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  1. 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 ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Hoi Ha villagers angry over unauthorised camping

    Posted Oct 06th 2014, 05:31am by Ernest Kao

    ... a designated marine park and site of special scientific interest (SSSI). "There is an excellent campsite a 15- to 20-minute walk away from Hoi Ha village … which has proper toilet and cooking ... and Conservation Department confirmed that it had received complaints about campers but it said the site was not in the country park nor was it an SSSI. A spokeswoman said department officers visited ...

  3. 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. ... on 500 sites over 4,000 hectares across the New Territories. That compares to just 800 hectares set aside for most of Hong Kong’s non-indigenous villager population for cemeteries ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Sai Kung village house project is defiling country park, say residents

    Posted Sep 22nd 2013, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... of Hoi Ha Wan Tsuen, a village in Hoi Ha Marine Park- a site of special scientific interest- are also trying to block a housing application there. A house is being built under the small-house ... Kung site has been approved for small-house development. The department said the project was not officially in a country park because it was on private land zoned for "village-type ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Environmental groups' legal threat 'silences' officials on Tai Po beach plans

    Posted Dec 01st 2012, 12:00am by Ada Lee

    ... the government's proposal- and the nearby site of special scientific interest. ... had asked whether the government's environmental impact assessment report underestimated the site's ecological value. A coalition of at least 30 organisations opposed to the beach ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Planners blocked from village in mangrove row

    Posted Sep 05th 2014, 03:55am by Ernest Kao

    ... A gate on a path over private land had prevented Planning Department staff from entering a site of special scientific interest (SSSI) at Tai Ho Wan, a department spokesman said. The gate ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com Gate stops officials from checking whether rules were broken at ecologically important site Planners blocked from village in mangrove row Almost two weeks ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Villagers in Lantau destroy mangrove in bid to halt 'protected status' plan

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 05:31am by Ernest Kao

    ... mudflats and horseshoe crabs. Together with the three rivers that feed it, Tai Ho Wan is now designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), but not yet zoned as such. Statutory ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Green groups challenge country park enclave development plans

    Posted Nov 18th 2013, 01:11pm by Ernest Kao

    ... The Environmental Protection Bureau stipulates septic tanks should not be placed within 30 metres of a site of special scientific interest (SSSI), which Hoi Ha Wan has been since 1989. The group’s legal ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Lung Mei beach activists to volunteer as guards after dead wildlife found

    Posted Nov 09th 2012, 12:00am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... we are heading in the reverse direction now," he said during a media visit to a site of special scientific interest on Hong Kong Island. The department can enforce regulations only ... species Opponents of the Lung Mei man-made beach project have organised a 50-member "ecological guard" to monitor the site after they found remains of starfish and sea urchins littering ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Leung environmental adviser wants plan to build Tai Po beach scrapped

    Posted Oct 11th 2012, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Mei is located near two sites of special scientific interest- the mangroves at Ting Kok and on Ma Shi Chau island. Rather that conduct a proper study to gauge public demand for the project ... of 4,000 people. The government's plan to turn this part of Tai Po into a tourist location has attracted interest from developers. Wheelock Properties' spa resort hotel was approved ...




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