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  1. Island work is for green project, says landowner

    Posted Mar 05th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The response came a day after a geological conservation group exposed the unauthorised works at Shui Mong Tin, a site of special scientific interest on Ma Shi Chau. The Lands Department said the works, ... problems on private land within and close to country parks or special areas. 'In the short term, the government should extend the outline zoning plan to cover the site of Shui Mong Tin and, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/672099/island-work-green-project-says-landowner
  2. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Loopholes in protection of two key wildlife sites: Conservancy Association

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 03:16am by Cheung Chi Fai

    ... proposal in 2009 to designate the mudflat a site of special scientific interest. It cited local villagers' reservations. The Lung Kwu Tan valley in Tuen Mun was designated a site of special scientific interest in 2012. But Li said this status offered only "minimal" and "administrative" protection. The site behind Lung Kwu Tan village has more than 130 species ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1486130/loopholes-protection-two-key-wildlife-sites-conservancy-association
  3. News - Hong Kong

    45 hectares in Ma On Shan Country Park set aside for nature after U-turn

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 04:41am by FANNY W. Y. FUNG

    ... suggesting that the whole site be designated as a conservation area, or even as a site of special scientific interest which would give it even greater protection. Kadoorie further argued ... has agreed to classify almost all of a 45-hectare enclave in Ma On Shan Country Park as a conservation area, after experts and green groups said the ecological importance of the site had been ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1562950/45-hectares-ma-shan-country-park-set-aside-nature-after-u-turn
  4. Most want more nature sites, poll finds

    Posted Apr 19th 2010, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... in the 43-hectare Fung Yuen Valley, designated by the government as a 'site of special scientific interest' since 1980 for its importance as a major butterfly breeding site. The group has ... Joyce Ng The city does not have enough sites dedicated to the appreciation of nature, according to 440 out of 710 people surveyed by a green group. They told the Tai Po Environmental ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/711846/most-want-more-nature-sites-poll-finds
  5. Butterflies on the edge as humans move in

    Posted Jul 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... in Tuen Mun, Lantau and Tai Po face serious or mild degrees of degradation, the association says. One of the six is the Fung Yuen site, which is of special scientific interest. The number ... The association, which has run the government-sponsored butterfly reserve over a two-hectare private site in Fung Yuen since 2005, blames the decline on a housing development owned by Li Ka-shing's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1006923/butterflies-edge-humans-move
  6. Outlook & Living- Tai Po, Ma On Shan, Discovery Bay

    Posted May 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Harbour area is a beautiful nature reserve, and home to some interesting species of birds, fish and plants. The scenic Plover Cove Reservoir is located near Tolo Harbour at the opening of the Tolo ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/999837/outlook-living-tai-po-ma-shan-discovery-bay
  7. Burning doubt

    Posted Apr 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... The department's dubious decision-making process lends credence to the perception that its selection of Shek Kwu Chau was influenced by politics and special interests rather than the best outcome for Hong ... Tom Yam If the Environmental Protection Department has its way, Hong Kong will be saddled with the world's largest waste incineration plant on a site that is the most expensive ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/998122/burning-doubt
  8. In-depth research supports need to conserve forest

    Posted Aug 21st 2006, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Chloe Lai The rezoning request for the Tai Po Kau forest was backed up by thorough research. To support the application, Ruy Barretto's family worked with half a dozen environmental experts. They produced a book: Tai Po Kau Headland- Conservation Study and Site of Special Scientific Interest Proposal. The 131-page book detailed the history, geography, flora and fauna, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/561038/depth-research-supports-need-conserve-forest
  9. Comment - Letters

    Decision to exclude Hoi Ha from country park ignores ecological data

    Posted Jul 04th 2014, 04:33am by LETTERS

    ... septic tanks within 100 metres of Hoi Ha Wan. The law prohibits such systems being built within 100 metres of a site of special scientific interest. The department believes the environmental ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1546027/decision-exclude-hoi-ha-country-park-ignores-ecological-data
  10. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, July 14, 2014

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 03:24am by LETTERS

    ... is being destroyed by outsiders who are only concerned about their stomachs. In 1994, Kei Ling Ha was designated a site of special scientific interest and I am surprised no measures are in place ... Give insurers clear 'best interests' rule Enoch Yiu's column (" Insurers should always act in clients' best interests ", July 8) misses the point at issue. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1553577/letters-editor-july-14-2014

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