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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. News - Hong Kong - CONSERVATION

    Burning of huge ivory stash starts Thursday

    Posted May 12th 2014, 04:45am by DANNY LEE

    ... the government's Endangered Species Advisory Committee voted in January to burn the stockpile, a year after rejecting the idea. Thursday's audience will include Environment Secretary Wong Kam-sing; Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department head Alan Wong Chi-kong; acting customs chief Luke Au-yeung Ho-lok; and Dr Paul Shin Kam-shing, chairman of the government's Endangered Species ...

  3. News - World - CONSERVATION

    Pew Charitable Trusts launches DNA tracing effort to save sharks

    Posted Jun 09th 2014, 11:25pm by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Johannesburg Shark DNA traced to save species in danger Shark conservationists are tracing DNA to save endangered species and encouraging the establishment of sanctuaries ... under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (Cites), Imogen Zethoven, director of Washington-based Pew's global shark conservation campaign, said from a conference ...

  4. News - Asia - CONSERVATION

    Google Glass and drones leading the fight against poaching in Nepal

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 12:20am by BIBEK BHANDARI

    ... Bibek Bhandari in Kathmandu Conservation group experimenting with Google Glass and drones to protect endangered species Technology leading the fight against poaching An animal welfare ... and endangered species. The World Wide Fund for Nature Nepal is using an ID-based monitoring system rigged up to researchers wearing Glass to track rhinos. The smart glasses follow voice commands ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - CONSERVATION

    They're spiritual creatures, says restaurateur who saved endangered turtle from pot

    Posted Sep 06th 2013, 12:00am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... that it was a five-figure sum. Hawksbill turtles are categorised as critically endangered and they are on the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources' red list of threatened species. Ng said he would buy and release rare or other impressive specimens when he saw them. Once he bought a giant grouper- also for a five-figure sum- from a customer. "I feel it was worth ...

  6. News - World - CONSERVATION

    Brazil's World Cup armadillo facing extinction, says nature watchdog

    Posted Jun 12th 2014, 09:13pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Geneva Population of scaly animal continues to dwindle, says watchdog's report on endangered species Brazil's World Cup armadillo facing extinction ... for the Conservation of Nature said on the eve of the tournament's kick-off. The Brazilian armadillo- which provided the inspiration for World Cup symbol Fuleco- was named as one of many species under ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - CONSERVATION

    US consultant believes dolphins will return after third runway is built

    Posted Jun 28th 2014, 03:41am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com New runway won't drive endangered Chinese white dolphin away for good, Airport Authority consultant says, citing two American cases Dolphins ... 1990s, is one of two experts hired by the authority to assess the threatened species' ability to survive the runway work, which will see 650 hectares of land reclaimed. His comments come ...

  8. News - World - CONSERVATION

    African nations making progress in battle to protect elephants, UN says

    Posted Jun 13th 2014, 10:00pm by AFP

    ... left Africa. That changed just over a year ago, according to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (Cites). Two-thirds of the 76 such seizures made ...

  9. News - World - CONSERVATION

    Prince William, Yao Ming and David Beckham team up to tackle wildlife crime

    Posted Jun 10th 2014, 09:13pm by GDN

    ... is time to choose between critically endangered species and the criminals who kill them for money." The sports-themed slogan- #WhoseSideAreYouOn- aims to highlight the slaughter of tens ... was happening." The slaughter of elephants, rhinos, tigers and other species has surged in the last decade, driven by a lucrative illicit trade estimated to be worth up to US$20 billion a year. Only ...

  10. News - World - CONSERVATION

    French region hatches action plan to save endangered hamster

    Posted May 07th 2014, 01:14am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Strasbourg French plan to save endangered hamster Authorities in the French region of Alsace have launched an action plan to save a hamster facing extinction, more than two years after Europe's top court rapped Paris for neglecting the rodent. The five-year project will see farmers in the eastern region implement measures to try to encourage ...




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