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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Seized snakes escape mainland diners but are still doomed

    Posted Nov 21st 2007, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... on board. Inside the cargo hold were 20 boxes of common rat snakes and three boxes of American snapping turtles. The turtles are not classed as an endangered species, but no export documents were ... believe eating them is good for health,' Mr Chan said. He said customs officers would follow up the case. The common rat snake is classified as an endangered species, but trading them ...

  4. Reading Comprehension

    Posted Sep 30th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Year symbol based on the Chinese zodiac b. Singapore's night safari park c. an animal rights organisation d. a worldwide campaign launched to save frog species Word Power Match the following words with their meanings below 1. indefensible 2. biodiversity 3. exploit 4. endangered 5. render a. to selfishly take advantage of something b. unable to justify c. make d. in danger ...

  5. News - World

    Fifth of reptile species are 'facing extinction'

    Posted Feb 16th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse Fifth of reptile species are 'facing extinction' Almost one in five of the world's reptile species are in danger of extinction as their habitats are cleared away for farming and logging, a report said on Friday. An assessment of 1,500 randomly selected species of snakes, lizards, crocodiles, tortoises and other reptiles found that 19 per cent ...

  6. Have your say

    Posted Jun 27th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the consumption of the fish should be banned. Firstly, many tuna species are endangered. Yet 3.3 billion cans of tuna are sold worldwide each year. Environmentalists have warned that tuna stocks ... species to become extinct. Other endangered species include albacore, yellowfin, bigeye and skipjack. Marine scientists are calling for commercial fishing limits to protect western Atlantic ...

  7. Online call for action to save endangered coral fish

    Posted Sep 10th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Hong Kong and Ocean Park in June to raise public awareness of the endangered species. The organisers also urged the public to follow 'green' guidelines when ... The signatures were submitted to a Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department representative who will be voting at the Convention of International Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora ...

  8. Infographics - HUNTING

    The hunters and the hunted

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 09:50am by Adolfo Arranz

    ... Adolfo Arranz On April 1 the International Court of Justice in The Hague ordered Japan to stop whaling in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary around Antarctica. Japan maintains that many whale species are not endangered, and last month Prime Minister Shinzo Abe vowed to "increase efforts" to resume commercial whaling. Click to view the full-size infographic in high ...

  9. Comment - Blogs

    It's hammer time: video of hammerhead sharks, manta rays and other species protected under CITES

    Posted Mar 14th 2013, 06:42pm by Christy Choi

    ... on Appendix II of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna, effectively banning international trade unless shipments are accompanied by documentation showing they were caught legally. More than two dozen species of shark are officially endangered, and over 100 considered vulnerable or near threatened. Sharks, like manta rays, are considered valuable ...




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