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  1. News - Hong Kong - CONSERVATION

    The mystery of border enclave Luk Keng's 'special administrative region'

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 06:21am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... is zoned for conservation. Parts are privately owned, but those owners have never prevented access to the public. There are no signs warning visitors to stay away. For years, the area outside ... drawing attention to the situation, which may be the result of a mutually beneficial deal. Responding to Post inquiries, a spokesman for the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department said ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - CONSERVATION

    Country park building plan cuts off coastal family trail

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 06:21am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... local resident, Dr William Butcher. The Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department, refused to comment, saying the proposal- filed with the Lands Department in late 2012- had not been ...

  3. News - Asia - CONSERVATION

    Japanese whalers hint at plans to resume hunts after UN court ban

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 10:27pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Tokyo Court papers issued in the US against Sea Shepherd hint at plans for a modified season Japanese whalers expect to resume Antarctic hunts The group that conducts Japan's whaling says it expects to resume scientific whaling in the Anta ...

  4. News - Asia - CONSERVATION

    'Paper parks': Myanmar habitats where official protection is not worth the paper its written on

    Posted Apr 06th 2014, 06:16am by AP

    ... the Pidaung Wildlife Sanctuary set up in 1918, has been "totally poached out and should be degazetted", says Tony Lynam, a field biologist for the New York-based Wildlife Conservation ... the park retains an incredible variety of life, according to a report by Oikos and the Myanmese non-government group BANCA (Biodiversity and Nature Conservation Association). Its evergreen forests ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - CONSERVATION

    City must reduce reliance on Dongjiang water, John Tsang says

    Posted Mar 31st 2014, 06:16am by Stuart Lau

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com 'Reduce reliance on Guangdong water' Seawater desalination is an important future source of water supply for Hong Kong, Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah has reiterated. It was necessary for the city to adopt ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - CONSERVATION

    The egg comes first, engineers find as building work is halted to protect egret colony

    Posted Mar 19th 2014, 04:37am by Ernest Kao

    ... now came after birdwatchers and conservationists warned the department that the breeding season was regarded as beginning in March. Bird Watching Society senior conservation officer Jocelyn Ho ... and Conservation Department before the work began in November. "There may have been some misunderstanding," he added. "We had planned for the works to stop in April and recommence ...

  7. News - China - CONSERVATION

    China pillages Africa like old colonialists, says wildlife expert Jane Goodall

    Posted Feb 18th 2014, 01:34pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... organisation Roots and Shoots, founded over two decades ago to instil conservation values in children, has also become involved in China. “We work with hundreds of Chinese children, ... the world is a major reason to hope, for this lady with seemingly inexhaustible energy who can still keep an auditorium hanging on her words for more than an hour. “These young people will become ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - CONSERVATION

    Scrap policy that gives free water to Hong Kong households, say experts

    Posted Mar 21st 2014, 11:53am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Day today. Water fees have been frozen for nearly 20 years and the freshwater pricing structure requires a major overhaul to better reflect costs and encourage conservation, the group ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - CONSERVATION

    Kwun Tong hill yields 'mystery' water

    Posted Mar 22nd 2014, 04:28am by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com High time for a cuppa in Kwun Tong Preparing the perfect pot of tea is no walk in the park for 63-year-old Tai Yick-fat. For him, it involves a daily trudge up a hill to collect "free water" from makeshift spouts i ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - CONSERVATION

    Heritage village Kat Hing Wai offers an intriguing gateway to the past

    Posted Apr 25th 2013, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng joyce.ng@scmp.com An intriguing gateway to the past With an intact enclosure and an intriguing history surrounding its iron gates, Kat Hing Wai is one of the highest-scoring villages in the government's grading exercise of historic sites. Th ...




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