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  1. 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, ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. No appetite for delicacy

    Posted Jun 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... shark's fin in January. The hotel has long supported sustainably sourced food products and works with organisations such as the WWF and the Marine Stewardship Council to ensure the products ... Wong, senior director of events at InterContinental Hong Kong, says, in keeping with the hotel's environmental initiatives, it offers a sustainable seafood menu approved by the WWF ...

  4. A turning of the tide on trade in shark fin

    Posted Jul 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to be drastically reduced if many shark populations are to have any chance of recovering. WWF launched a corporate, no-shark-fin pledge in 2007, which now has 55 members and is steadily growing. Since April ... This must not be allowed to continue. Andy Cornish is director for conservation at WWF Hong Kong ...

  5. Shark fin crusader looks to HK

    Posted Oct 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... distribution centre and market for the trade. According to WWF-Hong Kong, California imported about 24 tonnes of dried shark fin between 2008 and last year. Hong Kong imports an average 10,000 tonnes ... stewed Chinese caterpillar fungus and bird?s nest Eighteen financial institutions have signed up to WWF-Hong Kong's 'No Shark Fin Corporate Pledge' since 2007 Disneyland Hong Kong ...

  6. Mainland's biggest online trader bans shark fin sales

    Posted Dec 24th 2008, 12:00am by Ivan Zhai

    ... and related products. The global conservation body WWF welcomed Taobao's decision, saying the ban was an encouraging development. 'We hope that this will set an example for more companies to follow suit,' said Guillermo Moreno, head of WWF Hong Kong's marine programme. 'Taobao and its parent Alibaba are major online trading companies which have tremendous ...

  7. Shark fin stays on menu for government banquets

    Posted Jul 24th 2005, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... an assurance that the government would not allow shark's fin soup to be served at its banquets. The appeal is backed by WWF Hong Kong which wants the government to help set an example after Disney bowed to pressure from environmentalists and removed the dish from banquet menus at its theme park hotel. WWF Hong Kong chief executive Eric Bohm said: 'We feel that until such time ...

  8. Hotels to be pressed on taking shark's fin off menus

    Posted Jul 03rd 2005, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... to reverse its decision to serve the dish at its new theme park. WWF Hong Kong is also seeking talks with a shark's fin traders association at the start of what it sees as a long drive to build ... is due to open in September. WWF chief executive Eric Bohm conceded that Disney's move, although symbolically important, is not likely to decrease the massive amount of shark's fin ...

  9. Universities should set example to curb demand for shark fin

    Posted Jan 29th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... And of course this education starts within the schools themselves. Conservation groups like WWF have partnered with progressive companies like HSBC, Hang Seng Bank, Swire Properties and others, ...

  10. Selling shark fins all in a day's work

    Posted Dec 21st 2010, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung

    ... day.' He only traded two or three times a year. WWF Hong Kong marketing officer Silvy Pun Yuen-yiu said the group was not criticising any food culture. 'We are not talking about cruelty [to ...




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