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  1. Conservation work pays off as black-winged stilts nest and breed in park for first time

    Posted May 06th 2009, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu Black-winged stilts are nesting and breeding at Hong Kong Wetland Park for the first time, thanks to the park's conservation efforts. Photos released yesterday by the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department show a nest on a mudflat at the park, built by a pair of black-winged stilts. The nest was discovered by volunteers stationed at the mudflat hide ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Opportunity exists to end conservation impasse

    Posted Jul 14th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The wetlands of the northwest New Territories play an important role in global ecology by providing shelter for migratory birds from all over the world. Within this area, the 1,500-hectare Mai Po reserve has been recognised by international groups for its ...

  4. Law toothless over private sites in parks

    Posted Jun 24th 2010, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... the law as it can be seen as an agricultural activity. Both the Lands Department and the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department said the government can stop owners from building houses ... The government should amend the law to extend protection [of country parks] to private sites,' Peter Li Siu-man, the campaign manager of the Conservancy Association, said. 'The government can ...

  5. Weather no obstacle for racers

    Posted Oct 27th 2008, 12:00am by Wong Yat-Hei

    ... Wong Yat-hei The Asia Miles Eco Action Asia Adventure attracted about 350 participants this year. It raised more than HK$75,000 and highlighted Hong Kong people's commitment to environmental protection. The event was held on October 5 to raise funds for Action Asia Foundation, the Ocean Park Conservation Foundation and the Hong Kong Dolphin Conservation Society. There were two ...

  6. Groups still seeking clarification on dolphins

    Posted Mar 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... the airline's. Hong Kng Airlines also did not respond to requests for comment. Samuel Hung of the Hong Kong Dolphin Conservation Society, who has led the campaign against the dolphin shipments, said: ...

  7. The Dragon keeper

    Posted Jan 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... child for increasing public awareness of the importance of heritage conservation in Hong Kong. Lee's fight to save the garden was full of drama. But her change of career from digital ... the campaign to save the Star Ferry pier. It played an important part in promoting awareness of heritage conservation in Hong Kong. Lee says her transition to conservation in order to save the garden ...

  8. Nature's wealth

    Posted May 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Joyee Chan By this time of the year, Mai Po's black-faced spoonbills are off to the north. Yet the wetland is anything but deserted and silent. As the sun sinks behind the horizon, the landscape comes alive with sound as choruses of frogs, crickets a ...

  9. Lai See

    Posted Aug 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... called the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Conservation Scheme. This, according to the EPD, ensures the conservation of 'high-priority sites such as Sha Lo Tung by packaging long-term conservation action with sustainable, compatible commercial activities within the conservation area and suitable development on adjoining land'. This scheme has the unfortunate distinction ...

  10. Fears for migratory flocks as fish farmers' nets claim another bird

    Posted Dec 04th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... But it is common for fish farmers with ponds in the western New Territories to install nets and hooks at their ponds to stop birds preying on their fish. Alan Leung Sze-lun, conservation manager for WWF ... this year. The Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department said it would step up patrols and remove nets and hooks. ...




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