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  1. Lifestyle - Technology - CONSERVATION

    Animal family tree research the key to survival of endangered species

    Posted Aug 03rd 2014, 04:22am by WASHPOST

    ... Washington Post in Front Royal, Viirginia Detailed genetic history being built up around the world plays an integral part in planning for long-term future of many endangered species Animal ... without taking too many from the wild, and replenishing species of endangered wild animals that are disappearing around the world. More than 400 biologists and researchers volunteer for stud-book ...

  2. Lifestyle - Food & Wine

    Dai pai dong an endangered species in Hong Kong

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 10:22am by Kate Whitehead

    ... Kate Whitehead life@scmp.com Dai pai dong are an important part of local culture, but are we doing enough to keep them alive, asks Kate Whitehead Outside chance Sitting on a plastic stool, head bowed over a bowl of noodles listening to people chat, laugh ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. News - China - Tigers

    Endangered Siberian tiger swims over to China

    Posted Oct 09th 2014, 05:33pm by Alice Yan

    ... Alice Yan ting.yan@scmp.com Kuzya, aged about 23 months, is being tracked in Heilongjiang after swimming across a river from Russia; officials have promised to protect him It almost sounds like the beginning of a joke: why did the Russian tiger cross the river into China? But because Siberian tigers are an endangered species, it’s a bit more serious. Kuzya, a tiger who was fitted ...

  9. News - Asia - NATURE

    Japan agrees to buy fewer eels from neighbours in bid to protect species

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 08:53pm by AP

    ... the endangered species. The agriculture ministry said the agreement with Beijing, Seoul and Taipei, reached on Wednesday, called for reducing eel-fry hauls for one year, beginning in November. The signatories also agreed to take other measures to try to save the species and limit eel catches, including setting up an organisation to coordinate management of the industry. The Japanese eel ...

  10. 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 ...




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