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  1. WWF calls for increased surveillance of wild birds

    Posted Jul 14th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... JESSIE HUI WWF Hong Kong has urged for more intensive surveillance of wild birds at Mai Po natural reserve to prevent bird flu. The conservation group's call came after the latest ... found to have H5N1. But WWF has still recognised a need for more intensive surveillance in the coming months. Any dead birds found at Mai Po are sent to veterinary doctors for an autopsy ...

  2. Inconsistent responses over bird flu hurt nature reserve's finances

    Posted May 10th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the site. WWF manages the reserve on behalf of the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department and in the past has co-operated to the fullest possible extent on this issue. We have instituted ... site in Hong Kong and it is full of hikers at weekends. It was not shut down for 21 days, and WWF would like to know why. WWF readily admits the 21-day closure resulted in financial loss- ...

  3. Closure unfair, says Mai Po boss

    Posted Dec 24th 2007, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... Polly Hui WWF Hong Kong has accused the government of treating the Mai Po nature reserve unfairly. The criticism came after it temporarily closed the reserve two weeks ago- the third time ... for us would be OK,' he said. The reserve is managed by WWF Hong Kong. 'The little egrets will not protest against the closure of Mai Po. By contrast, if the government closes the Bird ...

  4. In Brief

    Posted Oct 14th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Marine conservation urged WWF Hong Kong yesterday called on Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen to introduce effective marine-conservation measures and sustainable fishery management and outline a comprehensive carbon-reduction policy. It said that more than 58,000 people have signed a petition in support of measures to stop fishing in marine parks, ban trawling, and license all ...

  5. Not convinced by reasons for closing Mai Po Nature Reserve

    Posted May 20th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... It not only stopped visits to the reserve in the short term, and hit WWF-Hong Kong financially, but also contributed to undue notions that the natural world is somehow scary. We already have too many ... with WWF-HK on this front. Martin Williams, director, Hong Kong Outdoors ...

  6. Public health is main concern during closure of bird reserves

    Posted May 15th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I refer to the letter by Eric Bohm, CEO of WWF-Hong Kong ('Inconsistent responses over bird flu hurt nature reserve's finances', May 10) and would like to provide some ... of the overall risk of AI in Hong Kong and will also review the associated guidelines for handling H5N1 detection from time to time. We thank WWF-HK's support in our work to safeguard public health ...

  7. Mai Po wants review of bird-flu shutdowns

    Posted Feb 27th 2008, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam WWF seeks HK$1m for closure of reserve WWF Hong Kong will seek a review of the guidelines on bird-flu closures and HK$1 million in compensation for the shutdown of the Mai Po Nature Reserve. The group, whose birdwatching reserve reopens today, ending its fourth temporary closure, accuses the government of inconsistency when dealing with H5N1- infected dead wild birds ...

  8. 3 new bird species spotted at Mai Po reserve

    Posted Apr 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... rare vagrant' in Asia, the global conservation body WWF said. 'It is thought this bird mixed with a flock of Eurasian wigeons near the northern breeding grounds, and then migrated ...

  9. Bird quarantine 'ended too soon'

    Posted Jul 06th 2007, 12:00am by Colleen Lee

    ... Colleen Lee An infectious diseases specialist and the WWF Mai Po bird reserve manager slammed the government yesterday for ending the bird flu-prompted closure of Mong Kok's Bird Garden three days short of the internationally recognised quarantine period. Lo Wing-lok and Lew Young were speaking as the bird garden, closed because the deadly H5N1 virus was found in a bird ...

  10. Discovery of H5N1 virus spurs call for action on Bird Street sales

    Posted Jun 17th 2007, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... have been confirmed to have H5N1 virus so far this year, of which four have been found in Mong Kok and several in Sham Shui Po. WWF Mai Po Reserve manager Lew Young said the bird should ...




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