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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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1103635/china-development-threatens-wildlife-wwf
  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. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1036117/wwf-adds-third-water-buffalo-mai-po-nature-reserve
  3. News - Asia - CONSERVATION

    New curbs on trade in threatened sharks come into force

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 11:00am by Agence France-Presse in Geneva

    ... listing was a victory for science over politics,” Andy Cornish, who heads a shark preservation initiative backed by WWF and wildlife trade monitoring network Traffic, said in a statement. More than 70 million sharks are killed worldwide every year, according to WWF, with high demand for shark fins in Asia the biggest driver of the overfishing. Sharks populations have decreased ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1590730/new-cites-curbs-trade-threatened-sharks-come-force
  4. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1202432/chinas-famous-river-pigs-are-close-extinction-says-wwf
  5. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1312505/wwf-plea-over-border-zone-habitat
  6. Comment - Letters

    Designate marine park now to save dolphins' habitat

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 04:29am by LETTERS

    ... the three-runway-system marine park will only be designated in 2023, after construction work ends. Until then the dolphins will be subject to large-scale disturbance. WWF totally disagrees that off-site ... The government missed its best chance to conserve the dolphins when it failed to designate a marine park covering dolphin habitats in west Lantau and the Soko Islands. WWF urges the government to reject ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1573199/designate-marine-park-now-save-dolphins-habitat
  7. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    China faces largest ecological deficit ever, WWF report finds

    Posted Dec 13th 2012, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... the WWF, also warned that the country's soaring carbon emissions have not only contributed to an avalanche of environmental woes, but also pose grave threats to about a dozen endangered ... when insatiable human demands for resources and widespread degradation exceed the nation's ecological capacity. According to the report, which was jointly compiled by the WWF and other ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1103921/china-faces-largest-ecological-deficit-ever-wwf-report-finds
  8. 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

    ... Andrea Chen andrea.chen@scmp.com 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 The little fish ... North preserve its habitat. Last week, the WWF conservation group found the fish in wetlands along the Ng Tung River, one of only four known habitats in Hong Kong. The fish grows up to only 8cm ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1288626/new-town-plans-may-affect-rare-fishs-habitat-wwf-hong-kong-warns
  9. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1237807/wwf-ends-union-wetland-developer
  10. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1241380/wwf-ends-development-partnership-cheung-kong

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