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  1. Heritage buildings are better preserved through adaption for everyday use

    Posted Aug 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... which reflects the focus of one of the first international documents on the conservation of built-heritage: the 1972 Unesco Convention Concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural ... as in the cases of the Forbidden City and the Louvre. However, the focus in the conservation of built-heritage, especially that in the urban context, has now shifted to sustaining living heritage valued ...

  2. Banning fishing in marine park could lay foundation for sustainable fishery

    Posted Aug 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... I refer to the letter by Joseph Sham, assistant director of agriculture, fisheries and conservation ('Some fishing allowed in marine parks', August 8). Mr Sham's defence of government actions to protect Hoi Ha Wan Marine Park is a poor attempt to justify a woeful record of environmental protection of Hong Kong's marine resources. When the marine park was set up ...

  3. Watching over dolphins

    Posted Feb 21st 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... facility,' he says. 'People can learn a lot about marine ecosystems there. '[Marine scientists] think very highly of the Monterey Bay Aquarium. I think Ocean Park has the resources ... through the water on their backs. He felt the exhilaration of seeing these magnificent mammals and thought he had learned a great deal about dolphins. Now, as a marine biologist, he knows better. ...

  4. Project 'threatens' Lamma marine life

    Posted Nov 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... the rocky coast where a developer wants to build a luxury villa and a marina. The survey by the Eco-Education & Resources Centre and Green Power suggests the coast has promising marine ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com A huge property development planned for Lamma Island's southeastern coast could destroy one of the last remaining untouched marine ecosystems ...

  5. Organ transplant team aims to conserve resources

    Posted Aug 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ng Yuk-hang yukhang.ng@scmp.com Queen Mary Hospital will set up a special team to handle emergency organ transplants by the end of this year, in order to avoid seconding manpower from general wards and disrupting other scheduled services. A dozen doctors ...

  6. 'Living museum look' a faux pas

    Posted Jun 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Alex Frew McMillan Renovating historic buildings can be a thorny problem. The knee-jerk reaction is to treat them a classic pieces of architecture and to restore them almost as a living museums. But conservation principles have evolved. 'The worst that can be done to a heritage building is to add an antique-looking pastiche to it,' says Professor Lee Ho-yin, director ...

  7. China charts course to project marine power

    Posted Jun 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... over resource-rich areas including the Spratly (Nansha) and Paracel islands in the South China Sea and the Diaoyu Islands, or Senkakus, in the East China Sea. Analysts said Liu's bold ... 'an opportunity to raise global awareness of the current challenges faced by the international community in connection with the oceans'. Elsewhere around the world the focus is on marine ...

  8. Hong Kong is hiding behind spineless conservation treaty

    Posted Jan 06th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... It was upsetting to learn that the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department felt it necessary to stay friends with the industry that trades shark fins ('Officials refuse ... shark's fin dishes from its? la carte menus and internal functions. In contrast, the agriculture department is hiding behind an outdated and ineffective Convention on International Trade ...

  9. Ocean Park's exhibits send important conservation message

    Posted Feb 07th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... panda-related products to the Ocean Park Conservation Foundation, Hong Kong, to support panda habitat rebuilding efforts. Studies show that seeing and interacting with live animals creates an emotional ... to encourage a better understanding and appreciation for the animals that live in the harsh coastal environment. The investment Ocean Park has made on interpretive displays, audiovisual systems ...

  10. Foreign talent could cure hospital resources ills

    Posted May 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... and insufficient resources in the public health care system have dramatically increased staff workloads. These unreasonable work demands can lead to an increase in medical blunders, endangering the safety ... how they want to live their lives and what job they want to take. So it is understandable that public doctors and nurses change jobs to obtain better working conditions and pay. Doctors ...




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