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  1. Pollution clouds future of Hong Kong tourism

    Posted Mar 23rd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A poll of tour guides by Friends of the Earth revealed that visitors to Hong Kong complained about air pollution ('Bad air spells threat to tourism', SCMP, March 20). Some visitors said they were unlikely to return. In the long term, this will hurt tourism. But it's hard to find a solution. There are fewer factories in Hong Kong now, but we can't stop ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/541592/pollution-clouds-future-hong-kong-tourism
  2. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    ‘Hundreds of graves’ lying in Hong Kong's country parks and green belts

    Posted Jan 21st 2014, 02:19pm

    ... 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 and crematoriums. “Hong Kong land is already so scarce, but indigenous villagers can still buy and expand grave sites? This is an unfair land-use policy on the part of the government,” league founder Chu ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1410262/hundreds-graves-lying-hong-kongs-country-parks-and-green-belts
  3. Eco-tourism warrior

    Posted Jul 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Raymond Ma

    ... Raymond Ma Ken Ching See-ho is founder and director of the Eco-education and Resources Centre, an organisation aimed at promoting eco-tourism in Hong Kong. He is also director of EcoTour ... day tour that any tour operator can arrange. We had to explain to people the importance of protecting the beautiful ecology in Hong Kong. How do you see eco-tourism developing in Hong Kong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/718664/eco-tourism-warrior
  4. Hainan ramps up projects to boost tourism

    Posted Dec 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... 4 billion yuan with private investors, including a seaside low-density residential project to be developed by Hong Kong-listed Evergrande Real Estate. The 2 billion yuan residential project ... as an international tourist spot. Dubbed China's Hawaii for its tropical weather and clean air, the southern province has received extensive support from the central government to develop its tourism ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/987055/hainan-ramps-projects-boost-tourism
  5. Hong Kong's islets remain untouched due to physical constraints on development

    Posted Dec 12th 2008, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... Celine Sun More than 200 uninhabited islands in Hong Kong remain deserted and the government has shown no intention of exploiting their commercial value. Hong Kong comprises around 260 ... by the mainland to encourage commercial development on uninhabited islands, the Hong Kong government has shown little interest in such a plan, citing a number of constraints. These mainly include a lack ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/663493/hong-kongs-islets-remain-untouched-due-physical-constraints-development
  6. Does tourism bring more damage than economic benefits?

    Posted May 26th 2010, 12:00am by Matthew Murchie, Ronald Ling

    ... and environment. Ronald Ling Pak-ki, 20, University of Hong Kong Tourism is one of the most important industries that supports a country's economic development. Hong Kong relies heavily on the tourism ... I think pollution is mainly caused by locals, and Hong Kong being a multicultural city, we should learn to appreciate foreign cultures. Today, we can travel to nearly every destination ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/715291/does-tourism-bring-more-damage-economic-benefits
  7. Air pollution harming tourism, poll warns

    Posted Mar 27th 2006, 12:00am by Lilian Goh

    ... Lilian Goh Friends of the Earth (FoE) has warned that deteriorating air quality could damage Hong Kong's tourism, after a poll showed that nearly 40 per cent of tourist guides had ... Golden Bauhinia Square and the Cultural Centre about their views on air pollution in Hong Kong. Nearly 50 per cent of the respondents were dissatisfied with the air pollution, describing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/542170/air-pollution-harming-tourism-poll-warns
  8. A green approach to eco-tourism

    Posted Jun 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... it is important to protect nature while developing eco-tourism in Hong Kong. And the key to this is the education of tour guides and visitors. 'Environmental conservation should always take ... Elaine Yau Eco-tours may be big business, but environmental protection should not be neglected Dotted with glitzy skyscrapers and swanky hotels, Hong Kong's famous skyline is featured ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/640009/green-approach-eco-tourism
  9. Early settlement spot could be developed for tourism

    Posted Sep 20th 2008, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong The government wants to develop Lau Fau Shan, the site of some of Hong Kong's earliest settlements, into a tourism and recreation spot. The Planning Department yesterday ... stressed that any changes should be compatible with the natural and cultural environments. Famed for its seafood restaurants, Lau Fau Shan is recognised as an important part of Hong Kong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/653324/early-settlement-spot-could-be-developed-tourism
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    Getting to the root of the problem with Hong Kong's trees

    Posted Sep 22nd 2012, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... problem According to the latest figures obtained from the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, Hong Kong has lost one-tenth of its urban heritage trees in the past eight years. Of the 527 ... at the University of Hong Kong, Jim Chi-yung, who is also a member of the office's expert panel, said it had not functioned properly and had failed to live up to public expectations. "The office, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1042601/getting-root-problem-hong-kongs-trees

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