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  1. Re-creation of freshwater marshes attracts rare birds

    Posted Aug 23rd 2003, 12:00am by Caryn Yap

    ... representatives of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) located seven nests on small islets. Five new chicks have since been seen on the reserve. Black-winged stilts usually breed in wetlands, in shallow areas of fresh or slightly brackish water. WWF manager Lew Young said that while there was no shortage of brackish water at Mai Po, the WWF had, in 1998, decided to make more use of its many abandoned ...

  2. Radio-tagging risks infecting dolphins

    Posted Jul 20th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for Nature in Hong Kong. It surprises me, therefore, that WWF-HK now plans an even more invasive research project, which would require the chasing, netting and manhandling of dolphins, and ultimately ... cups. WWF should perhaps concentrate its conservation efforts to reduce the impacts of pollution, collisions among boat traffic and entanglement in fishing gear (which are actually killing ...

  3. Natural man

    Posted Nov 21st 2003, 12:00am by Lee Wing-Sze

    ... As I wanted to know more about Hong Kong's natural habitat and environment, I began to take project-based jobs from NGOs (non-governmental organisations) and joined WWF (World Wide Fund ... such as WWF, we focus more on the relationship between humans and the natural environment, and how humans affect habitats and different species. Actually, there are not many positions in NGOs, so most ...

  4. Environmental learning compulsory for schools

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

    ... of the curriculum taught to some 197 million children. The guidelines were developed in co-operation with the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). Zhu Muju, deputy director of basic education at the Ministry ... representative of WWF China, said the guidelines aimed to emphasise not only the development of environmental knowledge, 'but also students' skills, attitudes and values, as well ...

  5. New green chief in plea to protect sea life

    Posted Aug 21st 2003, 12:00am by Hannah Lee

    ... Ka-man. Taking up his new post as head of the World Wide Fund for Nature Hong Kong (WWF) yesterday, Mr Lau said the government had a long way to go in safeguarding Hong Kong for its people ... policy in recent years, it still had a long way to go, he said. With the WWF and the government largely concentrating on conserving flora and fauna on land in the past, Mr Lau said he would like ...

  6. Opportunity exists to end conservation impasse

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

    ... (WWF). But not all of Hong Kong's ecologically significant areas enjoy such status. Conservationists have identified other plots of land near Mai Po and in other parts of Hong Kong they say ... preservation. In one, the developer suggests that a wetland trust fund could manage fish ponds which in turn could generate enough profit to offset part of the cost of preservation. The WWF has proposed ...

  7. Fines show marine park abusers get off lightly

    Posted Nov 06th 2003, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... These offences also have a maximum penalty of $25,000. Environmentalists including the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) have said the courts need to implement more severe penalties to safeguard protected stretches of coast. WWF chief executive Stephen Lau Ka-man urged the government to consider imposing fixed-penalty fines of $1,500 on people caught putting marine life and rare corals at risk. Mr ...

  8. Conservation group says nature site review needs to be broader

    Posted Oct 17th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... chief executive officer of the World Wide Fund for Nature Hong Kong (WWF), said yesterday the organisation supported the proposed private-public partnership scheme to manage sites of high ...

  9. SPCA chief 'was asked to leave after probation period'

    Posted Sep 12th 2003, 12:00am by Hannah Lee

    ... the SPCA, Ms Sek was the executive director of the World Wildlife Fund in Hong Kong, a position she held for nearly four years until June. Before the WWF, Ms Sek worked for 10 years ...

  10. Crackdown on illegal fishing

    Posted Sep 07th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... by increasing patrols and inspection, and for everyone to do their part in reporting any suspicious fishing activities. CLARUS CHU, Assistant Conservation Officer, WWF Hong Kong ...




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