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  1. Lovers' haven

    Posted Jun 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Catherine Chan Among the major tourist areas in Sanya, Wuzhizhou Island and Tropical Paradise Forest Park in Yalong Bay are gaining popularity as honeymoon getaways. Wuzhizhou Island, or the Island of Love, is said to be an untouched microcosm that contai ...

  2. Rare-tree haven yields up secrets

    Posted Oct 06th 2010, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung

    ... Simpson Cheung It once bloomed in Hong Kong and is closely related to the naming of the city, but is now a protected species that is found only in a few places, including Chinese University. Incense trees, or Aquilaria sinensis, were widely planted across ...

  3. Creating green havens in the city

    Posted Jun 18th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Living in a crowded city is exciting, but it has its disadvantages, such as not being able to enjoy nature. But if you have a decent size garden, rooftop or even a balcony, starting from about 500 sqft, you can create your own green oasis in Hong Kong ...

  4. Building work near haven has not affected butterflies, minister says

    Posted Mar 11th 2010, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng The government has taken issue with a green group's findings and says a construction site next to a butterfly reserve in Tai Po has not reduced butterfly numbers. It has also declined requests by the green group to enlarge a buffer zone betw ...

  5. Butterflies desert haven after building starts next door

    Posted Apr 05th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Yau Chui-yan Butterfly numbers at a reserve in Tai Po have dropped by up to 50 per cent since work began on a housing project nearby, according to a report by wildlife observers. The haven in Fung Yuen Valley, covering 42.7 hectares, is a breeding ground for rare species like the white dragontail, common birdwing, forget-me-not and dark brown ace, and is listed by the government ...

  6. Environmentalist fears herbicide attack near Tai Po butterfly haven

    Posted Jan 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai An environmentalist fears a herbicide attack may have been carried out in the Sha Lo Tung Valley, after numerous trees and plants were found dead over a large area. The area is a haven for butterflies and is one of the most important ecological sites in Hong Kong. Officials took samples of the dead vegetation and water from a stream yesterday for tests to determine ...

  7. Seeking a cosy haven for animals

    Posted Sep 30th 2008, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Elaine Yau Zoos claim they help protect endangered species while activists say animals should be left to roam in the wild Zoos may be popular with children but they have been frequently criticised by animal rights groups. These activists say animals shoul ...

  8. Housing project 'poses threat to butterfly haven'

    Posted Aug 04th 2008, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng Greens concerned over proposal for Tai Po complex A proposed residential development of eight blocks and more than 200 houses only 50 metres from a butterfly haven in Tai Po is likely to threaten the insects, and the Town Planning Board should look at the plan with care, environmentalists say. The site of the project, proposed by Cheung Kong (Holdings), covers 18.37 ...

  9. Row erupts over public-private project near butterfly haven

    Posted Apr 15th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... ecological sites. The proposal involves construction of a columbarium and a multicultural retreat on a green belt near the butterfly and dragonfly haven of Sha Lo Tung, Tai Po. In return, developer ...

  10. A haven for birds

    Posted Mar 08th 2005, 12:00am by Lilian Goh

    ... phase of the Hong Kong Wetland Park in Tin Tsui Wai, due to open in a few months' time, will also be a haven for bird-watchers. You may need a map, a telescope and a reference book so ...




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