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  1. Comment - Letters

    Shek Kwu Chau incinerator will threaten 'vulnerable' finless porpoises

    Posted Jun 01st 2014, 04:33am by LETTERS

    ... of these porpoises swimming in the exact same area where the proposed integrated waste management facility, or mega incinerator as it is otherwise more commonly known, is proposed to be built. These mammals have been swimming contentedly in this near-pristine marine habitat for perhaps thousands of years and are blissfully unaware that the development (if approved) will destroy it. An indication ...

  2. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan launches whaling 'research' hunt in its coastal waters

    Posted Sep 07th 2014, 02:29pm by AFP

    ... moratorium that allows lethal research on the mammals, but has made no secret of the fact that their meat ended up in restaurants and fish markets. The smaller Pacific coastal whaling hunt comes ...

  3. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    Chinese quest for rare fish bladder may doom small porpoise

    Posted Aug 03rd 2014, 06:53am by AP

    ... attract a US$5,000 payoff in the United States, and more than US$10,000 in Asia. "It's aquatic cocaine," said Jay Barlow, a marine-mammal expert at the US National Oceanic ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Disturbing U-turn on flawed environmental report for third runway

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 01:34pm by SAMANTHA LEE

    ... Samantha Lee Samantha Lee says airport officials' measures to address environmental concerns over third runway remain inadequate, despite marine parks plan Still flawed The Advisory ... initially raised. First, the proposal for a marine park was deemed "too little, too late", as it would not be located in a key dolphin habitat and would only be set up after ...

  5. News - World - NEW ZEALAND

    New Zealand refuses proposal for undersea iron ore mining

    Posted Jun 18th 2014, 09:53pm by Reuters

    ... elsewhere. Environmental groups, fishing companies and native Maori tribes had opposed the project because of the potential damage to the environment, marine mammals and fish stocks. Trans Tasman ...

  6. News - World - NATURE

    Cuvier’s beaked whale tracked spending over two hours underwater

    Posted Mar 27th 2014, 11:00pm by Reuters

    ... documented for any marine mammal, said Greg Schorr of the Cascadia Research Collective in Olympia, Washington, who led the study published in the journal PLOS ONE. "Many creatures live ... at the surface between dives," Schorr said. "These are social, warm-blooded mammals that have adapted to actively pursue their prey at astounding depths- all while up to 1.8 miles away from ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Talking points

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 04:17am by STAFF

    ... school students will join them in a class boycott on Friday.   CE opens marine insurance conference Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying opens a Hong Kong conference organised by the International Union of Marine Insurance. Also attending is Executive Councillor Laura Cha Shih May-lung, who chairs the Financial Services Development Council. Participants will discuss how the marine ...

  8. News - World - NATURE

    Pangolins headed for extinction, in part due to booming Asian demand

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 08:07pm by Reuters

    ... in the ground by hunters. The pangolin, a mammal that looks like an anteater but has an armour of tough scales, has long been prized in central Africa as a bushmeat delicacy. But growing demand ...

  9. A deeper insight into marine conservation

    Posted Jan 09th 2004, 12:00am by Lee Wing-Sze

    ... LEE WING-SZE The Chinese white dolphin, which inhabits waters around Hong Kong and the Pearl River Delta, is threatened with extinction. To save this endangered mammal and other rare dolphin and whale species, the Ocean Park Conservation Foundation (OPCF) was established in 1993. It was aimed at raising public awareness of marine conservation. The charity's annual ...

  10. Marine wind farm planned off Lamma

    Posted Feb 06th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... will be the focus of a month-long public consultation from Monday, the project would not greatly harm the marine ecology and the site was not within a bird habitat. Lau said measures would be taken to minimise possible adverse effects, including restricting the speed of construction ships, and avoiding foundation work during peak marine mammal activity times. Edwin Lau Che-feng, director ...




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