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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. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  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. Property - Hong Kong & China

    Developers show little interest in Tai Po residential site

    Posted May 24th 2014, 01:53am by Yvonne Liu

    ... Yvonne Liu yvonne.liu@scmp.com Developers show little interest in Tai Po site Tenders for two residential sites in Kai Tak and Tai Po drew a mixed response yesterday. A site ... to the nearby site in March and the fact that a Tuen Mun site sold low recently dampened interest in the site," said James Cheung, a director at Centaline Surveyors. "Those developers who have ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1519192/developers-show-little-interest-tai-po-residential-site
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Doctors in private practice care little for the interests of the general public

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 06:23pm by Albert Cheng

    ... little for the interests of the general public Over the years, doctors in local private practice have built up an empire of their own. The Hong Kong Medical Association, which claims a membership of 8,500, has taken a self-centred approach to guard its narrow sectoral interests at the expense of those of the general public. Its latest attempt to make things difficult for overseas doctors ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1545684/doctors-private-practice-care-little-interests-general-public

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