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  1. Bat found in Plover Cove may be only mammal unique to HK

    Posted Jul 15th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... unique to Hong Kong. A single specimen was captured in August during a 'mist-net survey' of bat populations along the banks of the Wu Kau Tang stream adjoining Plover Cove Country Park, said government conservation officer Shek Chung-tong. 'When we captured the bat we knew immediately that it belonged to a species new to Hong Kong,' Mr Shek said. 'On closer ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/556724/bat-found-plover-cove-may-be-only-mammal-unique-hk
  2. Polluted, high-rise HK is still heaven for dragonflies

    Posted Aug 01st 2006, 12:00am by Audrey Parwani

    ... of this science in the city. Hong Kong has 113 species of dragonfly- just three fewer than the whole of Europe- including three that are unique to the city, said Mr Inoue. He said that Hong Kong ... Audrey Parwani Bad though Hong Kong's pollution can get, the city can be a great place to live if you are a dragonfly. According to a Japanese odonatologist (one who studies ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/558749/polluted-high-rise-hk-still-heaven-dragonflies
  3. Green group joins fight to save banyan trees

    Posted Mar 21st 2006, 12:00am by Norma Connolly

    ... for the Conservancy Association, said the Drainage Services Department should concentrate on solving the problem at the source rather than covering up a waterway that is unique to Hong Kong. 'We've ... in a Shekkipmei housing estate park. While red stem banyan trees are common in Hong Kong, they are rarely found growing out of walls, according to the Conservancy Association. It is appealing to the local ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/541279/green-group-joins-fight-save-banyan-trees
  4. Bugs of wonder in our backyard

    Posted Sep 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... In 2001 and 2011, researchers discovered two new species: a tiger beetle (Probstia astoni) and the Mai Po bent-winged firefly. Both of them are believed to be unique to Hong Kong. In 2005, Yiu saw ... others will take our breath away. In Hong Kong alone, around 10,000 beetle species thrive, including stag beetles, scarab beetles, and leaf beetles. Yiu Vor finds them all fascinating. Yiu ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/979466/bugs-wonder-our-backyard
  5. Favourites

    Posted Dec 14th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for thinking you are in the Caribbean with clear waters and wicked surf. A must visit. The Kadoorie Botanical Gardens and farm This is truly a unique place that Hong Kong people can feel very proud of. ... battle to stop the proposed reclamation of the island's picturesque Yung Shue Wan harbour. Lamma Forest Ongoing and ongrowing. This is my all-time personal favourite spot in Hong Kong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/438087/favourites
  6. Early closure of coal-fired power stations floated in study to tackle climate change

    Posted Jan 16th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... standards and labelling on more products, including vehicles, while green building standards unique to Hong Kong would also be promoted. The city would also replace 'a substantial number' ... to help the city adapt to the adverse effects of climate change. The study is being reviewed to see how these measures need to be adjusted if Hong Kong is to attain the voluntary national target ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/703801/early-closure-coal-fired-power-stations-floated-study-tackle-climate-change
  7. The air we breathe a concern

    Posted May 30th 2008, 12:00am by Victoria Burrows

    ... in the world, so it is a priority country, and Hong Kong is in a unique position to influence China's business community,' said Ms McEwen. 'With more than 70,000 Hong Kong ... and this is needed to reflect the damage cost of emissions' said Ms McEwen. 'While Hong Kong has its unique problems, such as its air and water pollution, we focus on global climate change.' ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/639539/air-we-breathe-concern
  8. Church deserved more protection

    Posted Jul 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... and facilities, the price to pay is losing a rare testament to Hong Kong's unique east-meets-west history. The pre-war church, despite its 'very unusual and rare' architectural ... like its neighbour in Macau, Hong Kong has few remaining structures that offer a rare glimpse of its past. Despite an awakening to the need for better conservation in recent years, old ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/973975/church-deserved-more-protection
  9. Wetlands worry

    Posted Jun 18th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Wetlands are unique, ecologically important habitats, and Hong Kong's famous Mai Po Nature Reserve is home to many rare creatures, such as the black-faced spoonbill. The Mai Po ... it enough. Hong Kong people use a lot of items made from plastic, polystyrene and so on. These don't disintegrate when they are thrown away. They just overload the landfills. If they are burned, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/683957/wetlands-worry
  10. After Sars, we have to stop bird flu recurring

    Posted Aug 22nd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... chickens. And if we choose to keep farms and slaughterhouses in Hong Kong, workers will also be needed to manage these facilities and maintain strict health standards. Hong Kong's unique ... It took the Sars outbreak to focus our attention on another infectious disease that could have disastrous effects for Hong Kong, our neighbours and the world: bird flu. The connection ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/425516/after-sars-we-have-stop-bird-flu-recurring

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