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  1. News - Hong Kong - CONSERVATION

    Protesters urge Hong Kong Museum of Art to remove ivory and rhino horn exhibits

    Posted Jul 06th 2014, 02:35pm by Phila Siu

    ... to the museum yesterday, urging it to remove the elephant-ivory and rhino-horn artefacts. A spokeswoman for the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, which manages the museum, said that the items ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - CONSERVATION

    Zoning plan sparks question: when is a country park not a country park?

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 02:43am by Olga Wong

    ... on whether the islands would formally become the city's 25th country park. The islands make up most of the Ma Shi Chau Special Area, designated in April 1999, and the spokeswoman said they were ... The geopark was designated in 2011, but the status does not offer any protection. A Planning Department spokeswoman said country park zoning could cover special areas, and that "it is not up ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - CONSERVATION

    Concern over future of MTR archaeological dig

    Posted May 02nd 2014, 03:39am by Ada Lee, FANNY FUNG

    ... the site. A planned road has already been realigned to preserve the square well. An MTR spokeswoman said the company was taking instructions from the Antiquities and Monuments Office. "The MTR ... and Monuments Office, and his suggestions on how to handle the relics have to be approved by the office." The spokeswoman conceded that construction would be affected, but the impact could ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - CONSERVATION

    Philippine Airlines agrees to stop shipping shark fins

    Posted Apr 23rd 2014, 06:22pm by Raissa Robles

    ... Kong. "It's a total stop," spokeswoman Cielo Villaluna told the South China Morning Post yesterday. "We are stopping the shipments on all fronts... not just to Hong ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - CONSERVATION

    Department uses 6.5 tonnes of ivory to test best method of its disposal

    Posted Feb 13th 2014, 10:39am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... tonnes of ivory for purposes allowed under the internationally agreed Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora. A spokeswoman did not explain why 6.5 ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - CONSERVATION

    Thanks for ivory battle, child defenders of elephants tell officials

    Posted Jan 22nd 2014, 12:39pm by DANNY LEE

    ... "What's most heartbreaking is the small elephant tusks- the babies that were killed," Nellie said. "They had to die for this." A department spokeswoman said it was aware of public ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - CONSERVATION

    Ocean Park mystified by sudden death of six hammerhead sharks

    Posted Nov 04th 2013, 06:09am by Johnny Tam

    ... Aquarium in the morning yesterday. They had shown no signs of illness before then, a spokeswoman said. Staff then moved them to a different area for treatment and observation, but from about 11am ... their weight and grown healthy over the past three years". Ocean Park's spokeswoman said it had reported the death to the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department immediately. ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - CONSERVATION

    Ozone machine responsible for six shark deaths at Ocean Park

    Posted Nov 14th 2013, 06:14am by Danny Mok

    ... that releases ozone- electrically charged oxygen molecules used as a water purifier- and a "coincidental" fault in a sensor that monitored ozone levels. A spokeswoman said the elevated levels ... yesterday they appeared normal. The spokeswoman said investigators found that the sensor regulating ozone output was affected by weak electrical interference that allowed "sporadic ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - CONSERVATION

    Hong Kong a step closer to destroying ivory stockpile

    Posted Jan 12th 2014, 05:01am by Lana Lam

    ... was part of an alliance of non-governmental organisations that oversaw the Dongguan action and is also working with the French government to destroy stockpiles. An AFCD spokeswoman said ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - CONSERVATION

    Pilot project returns 250 pythons to the wild in Hong Kong

    Posted Jul 21st 2013, 12:00am by Hazel Knowles

    ... to human habitats, said a spokeswoman for the Agriculture Fisheries and Conservation Department. Of those captured, seven have been picked up twice, while one of these has been captured three times ... (HK$12,551) each. Giving a breakdown of the data, department spokeswoman said a total of 116 pythons had been captured in 2011, 147 in last year and 23 in the first five months of this year. Of these, ...




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