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  1. HK set to adopt convention on GM trade

    Posted Oct 20th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The biodiversity convention sets out a framework for the conservation of species and natural habitats, while the protocol aims to protect biodiversity from the impact of cross-border movement of so-called ... but ignore the environmental ones,' he said. Bryan Bachner, an environmental law professor at City University, said the convention would help Hong Kong to revamp its environment and conservation ...

  2. Conservation group says nature site review needs to be broader

    Posted Oct 17th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the conservation of public land, genetic and species diversity [and] marine biodiversity,' Mr Lau said. The environmental group also said it was too early for the government to rule out expropriating ... about 12 sites located across the territory. The group also suggested a trust be set up to provide financial resources to help conserve these sites in the long term. ...

  3. Marine scientist remembers the days of pristine coastlines

    Posted Oct 13th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... called for a number of marine conservation zones to be set up - an idea that was rejected by colonial officials. He says that while the government protected land resources by designating 40 per ... to change for the worse, and that led to Professor Morton dedicating nearly half of his life to marine science and conservation. Professor Morton, who retired in June from his post as chief of Hong ...

  4. Mission Antarctica

    Posted Sep 24th 2003, 12:00am by Jonathan Powell

    ... and the sub-Antarctic island of South Georgia. Many students take a year off to explore the world a little and get a taste of life detached from the routine of studying for exams. But for James, the option ... in the British military forces. The chief leader is Brigadier David Nicholls, a former Royal Marine and commander of British forces in the 1982 Falklands war conflict with Argentina. The leaders ...

  5. As some provinces swelter, water conservation is on the agenda

    Posted Jul 15th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... One of the ironies that China has long lived with is that while floods regularly ravage many provinces and inundate large areas, other parts of the country are parched for months ... environmentalists say do more harm than good. They say that it would be more effective to introduce policies that encouraged the conservation and reuse of water. Cheng Xiaotao, from the China Institute ...

  6. Ecologists fault scoring system

    Posted Jul 26th 2003, 12:00am by Carrie Chan

    ... Marine parks of high conservation value should be included in plans to rate ecologically important sites, they say An ecology group has called for the inclusion of marine parks ... conservation value in a public poll conducted by his Democratic Party and the Eco-education and Resources Centre. The sites were Tung Ping Chau, Hoi Ha Wan, and the islands of Sha Chau and nearby Lung ...

  7. Feminine touch helps improve people's lives

    Posted Aug 12th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Queen Sirikit, celebrating her 71st birthday today, is proof to the contrary. She has worked tirelessly to improve the lives of her people in an understated manner since marrying King Bhumibol ... on August 12, 1932, the year the kingdom became a constitutional monarchy. Early education of the future Queen took place in Thailand, with a stint at St Francis Xavier convent school. Her father ...

  8. Marine experts endorse mercy killing of young whale

    Posted Jul 23rd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Marine conservation experts yesterday backed a decision by government vets to administer a lethal injection to a young sperm whale which was stranded on a Sai Kung beach on Monday. 'It was the only thing to do to reduce its suffering,' said John Wong Man-kon, chairman of the Hong Kong Marine Conservation Society. Dr Wong and other marine experts said ...

  9. Unesco seeks to protect South China Sea's heritage

    Posted Nov 23rd 2003, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... its expertise in heritage conservation and its internationalism made it an ideal place to be developed into a conservation hub. But he said this depended on the city's resources ... say. These wrecks could throw a new light on history, according to Etienne Clement, Unesco's representative in Cambodia. Objects and inscriptions could offer a glimpse into the lives ...

  10. How to protect Hong Kong's biodiversity

    Posted Jan 01st 2004, 12:00am by Bryan Bachner

    ... and provide for the sharing of benefits arising from the exploitation of biological resources in a fair manner. It advances conventional regulatory approaches to the conservation of biodiversity. That is because it recognises that natural resources are a common concern of humanity, and that any rational conservation policy must acknowledge the relevance of development policy. The convention ...




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