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  1. WWF charity walk seeks to raise $1m

    Posted Apr 15th 2005, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... Simon Parry The WWF is to use a $1 million charity walk to highlight its campaign for tougher controls on fishing to protect the marine environment. A record 1,300 people are expected to take part in the third annual Hoi Ha Wan Charity Walk on April 24, two treks covering 5km or 8km which raise money for WWF marine education and conservation projects. The walk's theme- ...

  2. Disney seeks WWF's green light for shark's fin suppliers

    Posted Jun 08th 2005, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... groups over its decision to serve the dish. Florida-based Disney executives last week held talks with conservation body WWF to seek advice on how to respond to the attacks by environmentalists ... from the WWF- which led criticism of the theme park when it admitted last month it would serve shark's fin at Chinese banquets- on suppliers for other sensitive items on its hotel menu ...

  3. Split AFCD to save last of our fish, WWF urges

    Posted Apr 22nd 2005, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... allowed fish stocks to be decimated, the head of a leading conservation group said yesterday. WWF Hong Kong has taken out newspaper advertisements today accusing Thomas Chan Chun-yuen of having ... the fishing stocks but also for developing the fishing industry.' The WWF advertisements in the South China Morning Post and Chinese-language newspapers attack the AFCD for failing to protect ...

  4. Plan for marine centre 'crackers'

    Posted Jan 19th 2004, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... WWF wants to charge $150 for tours and lease out its Hoi Ha venue for parties The World Wide Fund for Nature has been warned that it is pricing itself out of the market by setting a $150 ... and see the corals extremely well through glass-bottomed buckets by hiring one of the many illegal power boats at a fraction of the cost of a WWF tour.' He described the plan for conferences ...

  5. Smuggler gang busted with 1,800 pangolins

    Posted Apr 20th 2005, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... investigating the source of the haul. A spokesman said that if convicted, the smugglers faced a maximum $5 million fine or two years in jail. Groups including WWF Hong Kong and Friends of Hoi Ha called ...

  6. Lobbying for fishing ban to intensify

    Posted Feb 14th 2005, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... Simon Parry The WWF is stepping up its campaign for a summer fishing moratorium in Hong Kong in the face of suggestions that the idea might be abandoned because of opposition from trawler ... for a fishing licensing system. WWF chief executive officer Eric Bohm said: 'I am boiling mad. I can understand they have a problem convincing the fishing community but if they don't take any ...

  7. Disney shark offer gets wary reaction

    Posted Jun 09th 2005, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... Hong Kong theme park but warned the solution would only be acceptable if stringent checks were put in place. Disney held talks with officials from global conservation body WWF last week ... with WWF which can easily be circumvented or is impossible to police. The WWF is not the only environmental player in this game and Disney must satisfy us all or else the campaign goes on.' Mr ...

  8. Student activists first to hear Disney U-turn

    Posted Jun 27th 2005, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... of this legacy.' The WWF said it hoped other hotels and restaurants in Hong Kong would be pressured into dropping shark's fin from their menus as a result of Disney's actions. 'I have no doubt this will be a landmark decision,' Markus Shaw, of WWF Hong Kong, said. ...

  9. Defiant Disneyland puts shark's fin on the menu

    Posted May 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... Simon Parry Disneyland has angered environmentalists by putting shark's fin soup on the menu at its Hong Kong theme park. Conservation bodies WWF and Greenpeace have called on the US ... into the water to die. Of about 400 shark species, 185 are threatened, endangered or vulnerable. Eric Bohm, of the WWF in Hong Kong, said: 'It is our view that a company of the international stature ...

  10. Shark's fin comes off the menu at HKU banquets

    Posted Nov 04th 2005, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... species were critically endangered or vulnerable. Eric Bohm, chief executive of WWF Hong Kong, described the university's gesture as 'wonderful' and said he hoped the government would follow suit. He said the WWF had written to the WTO seeking an undertaking that shark's fin would not be served at the conference and was waiting for a response. Mr Bohm said he ...




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