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  1. Setback for an endangered species

    Posted Feb 07th 2006, 12:00am by Emily Lau

    ... Emily Lau Freedom of speech, like an endangered species in China, suffered another setback last month when internet company Google decided to abandon the principles of free speech in order to gain access to a huge market. To many people's shock and outrage, Google launched a China-based version of its search service that censors search results to avoid angering Beijing. ...

  2. Tougher regulation to combat trade in endangered species

    Posted May 20th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chan Siu-sin A new regulation to protect endangered species is to be implemented in four months, a move welcomed by a conservation group as a positive step. The regulation- implementing the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (Cites)- was passed by the State Council and endorsed by Premier Wen Jiabao last month. It will come into effect ...

  3. Endangered species on the rise: report

    Posted May 15th 2006, 12:00am by Lilian Goh

    ... Lilian Goh Two out of every five species assessed by scientists are threatened with extinction, according to the 2006 World Conservation Union (IUCN) Red List of Threatened Species. The list acts as a global wake-up call by focusing attention on the alarming state of the natural environment. Of the 40,177 species assessed, 16,199 animal and plant species are now listed ...

  4. Endangered species facing a new threat

    Posted May 23rd 2006, 12:00am by David Marsh

    ... David Marsh in Hanoi Vietnam's threatened species face a growing threat: the hungry mouths of the newly affluent. A recent survey found half of respondents in Hanoi are in the habit of dining on a wide range of wild reptiles, cats, deer and other rare species at trendy new restaurants in the capital. That could mean there are now as many as 2 million people in Hanoi alone ...

  5. Help for endangered species

    Posted Mar 15th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... JESSIE HUI A group of University of Hong Kong (HKU) students have played a role in the conservation of endangered animals in Asia, including giant pandas and Yangtze River dolphins. ... in Jiangxi province to monitor the population of another critically endangered mammal- the Yangtze River dolphin, as well as the finless porpoise. 'The Yangtze river seemed far away, but now ...

  6. Have your say

    Posted Jun 27th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the consumption of the fish should be banned. Firstly, many tuna species are endangered. Yet 3.3 billion cans of tuna are sold worldwide each year. Environmentalists have warned that tuna stocks ... species to become extinct. Other endangered species include albacore, yellowfin, bigeye and skipjack. Marine scientists are calling for commercial fishing limits to protect western Atlantic ...

  7. Protecting species cuts poverty: study

    Posted Apr 10th 2006, 12:00am by Lilian Goh

    ... LILIAN GOH Saving pandas, gorillas or tigers is not just about protecting an endangered species from extinction, but also about reducing poverty and improving the lives of local ... studies indicate that the conservation and sustainable management of endangered species and their habitats means better protection of forests, freshwater and marine areas. As a result, poor people ...

  8. Travel warning on wildlife souvenirs

    Posted Apr 12th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter Holidaymakers going abroad for the long Easter weekend have been warned not to bring back endangered species or wildlife products without a licence. The Agriculture, ... that immigration officials expect a 7.6 per cent increase in cross-border travel this weekend and warned travellers to avoid buying wildlife products for souvenirs. It said endangered species ...

  9. Ban on animal-parts trade praised

    Posted Sep 01st 2006, 12:00am by Freda Wan

    ... Freda Wang International wildlife groups have applauded the introduction of new mainland regulations on the commercial trade in endangered species, saying they hope the rules will help crack down on the illicit trade in tiger products. Coming into effect today, the regulations ban the commercial import and export of endangered species, but allows exemptions in the interests ...

  10. Baby boom for HK zoo?s endangered primates

    Posted Aug 28th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... played an important role in nurturing rare and endangered species of plants and animals.?We hope through such activities, the public can have a better understanding of animals and to appreciate ... of Eastern Madagascar and belong to the Lemuridae family. They are listed under Appendix I of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). ...




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