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  1. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    ‘Hundreds of graves’ lying in Hong Kong's country parks and green belts

    Posted Jan 21st 2014, 02:19pm

    ... grave sites in Yuen Long straddle conservation areas, while four are inside country parks and at least one is near a site of special scientific interest, according to the Land Justice League. In North District, the group counted six permitted burial grounds that were in or near conservation areas and 20 that were located in or near country parks. Green activists blame a “primitive” ...

  2. News - China - CHANGING FACES

    Environmentalists raise awareness of Nanling National Forest Park

    Posted May 05th 2013, 12:00am by Li Jing

    ... awareness of national park When nature lovers found some virgin forest in Guangdong's Nanling National Forest Park destroyed, they confronted a developer, winning an admission of culpability. ... with the public, the developer and the conservationists. What do Nanling residents think about your project? Some living in Nanling work for the forestry bureau or are park rangers. Some sell local ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Ocean Park to cut carbon emissions by 10pc in 10 years

    Posted Nov 06th 2012, 12:00am by JOANNA CHIU

    ... Joanna Chiu joanna.chiu@scmp.com Ocean Park drive to cut carbon emissions by 10pc Ocean Park aims to reduce its carbon emissions by 10 per cent in 10 years in a green drive that consultants say may set the benchmark for theme parks around the world. The plan is also tipped to bring savings in the long run, park executives say. "Ocean Park's commitment to reduce its ...

  4. 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. ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - CONSERVATION

    Heritage tree removed from park amid disease fears

    Posted Aug 14th 2012, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... to have been infected with the brown root rot disease that has afflicted trees across the city. The 13-metre Chinese banyan at the entrance of Lei Yue Mun Park is the eighth heritage tree removed ... of an infected tree in Kowloon Park was still exposed weeks after it was removed following Severe Typhoon Vicente last month. Tree professor Jim Chi-yung, a member of the government's expert panel, ...

  6. Polar zone to boost Ocean Park's allure

    Posted Jul 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Lucinda Shen lucinda.shen@scmp.com Summer will be cooler today with the opening of Ocean Park's new entertainment zone, Polar Adventure, which is expected to attract 10 to 15 per cent more visitors this financial year, said chairman Alan Zeman. Ocean Park has consistently broken attendance records in the past few years. In the 2010-11 financial year, it attracted 5.1 million ...

  7. Tech park tenants must hit energy-saving target

    Posted Jul 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Olga Wong olga.wong@scmp.com Tenants in the new third phase of the Science and Technology Parks risk not having their leases renewed if they fail to meet energy-saving targets, as part of a drive to create Hong Kong's first zero-carbon district. The so-called 'green leases' will be just part of the Science and Technology Parks Corporation's effort to make ...

  8. Ocean Park's ethical offering

    Posted Jul 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... YP cadets Erica Lee and Imogen Butler Ocean Park has taken a step in the 'green' direction with its new penguin-themed restaurant, Tuxedos. The restaurant, in the new Polar Adventure section of the park, serves a number of low-carbon dishes and aims to raise awareness of climate change. Guests enjoy dining in the spacious south-pole-like environment, with only a glass ...

  9. Project 'a threat to country park'

    Posted Jul 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of a country park. About 60 per cent of the plot in Wong Chuk Yeung village, Fo Tan, which is about the size of a football pitch, is owned by the government, with the rest owned by shell companies. ... action to fence off the concerned government land by next week', he said. Chow said the government should tighten protection of land near a country park. 'You can't just draw ...

  10. 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 seals, walruses, snowy owls and arctic foxes. The zones are designed with special lighting and sound effects to mimic the extreme ...




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