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  1. Park pledges resources for research

    Posted Jan 14th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... JESSIE HUI More resources from the Ocean Park Conservation Foundation (OPCF) will be allocated to the regeneration of marine ecology in South Asia after the disastrous tsunami. Over the past 10 years, the OPCF has supported more than 50 scientific research projects on the conservation and management of marine mammals and their natural habitats in the Southeast Asian region. ...

  2. Strong support for no-take marine zones

    Posted Sep 10th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... are the most damaging activities to the marine environment, they say. In the WWF Hong Kong poll, made by TNS, 932 people aged 15 to 65 were asked about marine conservation. WWF said the results showed strong public support for its Save Our Seas proposal, which aims to ban fishing in Port Shelter, Tolo Harbour and Channel and all marine parks, to reverse depletion of fisheries resources ...

  3. Students 'Swim' with dolphins

    Posted Apr 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... worthwhile.' The pair were among six Swims students who won sponsorship from Ocean Park Conservation Foundation (OPCF) for a marine mammal conservation trip to Cambodia. The other four students joined a 13-day Marine Mammal Stranding Network, co-organised by the Fisheries Department of Cambodia, to obtain first-hand information on the status of marine mammal conservation in the area. ...

  4. Study has good news for dolphins

    Posted May 21st 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Conservation Society tested six biopsy samples taken from live white dolphins for the first time last year. The samples contained the pollutant DDT- a banned chemical used in pesticides- and PCBs. 'Definitely, we could tell from this study the dolphin is affected by marine pollution,' said researcher Samuel Hung Ka-yiu. 'We have found the existence of DDT and PCB in their tissues, ...

  5. CRE's Charley Song lives up to killer instinct

    Posted Mar 14th 2005, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... Denise Tsang New chief will do what it takes to make China Resources the mainland's leading retailer FOR ALL PARTIES concerned, it must have been similar to an alien encounter. ... University, spoke limited Cantonese and wanted to buy their land. His name was Charley Song Lin and he was a management trainee with the State Council's overseas investment arm, China Resources ...

  6. Lions convention to bring a roaring trade

    Posted Feb 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Winnie Yeung

    ... at $1,375.50, the 20,000 visitors should generate more than $190 million. But that could be a conservative estimate- more than $500 million was spent by participants at the 1992 convention. 'We ... Winnie Yeung The 88th Lions Club International Convention is expected to attract 20,000 visitors and inject at least $190 million into the local economy when it is staged in June and July. ...

  7. WWF makes a drama of marine life

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

    ... and the importance of conservation. The campaign, Ocean's 10, is funded by a $550,000 donation from Morgan Stanley and its staff, and features 10 selected marine species found in Hong Kong waters. It will run over three years. In the first project, from November to March, 100 schools will explore marine conservation through theatre and visual arts. HKYAF will send professional actors ...

  8. Evidence exposes HK link to African tyrant

    Posted Jan 01st 2006, 12:00am by Niki Law

    ... A Panamanian-registered ship, the MV Antarctic Mariner- which prosecutors allege was used to smuggle weapons from China to Liberia via Hong Kong- has been identified. The Marine Department confirmed the ship last ... of Global Star (Asia). 'They have also compiled a list of members working on the special ship MV Antarctic Mariner- which we believe was used to smuggle weapons. We have asked our Hong Kong ...

  9. Threat to marine life a public issue

    Posted Sep 13th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Fanny Wu THE majority of Hong Kong people are aware of marine conservation issues and strongly support the implementation of no-take zones, according to a survey conducted by the World ... it is the government's responsibility to protect the marine environment and biodiversity. WWF Hong Kong conservation director Andy Cornish said the survey results were very encouraging and showed strong public ...

  10. Anti-whaling lobby courts Beijing as conservation vote looms

    Posted Jun 06th 2005, 12:00am by Benjamin Robertson

    ... countries, whaling nation Japan could this year have a majority and win approval for plans to expand its whaling operations. These include extending whaling activities in the Antarctic region ...




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