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  1. News - Asia - MALAYSIA

    Malaysian opposition averts split as PAS backs Anwar Ibrahim

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 04:14am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Kuala Lumpur De factor leader of Pakatan Rakyat, Anwar Ibrahim, had faced rift with its conservative coalition partner PAS over his wife's appointment ... the country since independence. But an impasse over this key political appointment put the conservative PAS on a collision course with its two more secular partners, reigniting doubts over ...

  2. News - World - CONSERVATION

    Whistle-blowing website WildLeaks targets 'protected elite' of poachers

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 01:13am by AFP

    ... shared with trusted conservation organisations that specialise in the area. Some were also investigated in house. Two WildLeaks investigations have already been launched, with another two set ...

  3. Comment - Letters

    Department failing to stop pollution of pristine Hoi Ha Wan

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 02:46am by LETTERS

    ... sensitive to chemicals. Adding more toxic chemicals and waste products to Hoi Ha Wan waters will impact on marine life negatively. The Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department declined ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Shark sighting closes Lamma beaches for 24 hours

    Posted Aug 16th 2014, 03:45pm by Jennifer Ngo

    ... the checks. While bigger sharks were unlikely to return, the city could see more small sharks after a trawling ban began at the start of last year, Samantha Lee Klaus, assistant conservation manager ... Twelve beaches were closed in July 2012 when the fin of a shark was seen off Lamma, and last year, a 1.8-metre silvertip shark was caught on film near Sai Kung. Conservation experts said shark ...

  5. News - China - PEARL BRIEFING

    Why conservation is still not taken seriously by cadres in southern China

    Posted Nov 30th 2013, 04:02am by Li Jing

    ... Li Jing Rampant demand for rare wildlife as food is driving a clandestine trade often aided with the complicity of law enforcement Why conservation is still a dirty word A year ago, ... is now officially as rare as the giant panda. The International Union for Conservation of Nature this week revised the status of the migratory birds, also known as rice birds by Guangdong diners, ...

  6. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, August 19, 2014

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 05:17am by LETTERS

    ... from a different angle. I disagreed with the letter from Dr J. K. F Yao (" Only way to conserve Peak property is to keep it as residence ", August 2) opposing the hotel development project at 27 Lugard Road. He said that "anyone genuinely concerned about conservation would keep the house as it is, as a family residence". Many world heritages have been revitalised ...

  7. News - Hong Kong

    Lawmakers hits out at 'lazy' policy on country parks amid conservation row

    Posted Nov 19th 2013, 05:13am by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com DAB's Elizabeth Quat accuses government of putting conservation before villagers' needs Country park policy 'lazy', says lawmaker A lawmaker has accused the government of adopting "lazy policy" by putting conservation in country parks ahead of the needs of villagers. Regardless of whether an attempt to incorporate Tai ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHO SAID IT?

    Who said it?

    Posted Aug 07th 2014, 05:27am by STAFF

    ... This hugely profitable illicit activity [reverses] decades of hard-won conservation gains U.S. interior secretary Sally Jewell on elephant and rhino poaching in Africa   It would be good to have regular mandatory testing for GM on imported food Consumer Council chief executive Gilly Wong on the lack of data in Hong Kong on GM foods   Now everyone knows what it's like [to ...

  9. Property - Hong Kong & China - DEVELOPMENT

    More bidders for big Kwun Tong redevelopment after URA eases terms

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 11:41pm by Yvonne Liu

    ... "Although property sales have improved recently, developers remain conservative in bidding for land, particularly for sites that are large or have complicated development terms," said Vincent ...




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