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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, ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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, ...

  7. Fears over plan to develop valley

    Posted Jan 28th 2007, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Town Planning Board decides northeast part of Sha Lo Tung should become conservation zone and site of special scientific interest January 2001: Court of First Instance blocks company?s judicial ... hands, on which it would build. The plan would require doubling the single-lane road linking the valley with Ting Kok near Tai Po. The valley is one of 12 ecologically important sites identified ...

  8. Legislator seeks protection for special trees

    Posted Sep 10th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... do not receive special care from authorities. 'The existing law might not be able to save a tree grown by Dr Sun Yat-sen, or one aged over a century,' Ms Choy said. The proposed ... and those with historical, cultural or memorial significance or scientific research value. The bill will be submitted to the legislature in the upcoming session if consent is secured from Chief ...

  9. Hong Kong's outstanding areas of natural beauty must be saved

    Posted Jun 30th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... eruption and the cooling of volcanic ash. The islands were designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest in 1979 because of their geological importance. The only other place to have excellent examples of such features is the much younger Giant Causeway in Northern Ireland. It has been a Unesco World Heritage Site since 1986 under Criteria VII and VIII. To be included on the world ...

  10. Heritage sites retain status despite Unesco's concern over 'problems'

    Posted Jun 29th 2007, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... to making serious efforts to protect heritage sites compared with their enthusiasm at the time of their bidding and their interests in making profits from commercial development.' Leading ... of world heritage sites despite serious concerns over their conservation. But the decision is no victory for Beijing, which received more warnings for the state of its heritage conservation than ...




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