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  1. More country park vandalism... sorry, vital public works

    Posted Mar 19th 2011, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo It's vandalism if anyone else does it. But if officials do it, it's for the public good. In its wisdom, the government has decided to run long, huge pipes alongside ... let's leave these official markings there for weeks, even months. They are needed for public works. 'Unfortunately I have to tell you there is the latest government sponsored vandalism ...

  2. Punishment must fit the crime for eco-vandals

    Posted Jan 23rd 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... was halted. The two departments give conflicting accounts of what went wrong. But a more proactive, interdepartmental approach is needed to combat eco-vandalism. The Sai Wan case represents a quirk ...

  3. Crackdown on forest vandals

    Posted Mar 31st 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jane Cai Anyone who breaks national laws protecting forests will be severely punished, says Zhao Xuemin, a vice-director of the State Forestry Administration. Mr Zhao made the pledge yesterday while announcing a two-month nationwide crackdown in a joint m ...

  4. Police baffled by felling of 188 trees

    Posted Jul 14th 2005, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Cheung Chi-fai and Clifford Lo Sawn off remains are left at the scene in worst case of eco-vandalism in a country park Nearly 190 trees in the Yuen Long wilderness have been cut down by electric saws in the worst act of eco-vandalism in a local country park. The discovery yesterday has left authorities puzzling over a possible motive for the attack, which they say must have ...

  5. Trees mysteriously vandalised may pose danger

    Posted Aug 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com At least three towering, exotic trees have fallen victim to a mysterious and bizarre act of vandalism that will lead to their slow death- and which ... One theory is that the vandals acted because the trees blocked the view from their properties. The Tree Management Office under the Development Bureau has said the trees are on private land ...

  6. Find dam plotter, greens demand

    Posted Jan 24th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai WWF calls for justice over eco-vandalism The Lands Department should track down the mastermind behind the illegal building of a dam across a natural stream in Tai Po now ... projects involving applicants linked to eco-vandalism. Last week, officers from the lands, environmental protection, drainage services, and agriculture, fisheries and conservation departments ...

  7. Our rivers need greater protection

    Posted Jan 14th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of eco-vandalism since the Tung Chung stream incident more than four years ago. Those are strong words, even in a city well accustomed to conflict between development and preservation of the environment. ... as a comic tragedy. There is no black comedy in the vandalism of the stream and its surrounds near Lo Lau Uk, just a few minutes from Tai Po. But it does defy belief that it could have been going ...

  8. River damaged by illegal excavation

    Posted Dec 03rd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai The dumping of construction waste at a Lantau site is seen as one of the worst incidents of eco-vandalism in Hong Kong A section of a river on Lantau has been severely damaged by illegal excavation and dumping of construction waste, a government source said yesterday. It is one of the worst eco-vandalism incidents reported in Hong Kong. A construction company ...

  9. Fears for raptors as war gamers close in

    Posted Dec 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... is hard for us to tell if the cases of damage were organised vandalism,' he said. Yeung Chau, a 50-hectare island, is believed to be home to Hong Kong's third-largest population of black ...

  10. Tung Chung stream restoration rolls along

    Posted Feb 17th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Restoration work started yesterday on the devastated Tung Chung river, with some of the boulders removed by a contractor being returned to the site. The reinstatement work came three months after the eco-vandalism was exposed by green groups. At least 400 tonnes of boulders were removed from the river to be used at the Disney theme park site at Penny's Bay ...




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