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  1. News - Hong Kong - CONSERVATION

    No entry: villagers bar access to Lantau bay over environmental 'conspiracy'

    Posted Aug 04th 2014, 04:54am by Ernest Kao

    ... banner read. Another lashed out at environmental groups for "telling the government to zone our village as a conservation area". Lantau resident Kevin Laurie asked why villagers had ... reservations that this protest is merely about protecting their villages and right to build," he added. The Lands Department earlier said it was investigating if the road, over private land, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1565700/no-entry-villagers-bar-access-lantau-bay
  2. News - World - CONSERVATION

    Whistle-blowing website WildLeaks targets 'protected elite' of poachers

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 01:13am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Dar Es Salaam Founders of WildLeaks seek tip-offs about 'protected elite' behind illicit wildlife trade Website targets the poaching one per cent Poachers slaughtering Africa's elephants and rhinos with impunity are often shielded from police by powerful connections, but a group of conservationists has turned to the anonymity of tip-offs to try ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1580725/whistle-blowing-website-wildleaks-targets-protected-elite-poachers
  3. 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

    ... Associated Press in Lampi Island Official safeguards mean little for many of the country's wildlife havens The Myanmar parks protected only on paper Off a remote, glimmering beach ... the environmental project manager says, wading towards a sign planted on the shore reading "Lampi National Park". Some 50 metres behind it, secreted in the tangled growth, lies the trunk ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1465869/paper-parks-myanmar-habitats-where-official-protection-not-worth-paper-its
  4. News - Hong Kong - CONSERVATION

    Villagers fighting conservation have made millions selling land

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 06:02am by CHI FAI CHEUNG, Ernest Kao

    ... Cheung Chi-fai and Ernest Kao Tai Ho residents fighting for right to farm area earmarked for ecological protection have sold up to 70 per cent of their land to developers Villagers made ... of million dollars, including sites zoned for conservation, property records show. Amid criticism from an environmental activist who questioned whether villagers really wanted to restore farming ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1580917/villagers-fighting-conservation-have-made-millions-selling-land
  5. News - China - CONSERVATION

    Chinese sturgeon on the brink of extinction

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 05:44am by Staff Reporter

    ... was built," Wei was quoted as saying. "No natural reproduction means that the sturgeon will not expand its population and without protection they might be at risk of extinction." Chinese ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1592647/sturgeon-brink-extinction
  6. News - Asia - CONSERVATION

    New curbs on trade in threatened sharks come into force

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 11:00am by Agence France-Presse in Geneva

    ... Agence France-Presse in Geneva Tightened regulations covering the trade in shark and ray products come into force on Sunday with exporting countries facing sanctions if they fail to ensure sustainability Seven threatened species of shark and ray are to get greater protection, as a historic agreement aimed at safeguarding the world’s oldest predator takes effect, conservationists said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1590730/new-cites-curbs-trade-threatened-sharks-come-force
  7. News - Hong Kong - CONSERVATION

    Marsh to be protected in new plan

    Posted Dec 20th 2013, 04:29am by FANNY W. Y. FUNG

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung fanny.fung@scmp.com Marsh to be protected in new plan The Planning Department has agreed to reduce the amount of land available for village house development in a Sai Kung village to preserve a freshwater marsh where a protected orchid grows. But an environmental group says the revised zoning plan for Pak Tam Au village still leaves streams in the ecologically ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1386042/marsh-be-protected-new-plan
  8. News - Hong Kong - CONSERVATION

    Planners to probe villagers' felling of mangrove

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 04:15am by Ernest Kao, CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... was a breach of town planning rules. Rare flora and fauna are protected under a site of special scientific interest (SSSI) designation covering Tai Ho Wan and surrounding land and streams. The Planning ... to conserve and protect features of special scientific interest such as rare fauna and flora, but is not strictly enforced. A breach of the Town Planning Ordinance could bring a fine of up ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1580649/planning-department-will-investigate-felling-mangrove-villagers
  9. News - China Insider - CONSERVATION

    Former basketball star Yao Ming calls for protection of sea turtles

    Posted Jun 17th 2014, 12:48pm by Chris Luo

    ... Chris Luo chris.luo@scmp.com Chinese basketball icon and environment advocate Yao Ming is now adding sea turtles to his list of endangered wildlife he is calling on the public to protect ... to raise awareness in our country about protecting wild animals and passing it on to our next generation like my daughter,” said Yao, whose four-year-old daughter also came to wave goodbye ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1534600/former-basketball-star-yao-ming-calls-protection-sea-turtles
  10. News - Hong Kong - CONSERVATION

    Green advisers say Mau Ping enclave deserves better protection

    Posted Jun 14th 2014, 04:15am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Enclave deserves better protection, say advisers A government proposal not to incorporate an ecologically important rural enclave into a country park ... when some members suggested the Mau Ping enclave surrounded by Ma On Shan Country Park deserved better protection. The site was among 54 areas surrounded by or jutting into country parks ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1531971/green-advisers-say-mau-ping-enclave-deserves-better-protection

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