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  1. Tang 'too busy' to meet WWF over declining fish stock

    Posted Feb 26th 2006, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... the dramatic decline in fish stocks. In the three months before he made his budget last week, WWF officials made several requests to make a half-hour presentation on how they believe Hong Kong's marine environment can be helped and how to save the fishing industry from ruin. But each time they were told Mr Tang could not spare the time to meet them. The WWF is proposing a series ...

  2. No-fishing zones make good business sense, says WWF

    Posted Jun 28th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Arthur Fang Establishing no-fishing zones will not only protect marine life but also makes good business sense, WWF Hong Kong says. Markus Shaw, chairman of WWF Hong Kong, said a study ... marine parks. WWF is proposing that 9.8 per cent of Hong Kong's waters be declared no-take zones. 'So you can imagine if we have that much fish in Tolo Harbour and Port Shelter, you can ...

  3. WWF decries government's failure to back proposed no-fishing zones

    Posted Mar 29th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai WWF Hong Kong yesterday blasted the government over its reluctance to support proposed no-fishing zones while a huge amount of money is earmarked for artificial tourist ... and catch volumes increased after bans were imposed. WWF chairman Markus Shaw said yesterday officials had yet to wake up to the rapid depletion of fish stocks and the possible collapse ...

  4. WWF lists five worst pollution own goals

    Posted Jun 19th 2006, 12:00am by Lilian Goh

    ... Lilian Goh With the globe gripped by World Cup football, the international conservation organisation World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) says it's time people started paying the same ... nation. In response, the WWF has listed five of man's worst environmental own goals on its international website (www.panda.org). A red card is featured along with the list warning people how ...

  5. WWF cries foul as utility withholds LNG hub study

    Posted Sep 22nd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai WWF Hong Kong yesterday criticised CLP Power for withholding the draft of an environmental impact assessment report despite having stated its preference over the site ... of WWF Hong Kong. The group said it had written to CLP Power several times asking that the draft report be released, but was rejected each time. It said releasing more information would help ...

  6. WWF urges regional push to save species

    Posted Jun 26th 2006, 12:00am by Lilian Goh

    ... unless a sustainable environment is created. Earlier this month, the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) jointly organised a three-day workshop with conservation groups and SAR government ... among the fishing industry and consumers. WWF described the talks as a great leap forward in efforts to effectively control the international trade in the coral reef fish. 'Hong Kong ...

  7. WWF calls for end to wasteful fishing policy

    Posted Feb 06th 2006, 12:00am by Lilian Goh

    ... to Financial Secretary Henry Tang Ying-yen, chief executive of the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Hong Kong Eric Bohm has expressed disappointment that the minister had no time to listen ... that the government seems to hope the problem will just go away', the letter says. WWF Hong Kong has urged the government to set up no-take zones (NTZs) off Tolo Harbour, Port Shelter and marine parks. ...

  8. Decision to close parks baffles WWF

    Posted Mar 03rd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai WWF Hong Kong has challenged the government to spell out the scientific reasons for closing some parks and reserves as part of precautions against bird flu. The group, whose bird-watching reserve at Mai Po has been closed for a month, has written to the Health, Welfare and Food Bureau seeking clarification. 'It is puzzling that some government-sponsored bird-watching ...

  9. WWF suggests 10 ways in which you can make a difference

    Posted Apr 18th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Don't leave the water running. Turn off the water when brushing your teeth or washing the car. Flick off the light when you leave a room. Power plants burn fuels to create energy for your light bulb. Burning fuel makes smog that pollutes the atmosphe ...

  10. Good times, naturally

    Posted Jul 21st 2006, 12:00am by Andrew Sun

    ... Andrew Sun World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Hong Kong held a charity dinner at the Grand Hyatt last month to commemorate its 25th anniversary. About 200 guests from the business and social worlds showed their concern for environmental protection by celebrating the occasion. Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen and former WWF president, the Duke of Edinburgh, sent congratulatory ...




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