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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. 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 ...

  3. Hong Kong should begin to conserve water now

    Posted Nov 02nd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for environmental sustainability should not be limited to concerns regarding air quality, but extend to all shared and common resources, including the availability of fresh water. Today there are between 40 and 50 million people living and working in the delta. While closer economic co-operation within the delta, such as through the Closer Economic Partnership Arrangement, or the construction ...

  4. green living

    Posted Mar 17th 2009, 12:00am by Sara Yin

    ... Sara Yin Fresh water is a precious resource in Hong Kong, and we all need to do as much as we can to preserve it. Although water shortages are not as immediate a problem as climate change, we shouldn't wait until the last minute to do something about it. The most obvious place to start saving water is at home. Here are a few simple tips that will allow you to conserve ...

  5. Letters

    Posted Mar 28th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... a population living and working in a part of the only planet we have. It is time to shift our collective awareness and consciousness to take action so that we ensure we don't all wake up one day with deep regret at the loss of our home when it is too late. The planet is not a resource, it is finite. The oceans the sky and the land are in a desperate almost irreversible state of collapse. ...

  6. Beijing to make better use of water resources

    Posted Mar 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... management and conservation. Critics have said the ministry has allocated too much funding to large-scale, aggressive water exploitation projects while leaving scant resources for sustainable ... and that some of them would demand a large supply of water. 'Co-ordinating economic development with water resources conservation is difficult,' he said. ...

  7. Letters

    Posted Sep 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to restrict developments near marine parks. Profit should not be an issue. It is imperative that these areas are conserved. Luk Wing-shan, Ho Man Tin Leave pristine area alone I strongly disagree ... will get better. They could certainly help to reduce roadside pollution for pedestrians. I believe the cost of using electricity to power vehicles is less than conventional fuel. The money saved ...

  8. Open season on ocean creatures in HK waters

    Posted Jul 27th 2008, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... never been exercised. The only protection for marine species arises from their inclusion in a schedule of endangered and threatened animals appended to the Convention on International Trade ... could not identify a single occasion when a person had been prosecuted for killing a protected fish species. Marine biologist Andy Cornish of conservation group WWF said the episode had ...

  9. Marine Police founding member put others first

    Posted Jan 26th 2004, 12:00am by Hannah Lee

    ... Maritimes. His starting pay was $300 a month and it increased to $350 after three months, $50 of which he sent to his mother who lived on the mainland. Apart from witnessing the first incoming Japanese in 1941 as one of the Hong Kong Volunteers, he was also one of the founding members of the Hong Kong Marine Police when 80 keen yachtsmen launched the water force. Before his death, he ...

  10. Geopark to enforce tougher standards

    Posted Jan 28th 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... artificial structures being sited on rocks, a conservation officer says. The planning guideline, laid down by the central government's Ministry of Land and Resources in November, calls for stricter conservation measures in national geopark management. The ministry acknowledged that past planning strategies were inadequate to achieve sustainability in geoparks. Parks have been damaged ...




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