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  1. Trawling ban is Tsang's greatest contribution to conservation

    Posted Nov 09th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... that it will be remembered as the outstanding contribution of Donald Tsang Yam-kuen's administration to conservation. Make no mistake, bottom trawling- which involves dragging a heavy net along the sea floor- ... in the undersea world for far too long. The banning of bottom trawling is a major step in the long road to recovery for our marine environment. The announcement in the policy address was followed ...

  2. HK set to adopt convention on GM trade

    Posted Oct 20th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The biodiversity convention sets out a framework for the conservation of species and natural habitats, while the protocol aims to protect biodiversity from the impact of cross-border movement of so-called ... but ignore the environmental ones,' he said. Bryan Bachner, an environmental law professor at City University, said the convention would help Hong Kong to revamp its environment and conservation ...

  3. Poor track record when it comes to marine conservation

    Posted Jul 05th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in fact reflects the state of Hong Kong's dismal marine conservation efforts. With all its outlying islands surrounded by the South China Sea, Hong Kong boasts a rich and valuable marine ... trawling, which is banned in many countries including Singapore, an island nation often touted as a competitor of this city. Hong Kong also allows fishing in its marine parks and reserves, defeating ...

  4. 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 In contrast, the agriculture department is hiding behind an outdated and ineffective Convention on International Trade ...

  5. Shining a light on deep-sea enigmas

    Posted Nov 01st 2008, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... conservation is just one part of overall environmental protection, and the resources set aside specifically for marine education are comparatively small. 'Local universities have courses in marine ... governments around the world should pump more resources into marine conservation education. 'Local schools can take students on trips to places like Hoi Ha Wan to show them the state of the Hong ...

  6. New strategy to conserve water could save 236m cubic metres annually by 2030

    Posted Nov 13th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai About 236 million cubic metres of water could be saved annually by 2030 under planned measures to conserve precious water resources and reduce the city's reliance ... in conservation before expanding supplies from sources such as commercial scale desalination or water recycling. 'There will be sufficient water supplies in the next 20 years, but that doesn't ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Horsing around under the sea

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

    ... species, five are found in Hong Kong. Michelle Cheung, a marine life expert at the Eco-Education and Resources Centre, is working on the territory's first comprehensive seahorse research ... about seahorses and marine life by joining the 16th Ocean Park Conservation Day this Saturday and Sunday. The theme will be 'Colours of Water'. There will be game booths, graffiti ...

  9. Antarctic challenge

    Posted Oct 13th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... JESSIE HUI TEENAGERS IN Hong Kong are encouraged to visit China's giant ice-breaking ship Xue Long (Snow Dragon) before she sets off on a 150-day trip to the Antarctic ... Long and her 135 crew members,' said renowned female explorer and CPMF founder Rebecca Lee Lok-sze. 'The sea near the Antarctic is very rough. When Xue Long arrives at the Zhong Shan ...

  10. Drowning in shark's fin soup

    Posted Oct 08th 2004, 12:00am by Michael Richardson

    ... the world and demand for their fins for soup, especially in Asia, decimates their ranks. Indeed, one of the new regulations expected to be approved at a conservation meeting taking place in Bangkok, ... the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora. It imposes controls on about 30,000 rare animals and plants to try to ensure their survival. Opening the meeting last ...




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