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  1. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1311900/get-tough-smugglers-endangered-species
  2. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1538927/put-chinese-medicinal-products-test-sake-rare-species
  3. Comment - Letters

    Endangered dolphins deserve better than flawed airport report

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 04:25am by LETTERS

    ... Endangered dolphins deserve better than flawed airport report "Dolphins v Development" has become the overarching focus of the controversial struggle raging over Chek Lap Kok ... the project's adverse impacts on the environment. It played down the need to conserve potentially important fish spawning and nursery water areas, and sensitive species, such as a soft coral found only ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1575027/endangered-dolphins-deserve-better-flawed-airport-report
  4. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1454435/hong-kong-courts-must-take-endangered-wildlife-trade-more-seriously
  5. Comment - Blogs

    It's hammer time: video of hammerhead sharks, manta rays and other species protected under CITES

    Posted Mar 14th 2013, 06:42pm by Christy Choi

    ... on Appendix II of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna, effectively banning international trade unless shipments are accompanied by documentation showing they were caught legally. More than two dozen species of shark are officially endangered, and over 100 considered vulnerable or near threatened. Sharks, like manta rays, are considered valuable ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/blogs/article/1190753/its-hammer-time-video-hammerhead-sharks-manta-rays-and-other-species
  6. Comment - Blogs

    Hello dodo: bringing species back from extinction

    Posted Mar 18th 2013, 09:21pm by Christy Choi

    ... Christy Choi christy.choi@scmp.com While protecting endangered species was the hot topic last week, the folks at National Geographic had something else on their minds: could extinct ... woodpecker—the bucardo is only one in the long list of animals humans have driven extinct, sometimes deliberately. And with many more species now endangered, the bucardo will have much more company ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/blogs/article/1193933/hello-dodo-bringing-species-back-extinction
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Talking points

    Posted Mar 02nd 2013, 12:00am

    ... draft lists of candidates to serve in key positions for the new session's plenary meeting, which begins tomorrow.   Endangered species issue gets heard Representatives from 177 governments around the world will consider 70 proposals to tighten efforts to stamp out the trade in endangered species at a conference starting today in Bangkok. A sharp rise has been recorded ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1167229/talking-points
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Minority's push for 'ideal democracy' endangers Hong Kong's stability

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 04:42pm by JEFFREY LAM

    ... Jeffrey Lam Jeffrey Lam criticises pan-democrats' pledge to veto political reform Actions of the minority are a threat to Hong Kong's stability Democracy is the will of the majority which also respects minority rights. Such principles are suppos ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1593137/minoritys-push-ideal-democracy-endangers-hong-kongs-stability
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong and China must close the door on import of illegal timber

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 11:10am by Wilson Lau

    ... because of the staggering rate of decline of its different species, some of which are subject to trade restrictions under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna ... be accompanied by efforts to drive down the demand for endangered species of tree. An effort to inform the public about the consequences of sourcing illegal timber, and bold declarations to block illegal ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1558038/hong-kong-and-china-must-close-door-import-illegal-timber
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHO SAID IT?

    Who said it?

    Posted Jun 11th 2014, 04:19am by STAFF

    ... Many Canadians do not appreciate how important China has been to Canada Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada president Yuen Pau Woo on its study showing Canadian enthusiasm for China has dipped   It is time to choose between endangered species and the criminals who kill them for money Britain's Prince William as he convened the United for Wildlife group in London   They want ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1529533/who-said-it

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