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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. News - Asia - ANIMAL CONSERVATION

    Japan slaughters first dolphins in widely-condemned annual cull

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 02:11pm by James Griffiths

    ... AFP and James Griffiths james.griffiths@scmp.com Dolphin slaughter season began in Japan on Tuesday, as the country kicked off an annual cull repeatedly condemned by animal rights groups.  Activists from the environmentalist group Sea Shepherd calling themselves 'Cove Guardians' have been monitoring a by in Taiji, southwestern Japan, since the six-month dolphin hunting ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1593801/japan-slaughters-first-dolphins-widely-condemned-annual-cull
  4. 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
  5. Comment - Letters

    Airport Authority must take lead setting up reserves for dolphins

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 04:54am by LETTERS

    ... airport's proposed third runway, I felt dismayed that any realistically valuable efforts to protect the Chinese white dolphins were not put forward. The council's comment that there was no "thinking out of the box" for solutions was spot on. Instead of focusing on the dolphins during construction, the consultants suggested the creation of a park once the damage has been done. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1581583/airport-authority-must-take-lead-setting-reserves-dolphins
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Reclamation plan at Lantau's Siu Ho Wan may be scaled down, government says

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 04:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong olga.wong@scmp.com It's to preserve dolphin habitat, official claims; but expert says that's not the real reason Lantau reclamation plan may be scaled down A proposal to reclaim up to 150 hectares of land at Siu Ho Wan in north Lantau may be scaled down as Chinese white dolphins are now swimming closer to the shore, the government says. But a dolphin expert who ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1578665/reclamation-plan-lantaus-siu-ho-wan-may-be-scaled-down-government
  10. 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

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