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  1. Final focus on winter visitors

    Posted Feb 24th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to hide from the chill in higher latitudes. If you want to catch a glimpse of the visitors before they leave, it is time to get out of your flat. These visiting birds typically set off from Siberia and north China in the final two months of the year and fly thousands of kilometres across the mainland to Hong Kong, Guangdong and other southern parts of Asia. Here, the birds can find ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Eco tours show visitors the natural hot spots of Hong Kong

    Posted Feb 24th 2013, 12:00am by JOLIE HO

    ... Jolie Ho jolie.ho@scmp.com Five new excursions turn spotlight on the city's noisy animal inhabitants and offer visitors a chance to learn about ecology, history and culture Eco-tours explore natural hotspots Fancy going on a guided "night safari" on Lamma Island amid the croaking and chirping of frogs and crickets? Now you can. It is one of eight eco-tours on Hong ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Visitors urged to tread lightly in newly famous Lung Mei beach

    Posted Nov 05th 2012, 12:00am by Johnny Tam

    ... from going ahead. Environmentalists, whose concerns have alerted the public to the area's marine life, which includes seahorses, have now appealed to visitors to minimise the disturbance ... and lobsters caught by her father. The shopkeeper of a bicycle rental stall said he had seen more weekend visitors. "They usually come as a family of three or four and spend a day here, playing ...

  4. Polar Adventure for Ocean Park visitors

    Posted Jun 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Joyee Chan Fans of Mr Potter's Penguins can meet and greet the film's six animal stars at Ocean Park's new attraction, Polar Adventure, from July 13. Next door to the flightless birds will be animals from the North Pole, such as spotted sea ...

  5. Three of its sturgeon died, yet Ocean Park will get giant salamanders from mainland

    Posted Jan 15th 2009, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Cheung Chi-fai and Dennis Eng Despite the recent deaths of rare Chinese sturgeon, the mainland will offer Ocean Park new additions to its display animal collection- Chinese giant ... perspective.' Three of the 10 sturgeon received from the mainland have died after settling in Ocean Park. One was killed by a barracuda, and the other two were believed to have fallen ill due ...

  6. Ocean Park unruffled by bird flu scare

    Posted Feb 01st 2008, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... Paggie Leung Ocean Park was confident the discovery on its premises of the body of a wild bird suspected to have died of avian flu and the brutal mainland weather would not affect visitor ... but there were more than 88 other attractions for visitors, he said. ...

  7. Government must do more to protect Mai Po's rare visitors

    Posted Nov 26th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hong Kong is small and densely populated. It has been called many things, including a concrete jungle. With its massive transport network, congestion problems and high levels of pollution, it is difficult to believe that we are visited by so many flocks o ...

  8. Treat for birdwatchers as four rare visitors touch down at Mai Po

    Posted Nov 11th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai A cold spell from the north has brought new visitors to Mai Po Nature Reserve- a small flock of migratory wild bean geese from Siberia. It is the first time so many bean ... that the cooler weather at the end of last month brought the rare visitors to Hong Kong. In the past five years there have only been three bean goose sightings in Deep Bay. 'The recent trend of new ...

  9. Shearwater confirmed as regular HK visitor

    Posted May 23rd 2010, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... John Carney You could call it the wrong flight in the right direction for local birdwatchers when the first recorded sighting of a Short-tailed Shearwater was made in Hong Kong in 2004, because it was thought to be a one-off at the time. However, it' ...

  10. Seal of approval for upcoming attraction

    Posted Nov 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... The animals are gifts from the National Aquatic Wildlife Conservation Association and the mainland's Dalian Laohutan Ocean Park. The spotted seals, also known as largha seals, will move ... living in the polar regions. Chen Yi-de, deputy director general of the mainland's Bureau of Fisheries, adds: 'Due to various anthropogenic factors, coastal and inland river habitats ...




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