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  1. Government clears seized whale bone for display

    Posted Oct 15th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to possess the remains of an endangered species. The bone was washed up at Tai O on Lantau in the 1980s and had been on display for two years. 'I received a call from the department on Monday ... . Under laws to protect endangered species, people who wish to possess parts of an endangered animal must seek a permit from the department. Ms Wong, 45, said: 'I really hope the department ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/431176/government-clears-seized-whale-bone-display
  2. Dolphin-watching free-for-all threatens rare species

    Posted Aug 03rd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chaotic dolphin-watching activities in Hong Kong waters are threatening the future of the endangered species. Hundreds of boats, eager to cash in on surging interest in eco-tourism, have been flocking to Sha Chau and Lung Kwu Chau Marine Park. The Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department has been urged to tighten regulations, step up law enforcement and introduce ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/423723/dolphin-watching-free-all-threatens-rare-species
  3. Whaling loophole needs to be closed

    Posted Jul 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... advantage of disagreement over the status of the minke whale. The World Wildlife Fund says that it is an endangered species but the International Union for Conservation of Nature says the minke ... by Japan and Iceland. Seoul has told the International Whaling Commission that it will resume hunting for minke whales in domestic waters. It said the population of the species had recovered since ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1006915/whaling-loophole-needs-be-closed
  4. Ocean Park under fire over whale exhibit

    Posted Sep 06th 2010, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng and Cheung Chi-fai An international conservationist has criticised a possible plan by Ocean Park to capture endangered species from Russian waters, saying it should not build ... the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora- the treaty does not have review mechanisms to determine the validity of the finding. Asked who was conducting ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/723973/ocean-park-under-fire-over-whale-exhibit
  5. Food for thought

    Posted Mar 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... a common food in Iqaluit. But most visitors found it very offensive. Seals are not an endangered species and hunting them is a key aspect of Inuit culture. In most cases, they are killed quickly, ... wouldn't want to eat and eating animals that are endangered or killed in a cruel way. On the mainland, it's not uncommon to eat dogs and cats- something Westerners wouldn't do. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/709264/food-thought
  6. Ocean Park sets whale example

    Posted Sep 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of endangered species, education and research, and consider entertainment a secondary concern. Ocean Park has stuck to its values by abandoning a plan to bring in Beluga whales caught in the wild ... Beluga whales are a near-threatened species, so taking up an option to bring up to six to Hong Kong for the park's new Polar Adventure attraction might seem to make sense. While research ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/978325/ocean-park-sets-whale-example
  7. Gifts from the sea

    Posted Nov 25th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to warrant the continuation of this practice. The state of the seas is very important. If there are no strict rules on fishing practices, many species could become extinct. The same goes for controlling natural predators. Your suggestion as to how to protect the seas is worth considering. But it is important to remember that many species of whales are still extremely endangered. Lifting ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/661455/gifts-sea
  8. Ocean Park in hot water

    Posted Sep 07th 2010, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng and Cheung Chi-fai A row has broken out over Ocean Park's plans to capture beluga whales if it cannot borrow or buy the species from other zoos. An international conservationist has criticised the plan to capture the threatened species from Russian waters, saying the theme park should not build exhibits for animals before research is completed. Construction ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/724064/ocean-park-hot-water
  9. In blue whales' wake

    Posted Jul 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... was floating in the water. From its injuries, it was obvious that Earth's largest animal, which is on the endangered species list, was struck by a ship. It was the sixth death recorded this year ... how ship traffic endangers the graceful marine mammals. Their field trip was part of Ocean Park Conservation Foundation's University Student Sponsorship Programme, which gives aspiring ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1007554/blue-whales-wake
  10. Department clears seized whale bone for display

    Posted Oct 15th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to possess the remains of an endangered species. The bone was washed up at Tai O on Lantau in the 1980s and had been on display for two years. Ms Wong said: 'I received a call from ... is a waste of the taxpayer's money, [and] administrative malpractice. They simply shouldn't have taken the bone away.' Under the law, people who wish to possess parts of an endangered ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/431185/department-clears-seized-whale-bone-display

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