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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Ocean Park in dolphin debate

    Posted Apr 26th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff writer Ocean Park wants to buy about 30 bottlenose dolphins from the Solomon Islands. But no one knows how many of these dolphins there are in the wild. If numbers are low, it could be dangerous to take 30. So Ocean Park says it will give the Solomon Islands' government money to study how many dolphins there are in its waters. If there are enough dolphins, the government says ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - CONSERVATION

    Pink dolphins spotted just 3 times this year, conservationists say

    Posted Jun 13th 2014, 04:48am by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com Dolphins spotted 'just 3 times' this year Just three sightings of Chinese white dolphins have been recorded in the waters off northeastern Lantau ... of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge began in 2012, Dolphin Conservation Society chairman Samuel Hung Ka-yiu said. "There are three reasons for their disappearance: they've died, ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    'Runway plan may displace dolphins but they'll be back', say airport officials

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 12:20pm by Ernest Kao and Cheung Chi-fai

    ... Ernest Kao and Cheung Chi-fai 'Dolphins are complex, they can move around,' says consultant as conservationist queries logic 'Runway plan may displace dolphins but they'll be back' The loss of marine habitat to a new airport runway will probably displace the population of Chinese white dolphins from north Lantau- but they will come back eventually, ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Dolphins offered a 'phoney' deal over Hong Kong airport's third runway

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 02:43am by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com Third runway: dolphins offered 'phoney' deal Measures proposed in the Airport Authority's environmental impact assessment of the airport's planned third runway- due for release today- are unlikely to compensate for the loss of dolphin habitat, a conservation group says. In particular, the Dolphin Conservation Society ...

  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 ...




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