority has proposed setting up a marine park to compensate for the loss of the rare Chinese white dolphin's habitat as a result of land reclamation for the runway, which will gobble up 650 ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com Advisory board voices concern about lack of action to mitigate impact of third runway Measures to save rare dolphins 'not enough' Members of the Country ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - CONSERVATION

    Pink dolphins spotted just 3 times this year, conservationists say

    Posted Jun 13th 2014, 04:48am by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com Dolphins spotted 'just 3 times' this year Just three sightings of Chinese white dolphins have been recorded in the waters off northeastern Lantau ... of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge began in 2012, Dolphin Conservation Society chairman Samuel Hung Ka-yiu said. "There are three reasons for their disappearance: they've died, ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    'Runway plan may displace dolphins but they'll be back', say airport officials

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 12:20pm by Ernest Kao and Cheung Chi-fai

    ... Ernest Kao and Cheung Chi-fai 'Dolphins are complex, they can move around,' says consultant as conservationist queries logic 'Runway plan may displace dolphins but they'll be back' The loss of marine habitat to a new airport runway will probably displace the population of Chinese white dolphins from north Lantau- but they will come back eventually, ...




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