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  1. News - Hong Kong - ANIMAL RIGHTS

    Hong Kong zoo animals 'need laws to protect their psychological welfare'

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 03:41am by SARAH KARACS

    ... animals, including those at the government-run Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens, are not protected by legislation beyond an animal cruelty ordinance and a public health law from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1583962/animal-welfare-laws-lag-behind
  2. News - World - NATURE

    Pangolins are being 'eaten to extinction': conservationists

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 12:02am by AFP

    ... the other co-chair of the specialist group based at the Zoological Society of London. Conservationists want to save the pangolin from the dinner table and the annals of extinction as they are highly ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1562245/pangolins-are-being-eaten-extinction-conservationists
  3. News - Hong Kong - LEISURE

    Small cages and nothing to do: Hong Kong Zoo animals 'trapped in the 19th century'

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 05:56am by SARAH KARACS

    ... Sarah Karacs sarah.karacs@scmp.com Zoo's animals are 'trapped in 19th century' At more than 140 years old, Hong Kong zoo is home to almost 400 animals, including three-year-old twin orang-utans and one very bored-looking sloth. Little seems to have changed since the Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens' inception in 1871, according to the Society ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1575582/zoos-animals-are-trapped-19th-century
  4. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, August 30, 2014

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 04:46am by LETTERS

    ... These animals need, at the very least, a tranquil and rural environment. No matter what improvements are made, the Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens is not the right location to keep animals. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1581937/letters-editor-august-30-2014
  5. News - World - CONSERVATION

    On fast track to extinction: cheetahs smuggled as trophy pets for Gulf’s rich

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 09:44pm by GDN

    ... Arabia. "Huge numbers of cheetahs appear to die in transit," said Mitchell, a coordinator for a conservation programme that is run by the Zoological Society of London and the Wildlife ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1555395/fast-track-extinction-cheetahs-smuggled-trophy-pets-gulfs-rich
  6. News - World - NATURE

    How electric eels got their power: DNA map reveals creature’s secrets

    Posted Jun 27th 2014, 09:51pm by Reuters

    ... Gallant, professor of zoology at Michigan State University in the United States, said. There are hundreds of species of electric fish, with varying degrees of electric power. Those like ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1541902/how-electric-eels-got-their-power-dna-map-reveals-creatures-secrets
  7. Comment - Letters

    Government must stop boats from fishing in marine park

    Posted Jun 09th 2014, 03:25am by LETTERS

    ... in the zoological and botanical gardens. There is plenty of water in Hong Kong for those who want to fish. In fact, with trawling banned, there is less reason to pilfer the park as other resources ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1528207/government-must-stop-boats-fishing-marine-park
  8. Rare idmi gazelles released into wild

    Posted Sep 06th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Seventeen captive-bred idmi mountain gazelles have been successfully released into the wild in Saudi Arabia, according to the Zoological Society of London. They were released in two ... The Zoological Society of London manages the King Khalid Centre on behalf of the National Commission for Wildlife Conservation and Development secretary-general Prince Bandar bin Saud al-Saud. The centre ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/606774/rare-idmi-gazelles-released-wild
  9. News - China - SCIENCE

    Is corruption all in the mind?

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 04:02am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... at the academy's Kunming Institute of Zoology, warned that any study would require not only the subject's consent, but also approval from the government. "The biggest challenge to such a study ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1545137/corruption-all-mind
  10. Magazines - Post Magazine

    Tracing roots: illustrating Hong Kong’s botanical beauty

    Posted Jul 26th 2014, 11:10pm by Angharad Hampshire

    ... at Bethanie [Sanatorium, in Pok Fu Lam] and a cutting was donated to the [Zoological and] Botanical Gardens. That tree became the only surviving specimen [but it] was blown down in 1906 by a huge ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1557441/tracing-roots

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