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  1. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    South Africa mulls legal trade in rhino horns in bid to defeat poaching

    Posted Nov 13th 2014, 10:44pm by AFP

    ... providing cash to plough back into conservation efforts. Demand for rhinoceros horn has skyrocketed in recent years, largely driven by the market in Asia, where the powdered horn is valued for its ... the loss of a family member." Internationally, the rhino-horn trade was banned by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (Cites) in 1977. But a domestic trade continued ...

  2. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    Half the world's wild animals have been wiped out since 1970

    Posted Sep 30th 2014, 10:23pm by GDN

    ... of conservation. "If we get [our response] right, we will have a safe and sustainable way of life." If not, he added, the overuse of resources would ultimately lead to conflicts. He said ... Living Planet report calculates humanity's "ecological footprint"- the scale at which it is using up natural resources. Currently, the global population is cutting down trees ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE: ANALYSIS

    Pledging to safeguard Hong Kong's heritage won't save traditions from dying out, critics fear

    Posted Jun 19th 2014, 02:50am by Vivienne Chow

    ... for arts and cultural development, heritage conservation and subsequent cultural and creative industries as well as cultural tourism, they say. "The government only handles culture from ... intrinsic value that is important to a society's identity and knowledge," he said, adding that resources were allocated on a piecemeal basis. In policy recommendations drafted in 2003 ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    The 480 things that represent Hong Kong's culture: list unveiled after seven years' work

    Posted Jun 17th 2014, 04:43pm by Denise Tsang, Johnny Tam, Olga Wong

    ... and teacher said yesterday. “The government should do more by allocating resources to preserve the living heritages.” Ip applied to mainland authorities last year for Yip Man wing chun ... of Cheung Chau island, is excited that her clan's traditional dish, vegetable tea, is part of the city's living heritage. "It takes several days to prepare the dish, which has about ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Full text: CY Leung’s 2014 Annual Report

    Posted Jun 24th 2014, 09:49pm

    ... needs. We hope that all Hongkongers will enjoy the opportunity to realise their potential and live out their aspirations. Over the past two years, the Government has worked hard to sustain our ... investors, overseas Central Banks and monetary authorities on 21 May 2014. • Provided a comparable taxation framework for Islamic bonds vis-à-vis conventional bonds in July 2013 to enhance Hong ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - white paper

    Full text: Chinese State Council white paper on ‘One Country, Two Systems’ policy in Hong Kong

    Posted Jun 10th 2014, 12:25pm

    ... includes properly handling legal issues involving Hong Kong, such as the application of international conventions in Hong Kong. The number of multilateral treaties and amendments that have become ... taxation and judicial assistance has reached 338. The central government assists the HKSAR in accepting reviews on the implementation of international conventions, supports it in maintaining ...

  8. News - Asia - CONSERVATION

    Japanese whalers hint at plans to resume hunts after UN court ban

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 10:27pm by Reuters

    ... as a marine resource that, after the second world war, was an important protein source for an impoverished nation. Japan also conducts separate hunts in the northern Pacific, while its fishermen ... Reuters in Tokyo Court papers issued in the US against Sea Shepherd hint at plans for a modified season Japanese whalers expect to resume Antarctic hunts The group that conducts ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Protection urged for home of rare fish

    Posted Apr 22nd 2014, 03:38am by Cheung Chi Fai

    ... of rare fish The possible home of the endangered and highly priced Hong Kong grouper in Sai Kung should be turned into a marine park to better conserve the species of fish, green groups say. The call came after the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department took the area in Port Shelter off the priority list for designation as a marine park, saying further discussions were ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - EXHIBITIONS

    Ocean Park's new additions: small fry, but a big deal in the seahorse world

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 05:19am by Johnny Tam

    ... for the first time. The fry- 10 potbelly seahorses, 28 broadnosed pipefish and 15 black-striped pipefish- were born late last month in the marine park, along with two more of each pipefish species which ... Lives of Seahorses", which is part of the park's Animal Discovery Fest that runs until May 11. Adult potbelly seahorses were imported from Singapore while adult broadnosed ...




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