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  1. Greens threaten to halt Tai Po beach proposal

    Posted Oct 13th 2008, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng Group may seek review; 200 species found A green group has threatened to apply for a judicial review, hoping to stop an artificial beach being built in Tai Po after they found the coastline had a higher species density than some marine parks and was home to a rare beetle. In a 10-month survey completed in August, the Hong Kong Wildlife Forum found about 200 species of plants, ...

  2. Wildlife smugglers let off too lightly, says green group

    Posted Oct 04th 2005, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... Kong to the mainland in the first prosecution of its kind. At a hearing in Kwun Tong Court last week, the two men were convicted of smuggling an endangered species and given $50,000 fines ... and the fact that the whole gang was not arrested, which means that the operation to smuggle endangered species and other contraband through Hong Kong to the mainland is probably still fully ...

  3. Gang busted with 1,800 pangolins

    Posted Apr 20th 2005, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... of the law. 'The smuggling of animals to meet escalating demand is what creates endangered species. This must stop and it is the responsibility of all of us to bring this kind of activity ... Simon Parry Wildlife smugglers were caught yesterday trying to ship 1,800 rare pangolins out of Hong Kong. About 150 boxes containing skinned, vacuum-packed pangolins- a protected species ...

  4. Roger Kendrick

    Posted Jun 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... location. It meets the International Union for Conservation of Nature's criteria for a critically endangered species. As Hoi Ha has the largest known population, this would merit conservation ... terrestrial ecosystems. Another reason moths are important is that they are indicators of biological integrity: if certain species are missing from a particular habitat, the environment has been ...

  5. Ocean's 10: our marine heritage

    Posted Jul 09th 2005, 12:00am by Lilian Goh

    ... The Hong Kong grouper is named after the city because it was abundant here 20 to 30 years ago. Today, however, it is classified as an endangered species. Horseshoe crabs are found on Hong ... Kong although it forms an important nursery ground for other marine species such as juvenile fish and shrimps. Purple sea urchins are found in shallow rock-pools in Hong Kong's eastern ...

  6. letters

    Posted May 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Or take illegal hunters in Africa. Poachers kill scores of endangered species like elephants and rhinos just for their prized body parts. At times, they are still alive when hunters chop off ... cent. They included twisting the limbs of pets, soaking them in water, and burning them with fire-lighters. Would you do these things to human beings? All species have a right to live in our ...

  7. Rare moth at risk in Hoi Ha project

    Posted Mar 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com An endangered moth that is unique to Hong Kong could stand in the way of plans for a small-house development in an ecologically sensitive part of Sai ... the project could wipe out the only known colony in the world of the fragile species. His concerns are the latest to be expressed about the development, which also include possible flooding from ...

  8. letters

    Posted Dec 25th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... miners who are paying that cost. While lots of money is spent on preserving the panda and other endangered species, many thousands of Chinese miners meet their death at work each year- after short and unenviable lives. Those of us situated in comfortable Hong Kong offices may be cocooned from this unpleasant truth. It seems that we may be spending more on protecting some endangered ...

  9. Outlook & Living- Tai Po, Ma On Shan, Discovery Bay

    Posted May 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Harbour area is a beautiful nature reserve, and home to some interesting species of birds, fish and plants. The scenic Plover Cove Reservoir is located near Tolo Harbour at the opening of the Tolo ...

  10. Plots on the landscape

    Posted May 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... cats, porcupines, feral cattle, wild boar, many species of birds and butterflies, and lots of snakes. 'We worry any development will affect the wildlife and destroy the peace here. We ... village is located along a river, which is a major feeder into the Hoi Ha Wan Marine Park. Any construction and new septic systems may well endanger the marine park,' he says. 'I am also ...




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