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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Officials failing to protect Hoi Ha Wan marine park

    Posted Aug 22nd 2012, 12:00am by Markus Shaw

    ... Markus Shaw Markus Shaw says laws that protect the marine park must be enforced Hoi Ha riches won't survive official dereliction of duty There have been encouraging signs recently ... survive all over the New Territories. One is Hoi Ha village, which lies in Sai Kung Country Park, on the shoreline of Hoi Ha Wan- one of Hong Kong's few marine parks and arguably the finest. ...

  2. Gang busted with 1,800 pangolins

    Posted Apr 20th 2005, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... and were released on bail. Pangolins are small, lizard-like mammals covered with scales. They are eaten as a delicacy on the mainland, where their flesh is believed to have medicinal ... to an end,' Mr Bohm said. Nicola Newbery, of the Friends of Hoi Ha, said police and marine officers had been alerted to suspected smugglers in recent weeks. Only on Monday did they arrive in time ...

  3. Banning fishing in marine park could lay foundation for sustainable fishery

    Posted Aug 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... I refer to the letter by Joseph Sham, assistant director of agriculture, fisheries and conservation ('Some fishing allowed in marine parks', August 8). Mr Sham's defence of government actions to protect Hoi Ha Wan Marine Park is a poor attempt to justify a woeful record of environmental protection of Hong Kong's marine resources. When the marine park was set up ...

  4. Government has duty to protect Hoi Ha Wan Marine Park

    Posted Nov 25th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Christine Loh Kung-wai's column ('Shifting sands', November 19) highlighted the confusion which has arisen over the boundary of Hoi Ha Wan Marine Park and the status ... not automatically give the owner the right to build. Wherever the debate concerning the ownership of land and what defines the boundary of the marine park leads, one point remains clear: the administration ...

  5. Underwater robot contestants aim to help preserve marine life

    Posted Mar 07th 2008, 12:00am by Miranda Yeung

    ... is jointly organised by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and the City University of Hong Kong (CityU). The aim is to develop innovative robotic technology to preserve marine life. Each team, ... a series of workshops. They observed coral from a glass-bottomed boat last month at WWF's Marine Life Centre in Hoi Ha Wan. They also tested their prototype robots in a water tank ...

  6. Sai Kung marine centre finally floated, but public isn't invited

    Posted Jan 20th 2008, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng A HK$72 million marine education centre was officially unveiled yesterday in Sai Kung after more than a decade of planning, construction and controversy. But the public will not be able to enjoy it. WWF Hong Kong's Hoi Ha Marine Life Centre caters to students, teachers, community groups and environmental ambassadors, who can book its various education programmes. ...

  7. Troubled marine centre deserves to succeed

    Posted Mar 15th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The marine centre at Hoi Ha Wan has had a long and bitter history- one that looks unlikely to end soon. This is a shame, considering the project is characterised by lofty ambitions ... developers- World Wide Fund for Nature Hong Kong, or WWF- of destroying the area's pristine environment even as it sought to preserve it and educate the public. The marine centre started out ...

  8. Plan for marine centre 'crackers'

    Posted Jan 19th 2004, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... charge for a tour of its controversial marine life education centre in Sai Kung's Hoi Ha marine park. The organisation has also been criticised for suggesting it could recoup operating costs ... of the Country and Marine Parks Board on Friday that it was in talks with the government to get more parking permits to bring coaches to Hoi Ha Wan, which is inside the restricted country park area. Mr ...

  9. WWF admits marine park finances all at sea

    Posted Jan 17th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai The Sai Kung centre may have to rely on government subsidies to survive The World Wide Fund for Nature yesterday said it would open its marine life education park in April, but added it would struggle to meet costs despite charging visitors $150 for a tour. During a progress report to the Country and Marine Parks Board yesterday, the WWF said the Marine Life Centre ...

  10. Anti-bird flu setback for WWF marine life centre

    Posted Mar 15th 2004, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... Simon Parry Losses due to an 'unjustified' closure of Mai Po reserve have upset opening plans, says group The opening of a $61 million marine life centre in Hong Kong has been ... from Mai Po was intended to help fund the marine life centre in Hoi Ha Wan, built on huge metal stilts in the coral bay and featuring a $1.4 million glass-bottomed boat, for its first two ...




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