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  1. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1526540/government-should-not-rely-public-fund-heritage-conservation-advisor
  2. News - Hong Kong - CONSERVATION

    Heritage village Kat Hing Wai offers an intriguing gateway to the past

    Posted Apr 25th 2013, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng joyce.ng@scmp.com An intriguing gateway to the past With an intact enclosure and an intriguing history surrounding its iron gates, Kat Hing Wai is one of the highest-scoring villages in the government's grading exercise of historic sites. Th ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1222493/heritage-village-kat-hing-wai-offers-intriguing-gateway-past
  3. News - World - CONSERVATION

    Abu Dhabi crown prince joins US$80 million effort to save big cats

    Posted Jun 02nd 2014, 08:44pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Dubai Crown prince and other global donors pledge US$80 million for conservation effort Abu Dhabi sheikh joins bid to save big cats The crown prince of the oil-rich Middle Eastern emirate of Abu Dhabi and other international donors have committed a combined US$80 million to fund the conservation of tigers and other wild cats whose survival is under threat. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1523921/abu-dhabi-crown-prince-joins-us80-million-effort-save-big-cats
  4. News - Asia - CONSERVATION

    Google Glass and drones leading the fight against poaching in Nepal

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 12:20am by BIBEK BHANDARI

    ... Bibek Bhandari in Kathmandu Conservation group experimenting with Google Glass and drones to protect endangered species Technology leading the fight against poaching An animal welfare ... of Google's Giving Through Glass initiative, a custom-made application was designed for Glass with animal conservation in mind. Home to several vulnerable and endangered species such as rhinos, tigers ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1545180/technology-leading-fight-against-poaching-nepal
  5. News - Hong Kong - CONSERVATION

    Green advisers say Mau Ping enclave deserves better protection

    Posted Jun 14th 2014, 04:15am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... has drawn fire from its green advisers who ask whether conservation officials have twisted the assessment rules. The doubts were raised at a Country and Marine Parks Board meeting yesterday ... natural stream when the government rolled out its updated nature conservation policy in 2004. Top of the list is the Mai Po Nature Reserve. But the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1531971/green-advisers-say-mau-ping-enclave-deserves-better-protection
  6. News - Hong Kong - CONSERVATION

    Protesters urge Hong Kong Museum of Art to remove ivory and rhino horn exhibits

    Posted Jul 06th 2014, 02:35pm by Phila Siu

    ... Phila Siu phila.siu@scmp.com Rally against exhibition of artefacts made from rhino and elephant parts Protesters lock horns with museum About 20 people gathered outside the Museum of Art in Tsim Sha Tsui yesterday morning to protest against an exhibition ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1548012/protesters-urge-hk-museum-art-remove-ivory-and-rhino-horn-exhibits
  7. News - Hong Kong - CONSERVATION

    Planning board shrinks zones for village houses in country-park enclaves

    Posted Jul 04th 2014, 05:27pm by Fanny W. Y. Fung and Cheung Chi-fai

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung and Cheung Chi-fai Park enclave housing zones reduced The Town Planning Board has approved cuts of up to 59 per cent to land reserved for small houses in three country park enclaves. The largest reduction is at Pak Lap, in the Sai Kung Ea ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1546626/planning-board-shrinks-zones-village-houses-country-park-enclaves
  8. News - China Insider - CONSERVATION

    Former basketball star Yao Ming calls for protection of sea turtles

    Posted Jun 17th 2014, 12:48pm by Chris Luo

    ... to the sea creatures. The event, co-hosted by charity Sea Turtles 911 and Hainan Normal University in China’s southernmost Hainan province, aimed to expand conservation efforts and educate local ... to the ongoing marine conservation movement in China. “We have to work together to convince more people to join our journey to reach a beautiful future,” he said. The basketball-player-turned ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1534600/former-basketball-star-yao-ming-calls-protection-sea-turtles
  9. 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

    ... and data," said Hung, chairman of the Dolphin Conservation Society. Hung studied under the other expert commissioned by the authority, Dr Thomas Jefferson. Jefferson had studied under Wursig. Hung ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1541987/us-consultant-believes-dolphins-will-return-after-third-runway-built
  10. News - Hong Kong - CONSERVATION

    Pink dolphins spotted just 3 times this year, conservationists say

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

    ... 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, ... with the Sha Chau and Lung Kwu Chau Marine Park as a way of "compensating" for the loss of dolphin habitat, WWF-Hong Kong assistant conservation manager Samantha Lee Klaus said. "We ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1531044/pink-dolphins-spotted-just-3-times-year-conservationists-say

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