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  1. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    How to test the waters for dolphins

    Posted Mar 22nd 2013, 12:00am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... the waters for dolphins The city may perform "virtual reclamation" to gauge the effects on endangered marine species of creating new land in the western waters. The idea, floated by the government as an unprecedented move, prompted green activists to cast doubts on its necessity. The intention was to put barriers in the sea to see how dolphins would react, permanent secretary ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1196570/how-test-waters-dolphins
  2. News - Asia

    Outcry by animal welfare group over Singapore casino’s dolphins

    Posted Oct 19th 2012, 03:45pm by Agence France-Presse in Singapore

    ... Agence France-Presse in Singapore Court battle to release dolphins taken from the Solomon Islands Twenty-seven dolphins destined for a Singapore casino resort are at the centre of a court ... released a video on Friday on the depletion of the Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins from the islands as it intensified a campaign for Resorts World Sentosa (RWS) to release the animals – two ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1064899/outcry-animal-welfare-group-over-singapore-casinos-dolphins
  3. Comment - Letters

    Designate marine park now to save dolphins' habitat

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 04:29am by LETTERS

    ... Designate marine park now to save dolphins' habitat I refer to the advert which appeared in the South China Morning Post on August 6 (“Effective measures to conserve Chinese white dolphins”). The views expressed in it are identical to those put forward by the Airport Authority defending the proposed third runway at Hong Kong International Airport. The advert gives ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1573199/designate-marine-park-now-save-dolphins-habitat
  4. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Third runway decision on hold over dolphin habitat concerns

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 04:14am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Airport officials' measures to protect dolphins during building of third airstrip 'unconvincing', says subcommittee studying impact ... and effective measures to mitigate the project's impact on the threatened Chinese white dolphin habitat would be. If the study is approved and the HK$130 billion project is given the go-ahead, some ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1577141/government-advisers-hold-back-giving-nod-third-runway
  5. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Experts slam lack of novel ideas to protect white dolphins from third runway construction

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 04:18am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Government advisers express exasperation at Chek Lap Kok officials' lack of fresh thinking on protecting dolphins if third runway is built ... with "out-of-the-box ideas" to protect the threatened Chinese white dolphin during construction of the proposed third runway. They were speaking on the last of three days' scrutiny ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1576255/experts-slam-lack-novel-ideas-protect-white-dolphins-third-runway
  6. Comment - Letters

    Endangered dolphins deserve better than flawed airport report

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 04:25am by LETTERS

    ... Endangered dolphins deserve better than flawed airport report "Dolphins v Development" has become the overarching focus of the controversial struggle raging over Chek Lap Kok airport's proposed third runway: just how much of a threat the development poses to the habitat of Chinese white dolphins and other marine life and land-based organisms in the area. As a group ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1575027/endangered-dolphins-deserve-better-flawed-airport-report
  7. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Airport's dolphin experts told 'show evidence development won't drive creatures away'

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 03:26am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Consultants backing third runway project accused of guesswork and misleading public Airport's dolphin experts told: show us your evidence Marine consultants hired by the Airport Authority should present facts to back up their claims that building a third runway at Chek Lap Kok would not threaten Chinese white dolphins in the area, a local ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1545116/airports-dolphin-experts-told-show-us-your-evidence
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Opponents of runway plan should look beyond the dolphins to see the wider harm

    Posted Jul 04th 2014, 12:32pm by Paul Stapleton

    ... Paul Stapleton Paul Stapleton laments the narrow focus of the environmental concerns raised over runway expansion, as we stand to lose more than dolphins Earth at risk The debate over ... construction, yet to be worked out. The "debate" has mostly been between the pro-business forces and the dolphin lovers. While experts argue about whether local dolphins can withstand yet ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1546420/opponents-runway-plan-should-look-beyond-dolphins-see-wider-harm
  9. News - Hong Kong

    Measures to save rare dolphins 'not enough'

    Posted Jul 04th 2014, 04:03am by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com Advisory board voices concern about lack of action to mitigate impact of third runway Measures to save rare dolphins 'not enough' Members of the Country ... Authority has proposed setting up a marine park to compensate for the loss of the rare Chinese white dolphin's habitat as a result of land reclamation for the runway, which will gobble up 650 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1546001/measures-save-rare-dolphins-not-enough
  10. News - Hong Kong - CONSERVATION

    US consultant believes dolphins will return after third runway is built

    Posted Jun 28th 2014, 03:41am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com New runway won't drive endangered Chinese white dolphin away for good, Airport Authority consultant says, citing two American cases Dolphins will come back, says scientist Threatened dolphins will return to their habitat when disruption from the building of the airport's third runway ends, an international expert said confidently ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1541987/us-consultant-believes-dolphins-will-return-after-third-runway-built

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