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  1. Conservation fight looms over Soko Islands

    Posted Jul 12th 2006, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... Denise Tsang Diving site reported to be favoured for natural gas terminal The government prefers the Soko Islands, a favoured diving site south of Lantau, as the site for power generator CLP Holdings' planned liquefied natural gas terminal- setting t ...

  2. Ferries threat to dolphins, study finds

    Posted Jun 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Lo Wei Wei.lo@scmp.com Boat traffic and underwater noise in Hong Kong waters is proving too much for Chinese white dolphins, and has steadily driven down their numbers over the past decade, according to a study released yesterday. The Hong Kong Dolphin Conservation Society report found the drop in numbers was especially marked in 2003/04 and 2007/08- falling 23 per cent ...

  3. Art contest focuses on drive to save dolphins

    Posted Oct 03rd 2005, 12:00am by Lilian Goh

    ... Lilian Goh An art competition aims to encourage the public to express their love for dolphins and show their creative talents at the same time. The Hong Kong Dolphin Conservation Society and the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department (AFCD) have jointly launched a competition- which is now open for entries- based on Chinese white dolphins in Hong Kong waters. The Portraits ...

  4. Lamma island marina bid is thrown out

    Posted Dec 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... 85 hectares of green and marine areas in Tung O Wan and included plans for an international yachting base with 500 berths. The scheme encroached on conservation areas and would have needed ... an undesirable precedent for similar applications in the south of Lamma and would attract similar applications for development in conservation-related zones,' the Planning Department said. ...

  5. Green groups plead against incinerator site

    Posted Mar 18th 2011, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... asking for permission to build the incinerator,' said Alan Leung Sze-lun, the group's conservation manager. Leung said the government itself had proposed Shek Kwu Chau as a conservation ... according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature, in waters near Shek Kwu Chau. This is one-third of Hong Kong's porpoise population. Leung is also concerned that building ...

  6. Buffaloes bring back fond memories

    Posted Mar 08th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Last year, the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department (AFCD) removed 12 water buffaloes from Lantau. They were removed following a complaint that the buffaloes were a threat to public safety and destroying villagers' crops. But some residents were angry at the AFCD. In my opinion, if the buffaloes really are a threat to public safety, their removal is necessary. ...

  7. Cruel incompetence

    Posted Apr 17th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kevin Sinclair What organisation in Hong Kong can successfully round up a few placid cattle and truck them 30km? You would think it would be the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department. You would be totally wrong. Witness the fate of the buffaloes of Shap Long near Chi Ma Wan on Lantau. A few weeks ago, a gang despatched by the department descended on these harmless ...

  8. Developing Lantau a delicate task

    Posted Jan 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... centre. While a conservation and recreation strategy has been adopted towards the island's south, a concrete sprawl is evolving along its north and east from Hong Kong International Airport, ... with preservation and conservation. Plans for the world's largest incinerator on reclaimed land next to Shek Kwu Chau off south Lantau do not fit that approach. Lantau's views will be blighted ...

  9. Probe in death of finless porpoise

    Posted Jan 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... But this will require laboratory tests, according to the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department. Samuel Hung Ka-yiu, chairman of the Hong Kong Dolphin Conservation Society, who saw photos ...

  10. Swire's green development wins favour

    Posted Jun 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for a columbarium and temple complex at Sha Lo Tung, but some of the other schemes face an uphill struggle. The Swire proposal is coupled with a conservation trust of at least $10 million for managing ... only as part of a package with the conservation proposal. 'It has to be a package deal and nothing is agreed until everything is agreed,' the source said. Proposers of both the Tai Ho ...




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