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  1. Endangered species are in race for Olympic mascot

    Posted Apr 28th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... David Fang and Staff Reporter A competition to design the mascot for the 2008 Beijing Olympics has become a Noah's Ark full of the nation's endangered species- and the contest ... as the mascot for the Asian Games in Beijing in 1990... [and the] panda is not so sporty,' said the official. 'The idea of using endangered animals cannot be called creative at all.' ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/453777/endangered-species-are-race-olympic-mascot
  2. HK man imported endangered species

    Posted Nov 06th 2004, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... for the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department said the tortoises, originally from Africa, and the lizard, native to Southeast Asia, were all endangered species. The scorpions, frogs and snakes are not regarded as endangered or protected animals. Importing endangered species, an offence under the Animals and Plants (Protection of Endangered Species) Ordinance, carries a maximum penalty of a $5 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/477106/hk-man-imported-endangered-species
  3. Endangered Species

    Posted Oct 05th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... species of Asian freshwater turtles, more than half are threatened or endangered due to national and international trade. About 10 million turtles are estimated be traded in the region every year ... Common name: Agarwood Also known as: Aquilaria species, Gyrinops species Distribution: Widely found in Asia including China, Cambodia, Malaysia, India, Indonesia, the Philippines, etc. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/473002/endangered-species
  4. Endangered list grows

    Posted May 31st 2004, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong More species are being added to licensing laws covering the trade in endangered species, bringing Hong Kong in line with international conventions. New species to be added ... apply for a licence under the Animals and Plants (Protection of Endangered Species) Ordinance, a spokesman for the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department said. He said a grace period ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/457647/endangered-list-grows
  5. Online call for action to save endangered coral fish

    Posted Sep 10th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Hong Kong and Ocean Park in June to raise public awareness of the endangered species. The organisers also urged the public to follow 'green' guidelines when ... The signatures were submitted to a Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department representative who will be voting at the Convention of International Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/469799/online-call-action-save-endangered-coral-fish
  6. Excessive fishing could endanger

    Posted Aug 05th 2004, 12:00am by Jonathan Powell

    ... conducted its annual reef checking exercise at Moon Island, Hoi Ha Wan, on Sunday and found low numbers of species such as garoupa, snapper and wrasse. One species crucial to the balance of the eco-system was nearly extinct. 'One species, the black spot tusk fish, is almost extinct and that is why there are so many sea urchins in the coral community in Hong Kong,' said Dr Andy ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/465491/excessive-fishing-could-endanger
  7. Endangered

    Posted Jun 14th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... a joint campaign to raise public awareness of this endangered species. The Napoleon Wrasse has always enchanted divers with its friendly, charming nature. Unlike other fish, they are not afraid ... It is forever. WWF has an online signature campaign for those who want to show their support to endangered marine species at www.wwf.org.hk. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/459462/endangered
  8. Endangered sex-boosting seahorses given a lifebuoy

    Posted May 24th 2004, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... will be a lifeline for the 34 species of seahorses. They were added to the list of protected species under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (Cites), meaning ... that the booming trade is putting the creatures at risk. More than a third of the world's trade comes through Hong Kong. Last week, the creatures were added to a global watch-list of endangered ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/456869/endangered-sex-boosting-seahorses-given-lifebuoy
  9. Workers suddenly on endangered list

    Posted Mar 15th 2004, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... Simon Parry Conservation workers at Mai Po- home to 72 per cent of Hong Kong's bird species and rare migratory breeds such as the black-faced spoonbill- face an uncertain future if the enforced closure of the wetland continues, the reserve's manager has warned. Lew Young said the lack of clarity over the length of the closure was making tour groups cancel trips planned long ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/448267/workers-suddenly-endangered-list
  10. 300 tortoises found in luggage at airport

    Posted Mar 04th 2004, 12:00am by Hannah Lee

    ... of endangered species smuggled in an air passenger's luggage, customs officials disclosed yesterday. A customs officer who investigated the unclaimed luggage discovered 307 tortoises wrapped ... and Conservation Department (AFCD) for investigation when customs realised endangered animals were involved. AFCD endangered species protection officer Phoebe Sze Wai-chung said the reptiles were probably ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/446744/300-tortoises-found-luggage-airport

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