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  1. News - China

    China development threatens wildlife: WWF

    Posted Dec 12th 2012, 01:09pm by Agence France-Presse in Beijing

    ... said. According to findings compiled by WWF from various sources, the Yangtze river dolphin population crashed by 99.4 per cent from 1980 to 2006, while that of the Chinese alligator fell by 97 ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - WILDLIFE

    WWF adds third water buffalo to Mai Po Nature Reserve

    Posted Sep 14th 2012, 12:00am by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com Ten-year-old stray will bring ecological benefits, WWF study finds; more will be added later Mai Po gets third buffalo to attract birds to wetland The newest ... Long. The global conservation body WWF introduced him - the third water buffalo at Mai Po - to the wetland last week. His humble labours, they say, will bring ecological benefits to the area. ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    WWF in plea over border zone habitat

    Posted Sep 19th 2013, 12:00am by Candy Chan

    ... Candy Chan Candy.chan@scmp.com Hoo Hok Wai is a conservation area but activists fear that it could be wrecked by development WWF in plea over border zone habitat Conservation group WWF has ... 200 hectares of Hoo Hok Wai land lying to the northwest of Sheung Shui is designated as a conservation area, but WWF Hong Kong conservation officer Tobi Lau Shiu-keung said the zoning did ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Shark fin trade from Hong Kong to China drops almost 90 per cent in one year

    Posted Apr 08th 2014, 06:36pm by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com WWF-Hong Kong says sales to mainland down 90pc because of pressure from green groups and possibly campaign against extravagance Trade in shark fins drops off ... WWF-Hong Kong added. The fall comes amid a crackdown by the central government on extravagance and corruption, and pressure by environmental groups to stamp out the trade. The figures, drawn from ...

  5. News - China

    China's famous 'river pigs' close to extinction: WWF

    Posted Mar 29th 2013, 12:30pm by Agence France Presse

    ... according to an extensive survey. Scientists spent over a month last year scanning more than 3,400 kilometres of the river in a hunt for the porpoises, but only saw 380, the conservation group WWF ... 1,000, the WWF said. There are around 1,600 giant pandas living in the wild, according to the WWF, which has said the porpoise could become extinct in 15 years if no action is taken. The species ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - CONSERVATION

    New-town plans may affect rare fish's habitat, WWF-Hong Kong warns

    Posted Jul 23rd 2013, 12:00am by Andrea Chen

    ... New town set to land on wetland habitat of the rare rose bitterling, warns WWF-Hong Kong as its calls on government to protect their home As clamour mounts from villagers affected ... a comprehensive survey of the rose bitterling - once feared extinct in Hong Kong - and to make sure plans for the new town at Fanling North preserve its habitat. Last week, the WWF conservation group ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Tide is turning in favour of sharks as conservationists smell victory

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 04:29am by SCMP Editorial

    ... to WWF-Hong Kong, which for years has been at the forefront of pressure brought by environmental groups to stamp out the cruel and species-threatening trade. A WWF spokesperson did not rule out ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    WWF nonprofit ends union with wetland developer Cheung Kong

    Posted May 15th 2013, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng joyce.ng@scmp.com Green group pulls out of Cheung Kong partnership as it is 'not confident' plans for project match its conservation objectives WWF ends union ... project pulled out. WWF Hong Kong announced yesterday its immediate withdrawal from the Fung Lok Wai project near the Mai Po wetlands, saying it was not confident the form of the proposals would ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    WWF ends development partnership with Cheung Kong

    Posted May 20th 2013, 12:00am by Cheung Chi Fai

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Conservation group also says policy change made partnership unworkable as it ends two decades of ties with Cheung Kong WWF explains parting of ways with developer A disagreement with a property developer over the speed of a wetland housing plan was what drove WWF, the city's biggest environmental group, to pull out last week from ...

  10. News - Asia - ENVIRONMENT

    Fatwa issued against hunting of endangered wildlife in Indonesia

    Posted Mar 06th 2014, 12:49pm by AFP

    ... hunting and trade in endangered animals in the country, which the conservation group the WWF hailed as the world’s first. The fatwa by the Indonesian Ulema Council declares such activities ... whether the fatwa would have any practical impact. It provides a spiritual aspect and raises moral awareness WWF Indonesia communications director Nyoman Iswara Yoga Indonesia’s vast and unique ...




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