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  1. Keeping track of winged wonders

    Posted Apr 12th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... collecting specimens in Fung Yuen, Tai Po, the only site of special scientific interest for butterflies. 'Illegal hunting has never stopped. But we found the Japanese went there quite frequently ... the wintering site as a nature reserve which is occasionally open to tourists. A butterfly carnival is held each year where performers dress as butterflies,' Mr Yiu said. In the five years to 2003, ...

  2. Tiny island-hopper with big dreams

    Posted Apr 09th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... islands. In 2002, a site in Ngong Ping on Lantau, which is home to a large population of the frogs, was also designated as a site of special scientific interest, he said. 'With all those ... remain unanswered about this mysterious amphibian It is still a scientific mystery why the Romer's tree frog initially could be found on four islands in Hong Kong- Lamma, Lantau, Po Toi ...

  3. Island's summer tourists

    Posted Apr 13th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and conservation officers conduct patrols. Part of the bay has been designated a site of special scientific interest. But conservationists say that is not enough to protect the species. 'Why ... turtle landed on the beach last year, as its footprint was rather smaller. This is encouraging news as it shows that the younger turtles still remember this nesting site,' Mr Cheung said. ...

  4. Lai See

    Posted Jan 11th 2008, 12:00am by Ben Kwok

    ... Bay listed as a 'site of special scientific interest' under natural heritage protection. Although many Hongkongers would love to have Banyan Tree here and save a few hours ...

  5. Fluttering through HK's butterfly files

    Posted Sep 22nd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for butterflies in Hong Kong. There are around 40 hot spots in Hong Kong for watching butterflies, such as The Peak, Pak Tam Chung and Lantau Island. The Site for Special Scientific Interest at Fung Yuen ...

  6. 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. ...

  7. Cemetery built on geopark island

    Posted Sep 16th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... provisions were breached. Ma Shi Chau, known for its rich geological features including 280-million-year-old rock formations, was designated a site of special scientific interest in 1982, upgraded ... interest' designation means only that government departments should avoid incompatible land use on the site or nearby. Even the island's 'special area' status does not offer ...

  8. Talkback

    Posted Mar 07th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chau is one of our Sites of Special Scientific Interest and a Special Area. It is an invaluable part of our geological heritage. It was also a proposed site, announced by the government, ... correct to record the incident to protect the interests of both Cathay Pacific and individual staff members against any possible action by this woman. The woman could have claimed that Cathay ...

  9. Lifestyle

    The Big Bird Race marks 30 years of raising funds for Mai Po wetlands

    Posted Jan 24th 2014, 09:14am by Martin Williams

    ... Park. Fearing residents would walk through Mai Po, birdwatchers Mike Webster and Fred Hechtel successfully petitioned the government to protect the area, which was declared a site of special scientific interest. "The land was effectively kept on hold until the WWF was formed and was capable of running a managed reserve," recalled David Melville, the first manager of Mai Po ...

  10. Grounds for dissent

    Posted Feb 16th 2007, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... 'site of special scientific interest' or 'conservation area', temporary use or the development of any land or building is allowed for up to two months. The regulation means people ... as residents confronted truck drivers who continued to use the boulevard for access to nearby container storage sites, even though an alternative route was opened immediately after the boy's ...




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