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  1. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Rare seahorses found living in river estuaries off Lantau and Sai Kung

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 06:21am by Ernest Kao

    ... development An 18-month study by green groups has found seahorses and pipefish living in river estuaries off Lantau Island and Sai Kung. Major breeding grounds include Tung Chung Bay and the waters around Tap Mun (Grass Island), including Hoi Ha Wan Marine Park and Fung Wong Wat, according to the Eco-Education & Resources Centre and Green Power study. The findings shed light ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1480929/green-study-reveals-rare-seahorses-risk-government-development
  2. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    Fishing nations scale back protection of Antarctic waters

    Posted Sep 12th 2013, 12:00am by NYT

    ... by 40 per cent to gain the support of member nations on the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources, the international body that sets conservation policy ... The New York Times Ocean reserve planis reduced following opposition from big fishing fleet nations Antarctic protection proposal scaled back A proposal by the United States and New ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1308450/fishing-nations-force-scaling-back-antarctic-waters-protection-proposal
  3. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Compensation deal struck for clean-up of plastic pellets spilled in typhoon

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 05:12am by Ada Lee, CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... in cluding those responsible for food and environmental hygiene, leisure and cultural services, agriculture, fisheries and conservation and environmental protection, and the Marine Department, were ... with an unidentified party over the cost of the clean-up of a massive spill of plastic pellets in the city's waters during one of the most powerful typhoons to hit in recent years. The Marine Department ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1470007/compensation-deal-struck-clean-plastic-pellets-spilled-typhoon
  4. News - Asia - ENVIRONMENT

    Fatwa issued against hunting of endangered wildlife in Indonesia

    Posted Mar 06th 2014, 12:49pm by AFP

    ... hunting and trade in endangered animals in the country, which the conservation group the WWF hailed as the world’s first. The fatwa by the Indonesian Ulema Council declares such activities ... to humans, but also includes God’s other living creatures, especially if they die in vain.” The country of 250 million people is the world’s most populous Muslim nation, but it remained unclear ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1441747/fatwa-issued-against-hunting-endangered-wildlife-indonesia
  5. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Loopholes in protection of two key wildlife sites: Conservancy Association

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 03:16am by Cheung Chi Fai

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Loopholes in plans to protect areas in Tuen Mun and South Lantau, says Conservancy Association Two sensitive habitats, but no real protection A green group is calling on conservation officials to plug loopholes in protection measures for ecologically sensitive areas in Tuen Mun and South Lantau. They said if the loopholes remained, they would ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1486130/loopholes-protection-two-key-wildlife-sites-conservancy-association
  6. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Ban shark fin imports, Philippine Airlines urged after 'illegal' shipment found in Sheung Wan

    Posted Apr 17th 2014, 07:06pm by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... development by allowing carriage of shark fins and related products on flights from Manila to Hong Kong. It was written after a WildLifeRisk, a Hong Kong conservation group, and FinsAttached, ... transported as cargo into Hong Kong on Philippine Airlines flights are directly leading to the endangerment of shark species and the marine environment in Asia and beyond,” the letter says. “We need ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1486043/philippine-airlines-urged-halt-shark-fin-cargo-after-65-tonne
  7. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Algae that caused Hong Kong red tide could harm fish and humans that eat them

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 03:16am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... harmful to fish and the humans who eat them, the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department said. Tests on samples taken by the department in the East Lamma Channel found that Prorocentrum ... by Marine Police in the East Lamma Channel, including waters off Cyberport and South Horizons, on Saturday. Tests showed the East Lamma Channel red tide was formed by algae species Pseudo-nitzschia ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1486206/algae-species-behind-red-tide-linked-toxic-fish
  8. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    Rising carbon dioxide in oceans makes fish lose fear of predators, scientists say

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 10:03pm by GDN

    ... The Guardian Why fish are losing fear of predators Escalating carbon dioxide emissions will cause fish to lose their fear of predators, potentially damaging the entire marine food chain, joint Australian and US research has found. A study by the Australian Institute of Marine Science (Aims), James Cook University and the Georgia Institute of Technology found the behaviour ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1482401/rising-carbon-dioxide-oceans-makes-fish-lose-fear-predators-scientists
  9. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    China seeks solution to providing clean drinking water supplies

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 05:06pm by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... be costly and some experts question whether the central government would be prepared to commit sufficient resources to the funding. They also wonder if replacement is the most efficient solution. ... pathogens could have gone unnoticed, Guan said. The rising living standard on the mainland had raised public expectations for water hygiene, he said, and the government felt pressure to raise ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1486936/china-seeks-solution-providing-clean-drinking-water-supplies
  10. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Shark fin trade from Hong Kong to China drops almost 90 per cent in one year

    Posted Apr 08th 2014, 06:36pm by Ernest Kao

    ... under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). Ricky Leung Lak-kee, chairman of the Hong Kong Marine Products Association, said the local ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1469412/hong-kong-shark-fin-imports-fall-35pc

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