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  1. Look out for endangered species series

    Posted Oct 17th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I'm writing in response to the article 'Boom takes its toll on endangered species' (South China Morning Post, October 4). I think that imposing the death penalty for killing ... and many of our other readers- are interested in endangered species, we will run a series on this topic beginning next term. It will run on Tuesdays after Christmas. Thanks again ...

  2. Splashing out on yet another endangered species

    Posted Nov 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo The property and stock market bubbles have created an entire class of nouveau riche on the mainland with a taste for exotic, even endangered, species. The more traditional shark's fin and abalone are passe because they cannot throw away half a million yuan on a dish. A giant yellow croaker (pictured), which is listed as a state-protected species under the Bureau ...

  3. Peace threatens endangered species caught in no man's land

    Posted Jun 14th 2007, 12:00am by Julian Ryall

    ... of an endangered species that is known to inhabit only a few remote areas of northeast Asia. And if the demilitarised zone (DMZ) between North and South Korea is opened up, the tigers' habitat ... to Hall Healy, interim president of the DMZ Forum. More than 50 species of mammal, 83 varieties of fish and about 1,220 types of plant- many of them endangered or unique to the region- ...

  4. In Brief

    Posted Dec 21st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Endangered species warning The Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department yesterday reminded people returning from overseas not to bring endangered species into the city without a licence. It said 78 seizures were made at customs checkpoints from January to November, compared with 135 cases in the same period last year. Commonly encountered examples include ivory, sea ...

  5. Seized snakes escape mainland diners but are still doomed

    Posted Nov 21st 2007, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... on board. Inside the cargo hold were 20 boxes of common rat snakes and three boxes of American snapping turtles. The turtles are not classed as an endangered species, but no export documents were ... believe eating them is good for health,' Mr Chan said. He said customs officers would follow up the case. The common rat snake is classified as an endangered species, but trading them ...

  6. Vet fights for life of abandoned endangered monkey

    Posted Mar 17th 2007, 12:00am by Barclay Crawford

    ... Barclay Crawford A monkey belonging to an endangered species has been found abandoned in a cage on The Peak. The slow loris was unconscious and close to death when it arrived at the Animal ... ended'. But we gave it a shot of adrenaline and it came back.' The slow loris is a nocturnal, tree-dwelling monkey and is considered a endangered species. They eat a mixture of fruit ...

  7. 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 ... urchin, mudskipper, brain coral, Chinese bahaba, Chinese grouper, Japanese eelgrass and yellow croaker. The species were dubbed Ocean's 10 by the green group. The poll was conducted ...

  8. Funding increased to protect species at risk

    Posted Oct 25th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zoe Mak The Ocean Park Conservation Foundation has announced a record annual budget of HK$5.63 million to expand and diversify its project to preserve endangered species like freshwater turtles and pangolins. These two species are under threat from excessive hunting and illegal traders who prey on them to make Chinese medicine and food. The Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation ...

  9. Mainlanders chief consumers of endangered Napoleon wrasse

    Posted Jan 25th 2007, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... But even if I order a small one, I think I am not being friendly to the endangered species. So, I won't eat it.' ... Agnes Lam Mainland tourists are the major consumers of the endangered Napoleon wrasse at seafood restaurants in the city. Mr Ng, a co-owner of Chuen Kee Seafood Restaurant in Sai Kung, ...

  10. Man's luggage gives up reptilian haul

    Posted Jan 10th 2007, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... Danny Mok A highly endangered crocodile and dozens of other members of scarce species were seized at the airport when a man attempted to import them illegally from Thailand. Agriculture, ... species. The department arrested a man who had the animals hidden inside his luggage. He was charged under the Protection of Endangered Species of Animals and Plants Ordinance and the Rabies ...




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