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  1. 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 ...

  2. Lamma island marina bid is thrown out

    Posted Dec 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... for some commercial species. The Lands Department also said in the board's paper that it did not support the project as it involved a substantial portion of government land, some burial ... land policy does not allow land exchange of this scale. The proposal sparked controversy, and green groups raised objections, fearing the massive development would be a threat to rare species ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Greens and islanders fight HK$10b plan for marina

    Posted Nov 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... a conservation area can be rezoned for development. Toddlers and teenagers wore hats depicting the three endangered marine species, Romer's tree frog, the green turtle and the finless porpoise, ...

  5. Ocean's 10- Hong Kong votes for most-loved marine species

    Posted Nov 20th 2007, 12:00am by Miranda Yeung

    ... Miranda Yeung The Chinese white dolphin, the green turtle and horseshoe crab have been voted as Hong Kong's favourite local marine species by 6,841 people in a poll conducted by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). Named Ocean 10, the poll was carried out this summer and divided into three categories: My Favourite Ocean's 10, Ocean 10's Most Wanted and The Most ...

  6. 629 live lizards seized on speedboat

    Posted Jan 16th 2010, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo A haul of 629 live lizards bound for dining tables on the mainland was seized aboard a speedboat in an anti-smuggling operation off Tuen Mun, police said yesterday. The reptiles were confirmed to be an endangered species, and investigation showed they were from Malaysia, Superintendent John Cameron of the Small Boat Division said. Police said the consignment ...

  7. Delta bridge study will weigh impact on habitats of rare species

    Posted Oct 10th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chinese white dolphin. There are only four species of horseshoe crabs left in the world, three of which can be found on the coast of Southeast Asia. The Romer's tree frogs, formerly found ... for horseshoe crabs in Hong Kong and they deserved better protection. 'We hope for a detailed study on the habitats of these species before the alignment is chosen. If the alignment cannot avoid ...

  8. Burning doubt

    Posted Apr 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... The area near the island is home to rich fisheries and rare wildlife, and is frequented by the endangered finless porpoise. In 2008, the department engaged another consultancy, Aecom, to study ... that the waters around Shek Kwu Chau were an important habitat for the finless porpoise and home to some 15 species of coral. Also, the white-bellied sea eagle, an uncommon species with limited known ...

  9. Project 'threatens' Lamma marine life

    Posted Nov 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... a mature, 50cm daisy parrotfish, a species that has become extremely rare in Hong Kong. 'There was only one recorded instance of this fish here- found in the Ninepin Islands- in the past seven ... in the area. Ching said the property development would probably create light pollution that could confuse endangered green sea turtles returning to nearby Sham Wan beach to lay eggs. ...

  10. Hong Kong mammals

    Posted May 31st 2007, 12:00am by Ellen Whyte

    ... in 1957 a few kilometres inland from Sha Tau Kok. Worse, the 50 species of mammals that are left are in danger of being wiped out because of illegal hunting and animal trafficking. Visit the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department's local protected wild animals page at http://tinyurl.com/2n2f99 for video clips and fact sheets. Then click on the Endangered tab to learn how ...




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