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  1. 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 ...

  2. 180 lizards seized, suspect arrested

    Posted Mar 12th 2010, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... on Wednesday. Smugglers picked up the consignment at the airport's cargo terminal. The Customs and Excise Department will follow up the case. The haul is the third seizure of endangered animals this year. On February 9, more than 3,200 live snakes and turtles- many of them endangered species- were seized by police in Lantau North Country Park. No one was arrested. A haul of 629 lizards ...

  3. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, June 11, 2013

    Posted Jun 11th 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... for the numbers of dolphins inhabiting Hong Kong waters were even lower than in 2011 (78 compared with 158 in 2003). The dolphins are one of the best-protected species in Hong Kong, with, for example, ... in place to protect this iconic species have failed spectac- ularly, and are in immediate need of an overhaul. As the government is still dithering, we need the Advisory Council on the Environment ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Butterfly monitoring programme expanded with recruitment drive

    Posted May 19th 2008, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Kok, Deer's Neck in Fanling and Wu Gao Teng in Tai Po to identify and count butterfly species from August to October. Green Power hopes to acquire more accurate statistics than past government surveys. In San Tau, for example, the government counted butterfly species for two days in 1999, as part of environmental assessments for tourism projects, and for 11 days in 2003, before ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Tung Chung expansion scheme unveiled, raising reclamation concerns

    Posted May 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... away from the Tung Chung Bay, where a river, a mudflat and a mangrove play host to rare species including a frog and a crab. A site of 14 hectares will be reclaimed away from them. When land ...

  7. Green groups in protest over bay development

    Posted Jun 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... and species that depend on them- may all be wiped out, Cheng said. The groups' ecological surveys of the area indicate it is ecologically rich with a wealth of biodiversity, they said. It is home to about 50 species of fish, amphibians and reptiles including the rare Hong Kong Newt and Romer's Tree Frog. The area is also a breeding ground for two species of horseshoe crab ...

  8. talk back

    Posted Oct 15th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the humphead wrasse? People who are concerned about endangered species and, consequently, the environment, should not just stop eating humphead wrasse or any other creature threatened with extinction- ... contributes to water and air pollution as well as soil erosion. This will push even more species (including humans in the long run, many predict) to the brink of extinction. Unfortunately, the issue ...

  9. Letters

    Posted Jul 20th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... environment and by so doing endangering the well-being of our children and our children's children, and other species of life. Believe it or not, we're doing the same thing in New Zealand ...

  10. Buffalo population on the decline

    Posted Jun 12th 2007, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... approximately 200 are on Lantau. The water buffalo eats grass and vegetation growing in or beside rivers, lakes or the sea. Wild water buffaloes are an endangered species, with a world population ...




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