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  1. WWF's new face in HK urges shoppers to join fight against waste

    Posted Jun 08th 2010, 12:00am by Vivian Chen

    ... with Vivian Chen Singer Kay Tse On-kay seemed to relish her return to the limelight on Saturday when she made her first appearance as the WWF's new face in Hong Kong. The 33-year-old singer might have been less busy since her contract with TVB ended in January, but she was the centre of attention at Tsuen Wan's Citywalk mall, where she launched a World Environment Day ...

  2. WWF seeks sustainable solution to shark's fin dispute

    Posted Jun 18th 2005, 12:00am by Norma Connolly

    ... Norma Connolly Conservation body WWF Hong Kong says it plans to meet shark traders and government officials to find a solution to the controversy over Disney's restaurants serving ... of WWF HK, said: 'Our next step will be to approach the Shark Fin Traders Merchant Association to see if we can work together to identify certifiable sustainable means for [shark ...

  3. Development of sustainable fisheries too slow to conserve shark population

    Posted Dec 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... While WWF is flattered to be quoted again by Charlie Lim of the Marine Products Association ('Sustainable fishing is what matters', November 30) as supporting the MSC certification, we would like to make our position clear. WWF believes that the MSC is the only credible eco-label currently available for wild capture fisheries, and supports the MSC certification for the British ...

  4. Bid to get shark fin off government banquets

    Posted Sep 20th 2010, 12:00am by Adrian Wan

    ... Adrian Wan Green groups and a lawmaker have demanded that Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen include in his policy address next month an announcement that shark's fin soup will no longer be served at government banquets. Previous attempts to push the issue by individual groups had brought no response, a spokeswoman for the campaign said. Green Sense, Greenpeace, WWF ...

  5. News - World - SOUTH AFRICA

    South African court convicts fisherman for killing great white shark

    Posted Feb 06th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... white shark case and conviction in any South African court," the ministry said. Advocacy group the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) welcomed the ruling. "For authorities to take such clear action is an excellent indication of their commitment to upholding protected species status," WWF South Africa spokeswoman Eleanor Yeld-Hutchings said. "The not-inconsiderable ...

  6. Shark 'over-reaction'

    Posted Jul 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Cheung Chi-fai and Jolie Ho The Leisure and Cultural Services Department probably over-reacted by closing 12 beaches across the city after Sunday's reported sighting of a whale shark off Lamma Island. Beaches in Island and Southern districts were re-opened on Monday after no further reports of sightings. Samantha Lee Mei-wah, a marine conservation officer with WWF Hong ...

  7. Huge shark is spotted in Hong Kong

    Posted Jul 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... their boat. Government officials decided to close 12 beaches, including the busy one at Repulse Bay. But Samantha Lee Mei-wah, a conservation officer with WWF Hong Kong, said closing the beaches ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Talkback

    Posted Dec 10th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Should shark's fin be dropped from all menus? I refer to the letters which appeared on this subject in Talkback on December 5 and 6. WWF has been encouraged by the positive response from your readers. We would like to clarify that WWF is not calling for an indefinite ban on the harvesting of sharks and shark's fin soup. Rather, we want to see a balance being struck, ...

  10. Shark fin off the menu of top hotel

    Posted Nov 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... custom,' said a spokeswoman. Silvy Pun Yuen-yiu, from WWF Hong Kong, applauded The Peninsula's move and hoped more hotel groups would follow its lead. 'It is really a big step ...




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