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  1. News - Asia - ENVIRONMENT

    Cites bans trade in shark species that are at crisis level

    Posted Mar 12th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agencies in Bangkok Ban on trade of endangered sharks An international conference has voted to ban trade in some shark species whose populations have fallen to crisis levels, in part because of demand from China- the world's biggest consumer of shark fins for use in soup. The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna (Cites) yesterday ...

  2. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    South Africa mulls legal trade in rhino horns in bid to defeat poaching

    Posted Nov 13th 2014, 10:44pm by AFP

    ... the loss of a family member." Internationally, the rhino-horn trade was banned by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (Cites) in 1977. But a domestic trade continued ... rhino-poaching crisis is being driven by a persistent demand for rhino horn that cannot be supplied through legal channels because of the national and international trade bans," a South African ...

  3. News - Asia - ENVIRONMENT

    Chinese demand for furniture 'decimates' rosewood stocks in Mekong region, activists say

    Posted May 13th 2014, 10:40pm by AFP

    ... the average salary in the poor village areas they are drawn from. "The soaring value of Siamese rosewood has spurred a dramatic rise in illegal logging in an international criminal trade ... years." The EIA called for international rules to be tightened to ban international trade in Siamese rosewood logs, sawn timber and veneers. Violence and corruption has proliferated along ...

  4. News - China Insider - ENVIRONMENT

    Q&A: Endangered wildlife trading at the Myanmar-China border

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 03:03pm by Silvio Carrillo and Patrick Boehler

    ... market and put more effort into enforcing CITES [the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora] in that part of Yunnan province. If China could stop all ... to report on the rampant trade in endangered species there. He shared his impressions from both sides of the border with the South China Morning Post: Where is the market seen in the video and what ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Shark fin trade from Hong Kong to China drops almost 90 per cent in one year

    Posted Apr 08th 2014, 06:36pm by Ernest Kao

    ... under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). Ricky Leung Lak-kee, chairman of the Hong Kong Marine Products Association, said the local ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com WWF-Hong Kong says sales to mainland down 90pc because of pressure from green groups and possibly campaign against extravagance Trade in shark fins drops off ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Hong Kong to burn first part of seized ivory stockpile in May ceremony

    Posted Apr 21st 2014, 04:10am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... the international trade being banned in 1989. Committee members have suggested that a "conservation celebrity"- British primatologist Jane Goodall is one name mentioned- be invited to officiate ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Ban all ivory sales, conservation groups urge government

    Posted May 14th 2014, 04:00am by DANNY LEE

    ... Administrative Region," said the letter signed by Hong Kong for Elephants co-founder Alex Hofford and actress Sharon Kwok Sau-wan. Since a 1989 worldwide ban on the international trade in ivory, ... to eradicate elephant poaching in Africa. The signatories include WildAid executive director Peter Knights, International Fund for Animal Welfare's Asia director Grace Ge Gabriel and International ...

  8. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    Alarm over threat from huge new 22,000 resort in Baja California

    Posted May 11th 2014, 06:27am by AP

    ... International Trade Group, suggests the project is backed by the Chinese government, and says it has US$3.6 billion to spend on the resort. "In accordance with the agreements signed in recent ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Rare seahorses found living in river estuaries off Lantau and Sai Kung

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 06:21am by Ernest Kao

    ... including the rare spotted seahorse. The trading of all seahorse species is regulated under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Hong Kong's first electric coach is faster, lighter

    Posted May 10th 2013, 12:00am by Ada Lee

    ... and Discovery Bay. He said Hopewell Holdings had bought two coaches for its feeder service between the Kowloonbay International Trade and Exhibition Centre and Kowloon Bay MTR station, and two electric ...




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