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  1. WWF can ensure that property project does not damage sensitive wetlands

    Posted Oct 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... The decision by WWF-Hong Kong to back the planned residential project of a subsidiary of Cheung Kong (Holdings) at Fung Lok Wai, has proved to be controversial. Some sections of the public ... that area for economic reasons. However, I would raise doubts about the logic of such an argument in this case. Some green activists have expressed anger at WWF-Hong Kong's decision to give ...

  2. WWF seeks help raising money

    Posted May 27th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jessie Hui The World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF) Hong Kong is seeking volunteers to help with a raffle ticket sales campaign, which runs until July 11. The organisation aims to recover ... and education works. A launching ceremony of the campaign was held on Saturday, with WWF Hong Kong ambassador Gigi Leung Wing-kei showing up to offer her support. If you are interested in buying raffle ...

  3. Decision to close parks baffles WWF

    Posted Mar 03rd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai WWF Hong Kong has challenged the government to spell out the scientific reasons for closing some parks and reserves as part of precautions against bird flu. The group, whose bird-watching reserve at Mai Po has been closed for a month, has written to the Health, Welfare and Food Bureau seeking clarification. 'It is puzzling that some government-sponsored bird-watching ...

  4. Charity walks to raise money for green projects

    Posted Oct 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Wong Yat-Hei

    ... The walk is organised by WWF. Every year, the walks are held to raise money for WWF Hong Kong's conservation and education programmes. This year, the walks are on October 26 and November 2. ... waste and reducing our carbon footprints. Activities will show sustainable uses of electricity. As well as educating participants, WWF wants the walks to be fun. They will give people a chance ...

  5. Don't miss Mai Po photo treat

    Posted Apr 18th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jessie Hui You still have a chance to catch the Mai Po- Hong Kong's Living Treasure photographic exhibition at Festival Walk, Kowloon Tong today and tomorrow. Organised by WWF Hong Kong, the exhibition aims to raise awareness of the importance of wetland conservation and to celebrate the 20th anniversary of WWF's management of Mai Po Nature Reserve. Over the years, ...

  6. Give & Take

    Posted Jul 09th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... are available at the Hong Kong branch of a global conservation organisation. Perhaps best known for its management of the Mai Po nature reserve, the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), operates a number ... help the WWF depends how much time they have at their disposal, said Sam Lee, Hong Kong programme director. 'Volunteering at our Central office tends to include clerical work, helping our ...

  7. Front-row perch for birdwatchers

    Posted Jan 15th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A white egret stands in the shallows at the WWF Mai Po nature reserve, where a new 'hide' (left) opened yesterday to give nature lovers a front-row seat from which to watch some of the 10,000 exotic birds that visit the reserve over the winter. The hide, reached by a floating boardwalk, gives a close vantage point that does not disturb the many rare and endangered migratory ...

  8. Bird numbers on the rise at Mai Po

    Posted Jun 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... The conservation group WWF first spotted them breeding at the reserve in 2003. For the past 10 years, the WWF have been converting abandoned shrimp cultivation areas called 'gei wai' into freshwater habitats and building islands inside ponds. 'This conversion created more suitable feeding areas for the stilts,' said Katherine Leung Kar-sin from WWF Hong Kong. 'We expect ...

  9. Re-creation of freshwater marshes attracts rare birds

    Posted Aug 23rd 2003, 12:00am by Caryn Yap

    ... representatives of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) located seven nests on small islets. Five new chicks have since been seen on the reserve. Black-winged stilts usually breed in wetlands, in shallow areas of fresh or slightly brackish water. WWF manager Lew Young said that while there was no shortage of brackish water at Mai Po, the WWF had, in 1998, decided to make more use of its many abandoned ...

  10. Putting youth in touch with nature

    Posted Nov 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Wong Yat-Hei

    ... Wong Yat-hei Underprivileged children in Tin Shui Wai and Yuen Long will have a chance to get close to nature, thanks to WWF Hong Kong and Operation Santa Claus (OSC). WWF is planning ... corporations and schools to fund various charities in the city. Money from the OSC goes to the WWF's Wetlander-Wetland Management Ambassador Programme for Children from Small Group Homes to learn ...




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