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  1. News - Hong Kong - CONSERVATION

    Lack of resources threaten work to protect endangered species, watchdog official says

    Posted Jan 30th 2014, 03:36am by DARREN WEE

    ... Darren Wee darren.wee@scmp.com Watchdog 'failing endangered species' Government departments lack the resources to protect endangered species of sharks and local authorities often ... nor the manpower to enforce laws protecting endangered species. A Hong Kong-based conservation group claimed this week that a company in the seaside town of Puqi in Zhejiang province ...

  2. Lifestyle - Books - NATURE

    Book review: The World's Rarest Birds, by Erik Hirschfeld, Andy Swash and Robert Still

    Posted May 26th 2013, 12:00am by DAVID DISKIN

    ... species are threatened with extinction. Of these, 197 are critically endangered, 389 are endangered and the remaining four can only be found in captivity. These 590 species are the focus ... however modestly, in its aim of increasing awareness of these threatened species- and of birds like the great knot that may well become endangered in the near future given the unsustainable path ...

  3. Comment - Letters

    Get tough with smugglers of endangered species

    Posted Sep 18th 2013, 12:00am

    ... Courts must get tough with smugglers of endangered species I concur with Anna Beech of Civic Exchange (" A tusk force ", September 6). Hong Kong has a long history as a key transit point for the trade in endangered species. Not only are ivory and rhino horns regularly discovered smuggled through Hong Kong to the mainland (which experts believe takes about 70 per cent ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Put Chinese 'medicinal' products to the test, for sake of rare species

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 04:12pm by Paul Stapleton

    ... China, follows a regular pattern and frequency. Customs seize a large quantity of an endangered species' body parts. Police (occasionally) arrest the smugglers. And the goods are destroyed. Weeks or months later, the cycle is repeated for another endangered species. The part that often creates the biggest news story is ivory from elephants, and while the origin of this product ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - ANIMAL RIGHTS

    Cousins' illustrations draw attention to plight of endangered species

    Posted Jan 27th 2013, 12:00am by Jennifer Cheng

    ... Jennifer Cheng jennifer.cheng@scmp.com Designers use jewellery and key chains to raise awareness of animal cruelty and exploitation Cousins draw attention to endangered animals' ... endangered animals and two Hong Kong cousins- both aged 24- are doing their part to draw public attention to the relatively unknown creatures. Tsui Cheeyee and Aimee Mak Hoeyin paired up to become ...

  6. Lifestyle - Technology - SCIENCE COLUMN

    Breeding of endangered species is futile without habitat protection

    Posted Dec 23rd 2012, 12:00am by Martin Williams

    ... company before the inevitable demise. It seemed a bleak prognosis. I responded that species can sometimes bounce back, given the chance. Even so, the odds are stacked against endangered species ... Martin Williams While captive breeding of animals is to be lauded, it should not overshadow the task of protecting the ecosystems they live in Why preserve a species if you can't save ...

  7. Comment - Letters

    Hong Kong courts must take endangered wildlife trade more seriously

    Posted Mar 22nd 2014, 04:34am by LETTERS

    ... on the authoritative global Red List of Endangered Species is that they are critically endangered, and projections are that they may be extinct in the wild within a generation. Collection for international trade is a major threat to these species. Accordingly, they are listed on the highest grade (Appendix 1) of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (to which Hong Kong ...

  8. Laws ban trade in endangered species but don't protect habitat

    Posted Apr 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... it. Why not? However, heritage is more than just land and culture. Lamma is home to many endangered species of plants and animals. The value of these unique species is great ...

  9. Endangered lemur found in city sent to rare species centre in Britain

    Posted May 07th 2010, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... lemur, the tiniest of the species, is listed in Appendix I of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, meaning it is threatened with extinction ... Austin Chiu An endangered lemur found running around an industrial building in Sham Shui Po has begun a new life in Britain after being cared for in Hong Kong for a year. ...

  10. Controls tightened on endangered species

    Posted Mar 13th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Hong Kong has stepped up import and export controls on three endangered species- sawfish, European eel and Brazilwood- the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department said yesterday. Exemptions for caviar brought into Hong Kong for personal use have been cut from 250 grams to 125 grams. ...




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