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  1. News - Hong Kong - WILDLIFE

    Work on delta bridge linked to expected decline in dolphin numbers

    Posted Jun 16th 2013, 12:00am by Hazel Knowles, Simon Parry

    ... Hazel Knowles and Simon Parry Bridge work linked to expected decline in dolphins A report to be released within days is expected to partly blame the impact of construction work on the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge for a continuing steep decline in the number of pink dolphins in Hong Kong waters. The average number of pink dolphins- also known as Chinese white dolphins- in Hong Kong waters has ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - WILDLIFE

    Hong Kong must act to save pink dolphins, conservationists say

    Posted May 11th 2013, 08:27pm by Simon Parry, Hazel Knowles

    ... pink dolphins' Leading conservation groups have called on the government to take urgent action to save Hong Kong's pink dolphin population from the twin threats of pollution and reclamation. WWF Hong Kong called for an interdepartmental task force to be set up to find ways to save the dolphin population and for steps to be taken to halt reclamation projects they fear could ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - WILDLIFE

    Hong Kong's iconic pink dolphins are disappearing fast

    Posted May 05th 2013, 12:00am by Simon Parry, Hazel Knowles

    ... Iconic pink dolphins are disappearing fast Hong Kong's iconic pink dolphins are disappearing at an unprecedented rate, experts say. They warn the animals could vanish altogether from the city's waters unless pollution and disruption to the marine environment are checked. Figures due next month will show a major decline in the number of pink dolphins- also known as Chinese white ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - WILDLIFE

    Video of grieving pink dolphin mother underscores plight of disappearing species

    Posted May 05th 2013, 12:00am by Simon Parry, Hazel Knowles

    ... Simon Parry and Hazel Knowles Distressing scenes as a mother fought to stop her dead calf from sinking into HK's polluted waters have highlighted plight of iconic pink dolphins A sea of suffering An hour into their journey from Tung Chung pier, the 20 members of the boat party finally got what they had been waiting for- a close encounter with the remaining pink dolphins who still ...

  5. There's still hope for dolphins

    Posted Feb 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Joyee Chan It's a special sight off the island of Lung Kwu Chau, near Tuen Mun. Dozens of bubble-gum pink dolphins and grey youngsters were merrily riding waves and chasing fish. The weather was dreary, but the Chinese white dolphins were having the time of their lives. Cherished by locals and tourists, the fun-loving dolphin has long been seen as a symbol of Hong Kong. ...

  6. Banking on DNA to save the Chinese white dolphin

    Posted Jan 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Lana Lam lana.lam@scmp.com The battle to save the endangered Chinese white dolphin received a boost yesterday with the launch of a DNA database aimed at improving long-term conservation ... a beloved and iconic part of Hong Kong marine life and everyone- tourists, locals- wants to see the Chinese white dolphin,' Ocean Park chairman Allan Zeman said. Dubbed a 'DNA bank', ...

  7. Fewer dolphins found in area

    Posted Jun 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com A marine conservationist says the plight of the Chinese white dolphin may worsen because the number of the threatened marine mammals seen in Hong Kong waters has fallen by more than a half in seven years. All three key dolphin concentrations- west, northwest and northeast Lantau- saw declines of varying extents. The northeast, near the Brother ...

  8. Trying to save dolphins

    Posted Jun 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Phila Siu The Ocean Park Conservation Foundation will allocate HK$5 million to research that focuses on dolphins and pandas. Deputy director Timothy Ng Sau-kin said the foundation had been working with the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department since 2006 on dolphin rescue missions. Whenever the department receives a call about a rescue, it contacts the foundation ...

  9. Airport admits dolphin impact map misleading

    Posted Jun 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... impact on Chinese white dolphins in a public consultation document. The apology came in a closed meeting on the proposed airport expansion plan, attended by 18 representatives from 13 green ... the relative abundance of dolphins around Lantau Island in a map cited in the consultation document. Each square on the map represented an area surveyed and the number of dolphins sighted was reflected ...

  10. A new meaning for 'consultancy'

    Posted Mar 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... marine habitats and the welfare of Chinese white dolphins in the vicinity meant another solution was needed. The road will form part of the high-speed transport network girding the Pearl River ... and contractors can work with the community. For instance, working with dolphin-protection groups, the contractors have set up a 'dolphin exclusion zone' around the silt curtains. 'If we ...




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