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  1. Lifestyle - Technology - SCIENCE COLUMN

    Breeding of endangered species is futile without habitat protection

    Posted Dec 23rd 2012, 12:00am by Martin Williams

    ... company before the inevitable demise. It seemed a bleak prognosis. I responded that species can sometimes bounce back, given the chance. Even so, the odds are stacked against endangered species ... Martin Williams While captive breeding of animals is to be lauded, it should not overshadow the task of protecting the ecosystems they live in Why preserve a species if you can't save ...

  2. Look out for endangered species series

    Posted Oct 17th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I'm writing in response to the article 'Boom takes its toll on endangered species' (South China Morning Post, October 4). I think that imposing the death penalty for killing ... and many of our other readers- are interested in endangered species, we will run a series on this topic beginning next term. It will run on Tuesdays after Christmas. Thanks again ...

  3. Endangered species are in race for Olympic mascot

    Posted Apr 28th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... David Fang and Staff Reporter A competition to design the mascot for the 2008 Beijing Olympics has become a Noah's Ark full of the nation's endangered species- and the contest ... as the mascot for the Asian Games in Beijing in 1990... [and the] panda is not so sporty,' said the official. 'The idea of using endangered animals cannot be called creative at all.' ...

  4. Endangered species on the rise: report

    Posted May 15th 2006, 12:00am by Lilian Goh

    ... Lilian Goh Two out of every five species assessed by scientists are threatened with extinction, according to the 2006 World Conservation Union (IUCN) Red List of Threatened Species. The list acts as a global wake-up call by focusing attention on the alarming state of the natural environment. Of the 40,177 species assessed, 16,199 animal and plant species are now listed ...

  5. Help for endangered species

    Posted Mar 15th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... JESSIE HUI A group of University of Hong Kong (HKU) students have played a role in the conservation of endangered animals in Asia, including giant pandas and Yangtze River dolphins. ... in Jiangxi province to monitor the population of another critically endangered mammal- the Yangtze River dolphin, as well as the finless porpoise. 'The Yangtze river seemed far away, but now ...

  6. News - Asia - ENVIRONMENT

    Fatwa issued against hunting of endangered wildlife in Indonesia

    Posted Mar 06th 2014, 12:49pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Jakarta Religious council says trade in endangered species immoral and sinful Indonesia’s top Islamic clerical body has issued a religious fatwa against the illegal ... once-rich forests for timber extraction or to make way for oil palm or other plantations poses a severe threat to critically-endangered species such as the Sumatran tiger, orangutan and Sumatran ...

  7. Endangered monkeys make move to Ocean Park

    Posted Apr 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Christy Choi christy.choi@scmp.com With their blue faces and little snub-noses, two golden monkeys are the latest example of China's endangered wildlife to greet visitors to Ocean ... human settlement and hunters after their meat, bones and fur. Like the giant panda they are listed as endangered. The Primate Research Centre at the University of Wisconsin estimates just 8,000 ...

  8. In Brief

    Posted Dec 21st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Endangered species warning The Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department yesterday reminded people returning from overseas not to bring endangered species into the city without a licence. It said 78 seizures were made at customs checkpoints from January to November, compared with 135 cases in the same period last year. Commonly encountered examples include ivory, sea ...

  9. green living

    Posted Jan 13th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... what you can do Pandas may be appealing and cute, but it is just as important to preserve other endangered animals, like crows. This is because every species, including humans, serves a unique function in the world. Losing one species may cause others which rely on it, to overpopulate or disappear as a result. According to the WWF, Hong Kong is home to several endangered ...

  10. Eagle smuggler caught

    Posted Apr 14th 2008, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... The bird was about 30cm tall. The Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department confirmed that the eagle was an endangered species. A customs official said the man had violated ordinances relating to the protection of endangered species, public health and cruelty to animals. Importing a protected species without permission carries a maximum penalty of HK$100,000 and a year ...




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