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  1. News - Asia - ENVIRONMENT

    Indonesia teaching the manta ray tourism mantra in quest to save fish

    Posted Feb 21st 2014, 08:07pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Jakarta World's largest sanctuary for rays starts spreading message they are worth more alive than dead Indonesia's manta tourism mantra Indonesia is now ... soup and their gill rakers are dried for use in Chinese medicine. Government officials were said to be surprised the tourism value is so high. "That's a very powerful argument," ...

  2. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Air pollution takes toll on China’s tourism

    Posted Aug 13th 2013, 04:02pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Beijing Shocking levels of air pollution have cast a pall over China's burgeoning tourism industry 'Airpocalypse' keeps visitors away in droves China, ... and the United States. Weakness in visitor numbers could hurt government efforts to reduce reliance on trade-driven manufacturing by promoting cleaner service industries such as tourism. Foreign visitors ...

  3. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    Plastic a plague on world's oceans, United Nations warns

    Posted Jun 24th 2014, 05:09am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Nairobi Plastic a plague on oceans, UN warns The dumping of plastic waste into oceans is causing at least US$13 billion a year of damage, threatening marine life, tourism and fisheries, the UN warned yesterday at the launch of a global environment conference. "Plastics have come to play a crucial role in modern life, but the environmental impacts ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Loss of dolphin waters to third airport runway may cost city HK$36.1b

    Posted Feb 20th 2014, 03:17am by Ernest Kao

    ... the city HK$36.1 billion over 10 years, a study has estimated. Researchers added the "social cost" of destroying 650 hectares of the habitat to the loss in tourism- two possible ... yesterday. "There is economic value in tourism and the livelihoods of tour providers will be ruined." Chau's group is part of the research team that includes the Dolphin Conservation ...

  5. News - Asia - ENVIRONMENT

    Nepal introduces rules to remove Everest’s mountain of rubbish

    Posted Mar 04th 2014, 11:16pm by AP

    ... is the centrepiece of Nepal's tourism industry, which earns the country US$3.3 million each year in climbing fees alone. The industry also supports tens of thousands of Nepalese hotel owners, trekking ... for and pick up trash left by someone else. We just want them to bring back what they took up," the Maddhu Sudan Burlakoti, head of mountaineering at the Tourism Ministry. The new measures ...

  6. News - Asia - ENVIRONMENT

    John Kerry puts US$1m bounty on Laos-based poaching network

    Posted Nov 15th 2013, 03:50am by AFP

    ... on wildlife for biodiversity and eco-tourism", he said in the statement. Offering the department's first reward under its transnational organised crime rewards programme, Kerry said ...

  7. News - China Insider - ENVIRONMENT

    Outcry after Chinese tourists pictured hunting rare sea creatures in disputed Paracel Islands

    Posted Jul 26th 2013, 12:32pm by Amy Li

    ... expressed fears that tourism could ruin the picturesque South China sea islands. Concerns have been sparked after  a controversial post  in which a tourist uploaded photos of his recent trip ... “What will Xisha (the Paracel) look like in two years if this is allowed?” “Stop the so-called 'tourism development' before the Paracel Islands are destroyed,” many others wrote. Pan, ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Future of Hong Kong’s fishermen in doubt as industry declines

    Posted Dec 03rd 2013, 06:41pm by Agence France-Presse in Hong Kong

    ... and condescension at the hands of non-fisherfolk. Many have given up their former vocation, with some happy that that era is over as they shift to tourism-related jobs. Chow Shing, a tour guide in his ...

  9. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Chinese Academy of Sciences loses recruit over air quality fears

    Posted Oct 11th 2013, 12:00am by Li Jing

    ... to release new plans to tackle air pollution over the next five years. From January to June, foreign visitors to China fell 5 per cent compared with last year, according to the China National Tourism ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Chance to host Formula E electric car race missed as pollution soars

    Posted Mar 10th 2013, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... they don't express their interest or contact us," he said. The lawmaker for the tourism sector, Paul Tse Wai-chun, said the government had missed out on an opportunity to improve the city's ... Cities included in the Formula E preliminary calendar are London, Rome, Los Angeles, Miami, Beijing, Putrajaya (in Malaysia), Buenos Aires and Rio de Janeiro. A spokesman for the Tourism ...




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