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  1. Lifestyle - Technology - ECOLOGY

    Mekong area as lost third of its forest cover since 1970s, WWF finds

    Posted May 05th 2013, 12:00am by GUARDIAN

    ... hectares of forest cover since 1980 but have retained about 98 million hectares of natural forest, just over half of the region's land area. Using satellite data, the WWF researchers ... greater Mekong is at a crossroads," said Peter Cutter, landscape conservation manager with WWF-Greater Mekong. "One path leads to further declines in biodiversity and livelihoods, ...

  2. News - Asia - VIETNAM

    Photo in Vietnam shows mammal unseen for 15 years

    Posted Nov 13th 2013, 06:12pm by Associated Press in Hanoi

    ... Associated Press in Hanoi The saola, a seriously endangered long-horned ox native to central Vietnam, has been captured on camera by a WWF trap A camera trap in a forest in central Vietnam ... of the camera’s range in the image taken in September. Conservation group WWF released the image along with a statement on Wednesday. “This is a breathtaking discovery and renews hope for the recovery ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - LAND

    Works chief Edwin Tong calls WWF Hong Kong criticism biased

    Posted Feb 25th 2013, 12:00am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... of the engagement exercise as biased. Tong was responding to earlier accusations by WWF Hong Kong, which said it was dissatisfied with how the results were released and presented. The group said officials ...

  4. News - Hong Kong

    CY 'pushing reclamation against public will', says WWF

    Posted Feb 20th 2013, 12:00am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... public distaste for land reclamation, were quietly released on a government website. Samantha Lee Mei-wah, of WWF Hong Kong, claimed the timing of the publication of the consultation's ...

  5. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    China faces largest ecological deficit ever, WWF report finds

    Posted Dec 13th 2012, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... body the WWF, also warned that the country's soaring carbon emissions have not only contributed to an avalanche of environmental woes, but also pose grave threats to about a dozen ... when insatiable human demands for resources and widespread degradation exceed the nation's ecological capacity. According to the report, which was jointly compiled by the WWF and other ...

  6. News - China

    Outrage over Jilin, Zhejiang tiger abuse

    Posted May 07th 2013, 03:42pm by AFP

    ... according to the WWF. The WWF warned in 2010 that the tiger faced extinction in the wild in China after having been devastated by poaching and the destruction of its natural habitat. China has ...

  7. Business - Companies - ENVIRONMENT

    HKEx urges more compliance with WWF environmental objectives

    Posted Oct 26th 2012, 12:00am by JENN CHENG

    ... Jennifer Cheng jennifer.cheng@scmp.com Drive to increase compliance on environmental practices outlined by WWF is being stepped up HKEx urges companies to report on energy savings Listed ... from January. Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing (HKEx) issued a guide, produced by the wildlife organisation WWF Hong Kong, in August to advise listed companies on how to include ESG practices ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Ban shark fin imports, Philippine Airlines urged after 'illegal' shipment found in Sheung Wan

    Posted Apr 17th 2014, 07:06pm by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... them to publicly commit to ending the trade. Overall imports of shark fins to Hong Kong fell 35 per cent last year compared with 2012, WWF-Hong Kong says. The fall comes amid a crackdown ...

  9. News - Asia - ENVIRONMENT

    Sumatran elephants found dead

    Posted Feb 24th 2014, 11:18pm by AFP

    ... the park, according to global conservation body the WWF. Poachers also target the animals- the smallest of the Asian elephants- for their ivory tusks. The WWF says there are only between 2,400 ...

  10. Runway impact on fishing worse than estimated, says WWF

    Posted Mar 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... to the fishing industry, environmentalists say. A study by the University of British Colombia, commissioned by WWF Hong Kong, cast doubt on the authority's assessment of the impact of the proposed runway. The authority wants to reclaim 650 hectares of land north of the airport to build another runway to cope with demand beyond 2020. The WWF said the project would come at the expense ...




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