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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

    ... 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 dolphins as all three are located near current ... doubts on its necessity. The intention was to put barriers in the sea to see how dolphins would react, permanent secretary for development Wai Chi-sing said yesterday. "The test ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1196570/how-test-waters-dolphins
  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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1239930/nature-needs-voice-hong-kong-protect-chinese-white-dolphins
  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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/451521/white-dolphin-found-beach-was-murdered-say-lamma-locals
  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', ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/990238/banking-dna-save-chinese-white-dolphin
  5. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/462018/white-dolphins-battle-survival
  6. News - Hong Kong - WILDLIFE

    Hong Kong's iconic pink dolphins are disappearing fast

    Posted May 05th 2013, 12:00am by Simon Parry, Hazel Knowles

    ... Iconic pink dolphins are disappearing fast Hong Kong's iconic pink dolphins are disappearing at an unprecedented rate, experts say. They warn the animals could vanish altogether from the city's waters unless pollution and disruption to the marine environment are checked. Figures due next month will show a major decline in the number of pink dolphins - also known as Chinese white ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1230319/hong-kongs-iconic-pink-dolphins-are-disappearing-fast
  7. News - Hong Kong - WILDLIFE

    Hong Kong must act to save pink dolphins, conservationists say

    Posted May 11th 2013, 08:27pm by Simon Parry, Hazel Knowles

    ... pink dolphins' Leading conservation groups have called on the government to take urgent action to save Hong Kong's pink dolphin population from the twin threats of pollution and reclamation. WWF Hong Kong called for an interdepartmental task force to be set up to find ways to save the dolphin population and for steps to be taken to halt reclamation projects they fear could ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1235511/conservation-groups-demand-more-action-save-pink-dolphins
  8. News - Hong Kong - WILDLIFE

    Work on delta bridge linked to expected decline in dolphin numbers

    Posted Jun 16th 2013, 12:00am by Hazel Knowles, Simon Parry

    ... Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge for a continuing steep decline in the number of pink dolphins in Hong Kong waters. The average number of pink dolphins - also known as Chinese white dolphins - in Hong Kong waters ... a conservation programme for Chinese white dolphins since 2001 and plans to designate more marine parks for them. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1261738/work-delta-bridge-linked-expected-decline-dolphin-numbers
  9. Contaminated White Dolphin carcasses being found in HK waters: lawmaker

    Posted Apr 18th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... WILLIAM BORTHWICK Twenty-eight Chinese White Dolphins have been found dead in Hong Kong waters since 2004, new statistics released in the Legislative Council on Wednesday showed. ... has been reported that the carcass of a Chinese white dolphin was found off the Butterfly Beach at Tuen Mun in February this year. As no visible injury was found on the dolphin, hence ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/589299/contaminated-white-dolphin-carcasses-being-found-hk-waters-lawmaker
  10. Young artists express alarm on white dolphins' pollution plight

    Posted Aug 04th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... their bags and leave. Others fall ill and are rescued by children who try desperately to find them a doctor. These are the lives of Chinese white dolphins as depicted by Hong Kong schoolchildren in a drawing competition that attracted 7,000 entries. So Wing-tung, eight, who won the junior division with her drawing of the pollution-plagued dolphin family, said the marine mammals' plight ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/510818/young-artists-express-alarm-white-dolphins-pollution-plight

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