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  1. News - Asia - ENVIRONMENT

    Fatwa issued against hunting of endangered wildlife in Indonesia

    Posted Mar 06th 2014, 12:49pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Jakarta Religious council says trade in endangered species immoral and sinful Indonesia’s top Islamic clerical body has issued a religious fatwa against the illegal hunting and trade in endangered animals in the country, which the conservation group the WWF hailed as the world’s first. The fatwa by the Indonesian Ulema Council declares such activities ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Three in four parents against gay rights, finds poll by conservative Christian group

    Posted Jun 28th 2014, 03:41am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Shirley Zhao shirley.zhao@scmp.com Conservative Christian group finds traditional views are heading for conflict with the young and liberal; but research method is questioned Poll: ... by a conservative Christian group indicates. But the Society for Truth and Light said a more liberal trend was noted among younger parents which could eventually lead to conflict with traditional values. ...

  3. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Gays rally in Singapore despite opposition from religious conservatives

    Posted Jun 28th 2014, 07:52pm by AFP

    ... with the crowd forming a giant pink dot after dusk by holding LED lights. Participants brushed off counter movements by Christian and Muslim conservatives opposing the city state's growing gay ... that Singapore is deeply conservative and thus gay people don't have a place here and shouldn't have equal rights. Where's the evidence for that? Surely it's not this annual Pink Dot ...

  4. News - World - NATURE

    Hawaii’s harvesting of aquarium fish targeted by conservation group

    Posted Jun 27th 2014, 09:54pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Honolulu Pacific island's supply of tropical fish for tanks around globe targeted by conservation group, which claims trade is damaging coral reefs Aquarium fish ... reefs. Mike Long, of the US-based Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, which is spearheading the campaign, said: "In this day and age, where the ocean faces a crisis... there's absolutely ...

  5. Business - China Business - ENERGY EFFICIENCY

    Weldtech rides mainland energy conservation wave

    Posted Jun 18th 2014, 02:29pm by Eric Ng

    ... Eric Ng eric.mpng@scmp.com Shanghai-based provider of conservation services for central air-conditioning systems steps up projects target amid helpful policies Weldtech aims to gain from China's energy saving goals Weldtech Technology, a Shanghai-based provider of energy conservation services for central air-conditioning systems, plans to spend more than HK$200 million this year ...

  6. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Cultural exchange event shows conservation in Hong Kong and Penang has gone in different directions

    Posted Jun 15th 2014, 11:52am by Andrew Sun

    ... Andrew Sun Conservation in Hong Kong and Penang has gone in different directions even though the islands share many similarities, writes Andrew Sun Two states, two systems This year's ... celebrity shoe designer and Penang native Jimmy Choo Yeang Keat showed up at a one-day symposium on heritage conservation and restoration during last weekend's event. "It seems like ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - ART

    Pandas arrive to offer a conservation message that's black and white

    Posted Jun 10th 2014, 03:22am by Johnny Tam and Michael de Waal-Montgomery

    ... Johnny Tam and Michael de Waal-Montgomery Panda invasion may be cute, but their creator stresses their serious side A conservation message in black and white Papier-mâché pandas were already winning the hearts of Hongkongers as they checked in at the airport yesterday. But their creator says he hopes fans focus on conservation, not cuteness. About 400 of the 1,600 panda ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - CONSERVATION

    Government should not rely on public to fund heritage conservation: advisor

    Posted Jun 06th 2014, 12:03pm by FANNY FUNG

    ... The Conservancy Association put forward its view on the third day of the Antiquities Advisory Board's public consultation on how to preserve private historic buildings. It came ... Hongkongers' charitable side. The Conservancy Association was responding to a question in the consultation document that asked: "Do you think that we should provide more incentives to private ...

  9. News - China - HERITAGE

    Liuliqu villagers say conservation status has denied them benefits of development

    Posted Jun 03rd 2014, 02:26am by MANDY ZUO

    ... Mandy Zuo mandy.zuo@scmp.com Residents of scenic Liuliqu outside Beijing complain that the village's special conservation status has denied it the benefits of development The village ... traditional manufacture of glazed tiles as well as being a historical landmark- but it is the latter role that is proving controversial. Its status as a conservation area- accorded by the central ...

  10. Magazines - Post Magazine - TRAVEL

    Conservation starters: Cape Town

    Posted May 31st 2014, 11:58pm by Martin Williams

    ... Words and pictures by Martin Williams Conservation starters Wow! Across the bay lie green hills and a headland topped by a craggy summit, below which is a fishing town, all under a blue sky ... town)- which is on the opposite side of the peninsula to Simon's Town. Scarborough's residents have developed it into a conservation village and it proves to be a beautiful place, ...




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