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  1. Dolphins at Ocean Park 'should be set free'

    Posted Mar 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com Ocean Park should take a lead in ending the practice of keeping dolphins in theme parks, a renowned conservationist said yesterday. At a forum attended by Allan Zeman, the attraction's boss, Richard O'Barry said most dolphins captured in the wild were imported into China. This meant the park could play a key role in stopping the trade. ...

  2. Corrections & Clarifications

    Posted Aug 01st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Regarding the article 'A cruise on the wild side' published on July 30, WWF Hong Kong does not operate boat tours to see dolphins, and Dr Alan Leung from WWF Hong Kong did not say the Hong Kong-Zuhai-Macau bridge works further endangered pink dolphins or their habitats. ...

  3. Dolphins under 'serious threat' from third runway

    Posted Jun 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Building a third runway at Hong Kong's airport will pose a serious threat to the dwindling population of Chinese white dolphins, experts warn. ... dolphins have been found dead in Hong Kong waters. Fewer than 10 per cent of these deaths could be explained, however, because the carcasses were too badly decomposed. Dolphin experts said ...

  4. Contaminated White Dolphin carcasses being found in HK waters: lawmaker

    Posted Apr 18th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... WILLIAM BORTHWICK Twenty-eight Chinese White Dolphins have been found dead in Hong Kong waters since 2004, new statistics released in the Legislative Council on Wednesday showed. Legislator Choy So-yuk, of the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong, told Legco he was concerned about dolphins dying because of damage to their natural habitat. 'It ...

  5. Airline faces boycott over dolphin cargo

    Posted Feb 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Simon Parry and Alex Hofford Hongkong Airlines faces a passenger boycott unless it agrees to stop transporting dolphins on its cargo planes, animal welfare groups warned yesterday. The airline sparked outrage by flying five live dolphins from Osaka in Japan to the Vietnamese capital Hanoi on January 16. The creatures are suspected to have originated from Taiji, the area, ...

  6. Nothing that happens to dolphins in a tiny tank has conservation value

    Posted Jan 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... How can Ocean Park possibly claim that the behaviour dolphins are made to display in its shows is natural ('Ocean Park urged to end dolphin 'circus'', January 1)? What is natural about swimming around endlessly in a concrete tank? While Ocean Park's executive director for zoological operations and education, Suzanne Gendron, is correct to say that dolphins ...

  7. Three dead dolphins washed up on Lantau

    Posted Jul 28th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Benjamin Wong Badly decayed bodies of three Chinese white dolphins were found washed up on a beach near the Ma Wan pier in Lantau yesterday. The Hong Kong Dolphin Conservation Society, which is helping the government with dolphin research, was called in after a passer-by spotted the carcasses at about 6.30pm. Society chairman Samuel Hung Ka-yiu said the bodies had decayed so ...

  8. No park to protect dolphins before Delta bridge construction starts

    Posted Sep 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... white dolphin before construction starts. 'If the park is designated first, we will not be able to carry out any construction at all,' Cheng Ting-ning, project manager of the bridge's Hong Kong section, said yesterday. The park has been proposed as compensation for the loss of the dolphins' habitat to the bridge and a 138-hectare reclamation east of Chek Lap Kok ...

  9. Pink dolphins at risk from Lantau reclamation plans

    Posted Jul 18th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... conservation group WWF. They fear the proposal will endanger the white dolphin habitats around Lantau. According to WWF, the proposed reclamation conflicts with the government's Revised Concept Plan for Lantau of May 2007. The move will further reduce the Chinese white dolphin habitat, which has decreased by 1,700 hectares over the past 12 years due to reclamation. In addition ...

  10. Poll highlights public concern for endangered white dolphins

    Posted Nov 16th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai The Chinese white dolphin has been named the favourite animal on a list of endangered species in a poll organised by WWF Hong Kong. It also topped the poll of rare animals causing most concern as to its survival. The dolphin secured more than 50 per cent of more than 6,800 ballots cast online by Hongkongers. It beat the green turtle, horseshoe crab, purple sea ...




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