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  1. Lack of awareness for conservation body

    Posted Oct 29th 2007, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... a survey on the development of heritage conservation in Hong Kong conducted by the University of Southern Queensland this month revealed. Some 77 per cent of the 552 people polled agreed that the AMO should be turned into an independent body to oversee conservation matters. Just over half of the respondents said they were satisfied with the work of the AMO, while 30 per cent said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/613431/lack-awareness-conservation-body
  2. Call for more action on conservation

    Posted Jan 12th 2007, 12:00am by Michelle Chan

    ... Michelle Chan Many people in Hong Kong think wildlife conservation is important, but the majority have not done anything about it, a survey has revealed. The survey, commissioned by the Ocean Park Conservation Foundation Hong Kong, was aimed at getting a better understanding of how the public feels about environmental protection. Conducted by the University of Hong Kong's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/578359/call-more-action-conservation
  3. Where conservation exists in name only

    Posted Sep 11th 2007, 12:00am by Markus Shaw

    ... Markus Shaw The Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department is an anachronism. Agriculture hardly exists in Hong Kong any longer. Fisheries have collapsed for lack of any effective management by the department responsible for it. As for conservation, one is often left wondering why it continues to keep such strange bedfellows. The supposed champion of conservation ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/607446/where-conservation-exists-name-only
  4. Government should develop conservation areas in HK

    Posted Sep 04th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The recent controversies surrounding heritage conservation highlight one of the major flaws in the Antiquities and Monuments Ordinance- the fact that only individual 'monuments' ... with current theory and practice in both the heritage conservation community and cities around the world. In fact, even when enacted in 1976 the Antiquities and Monuments Ordinance was out of step ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/606636/government-should-develop-conservation-areas-hk
  5. Tai O proposal has not balanced development with conservation

    Posted Nov 05th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... O redevelopment', October 28). The proposed redevelopment plan has not managed to maintain a balance between redevelopment and natural conservation. Unlike heritage conservation, there are no physical entities to be conserved and there is no history to be preserved. For heritage conservation, it might be necessary to inject new elements into the old fabric of the buildings. Possible new elements ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/614388/tai-o-proposal-has-not-balanced-development-conservation
  6. Public funds for conservation 'unsustainable'

    Posted Sep 24th 2007, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam Using public money to buy historic buildings is not a sustainable conservation policy, an Antiquities Advisory Board member said yesterday. Greg Wong Chak-yan said the government ... on the conservation of the 71-year-old King Yin Lei mansion. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/609051/public-funds-conservation-unsustainable
  7. Submissions highlight weaknesses of heritage conservation system

    Posted Aug 08th 2007, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... conservation. Historic buildings are assessed by the Antiquities Advisory Board, which grades them into one of three categories. Grade one structures, such as the Queen's Pier, are regarded ... and conservation, were experts. Some of the advisory board's meetings were opened to the public from 2005 but unlike the Town Planning Board, its decisions are not necessarily adopted by the government ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/603397/submissions-highlight-weaknesses-heritage-conservation-system
  8. Planning body calls for conservation zones to protect historic buildings

    Posted Apr 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Chloe Lai The Antiquities and Monuments Office should be placed under the Housing, Planning and Lands Bureau if comprehensive heritage conservation is to be achieved, according to town ... conservation zone'. The group sent its views on heritage conservation to the Home Affairs Bureau last week and called the government's renewed public consultation on the issue ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/587567/planning-body-calls-conservation-zones-protect-historic-buildings
  9. HK$4m saved in energy conservation contest

    Posted Nov 12th 2007, 12:00am by Dennis Chong

    ... Dennis Chong A two-month energy conservation contest saved HK$4 million in electricity bills and cut carbon dioxide emissions by 3,018 tonnes, Friends of the Earth said. The contest involved 400 housing estates, 80 schools and 500 families. One family slashed HK$877 off its electricity bill by setting air conditioners at a higher temperature. Another used 37 per cent less ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/615292/hk4m-saved-energy-conservation-contest
  10. Conservation measures to lead attack on power usage

    Posted Dec 27th 2007, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... Klaudia Lee Beijing targets energy-intensive industries, coal pollution The mainland pledged to enhance its much-criticised energy efficiency by putting forward various conservation ... management has resulted in higher energy consumption per unit of GDP.' To promote conservation, it stresses that the mainland should try to develop hi- and new-tech industries and set strict ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/620899/conservation-measures-lead-attack-power-usage

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