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  • Sep 19, 2014
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Animal protection

Climate change threat looms for many species

Many species of birds, amphibians and corals not now under threat will be at risk from climate change and have been wrongly omitted from conservation planning, according to an international study.

Friday, 14 June, 2013, 3:47am

Bear bile firm's IPO pullout a boost for animal welfare

A nugget of good news for animal welfare groups has emerged from the gloom in Chinese equity markets in recent months.

7 Jun 2013 - 1:12am

Dolphins' demise inevitable

Stu Pryke's letter ("Neglect of workable survival plan has condemned dolphins", May 11) and the articles ("Iconic pink dolphins are disappearing fast", May 5) and ("Hong Kong 'must save its pink dolphins'", May 12) on the fast disappearing dolphins make very sad reading.

23 May 2013 - 4:19am 1 comment

Malaysia offers reward in suspected poisoning of 14 pygmy elephants

"There is a reward of 50,000 ringgit [HK$125,000] for information leading to the arrest, prosecution and conviction of the alleged culprits if the chemist report confirms that death was due to intentional poisoning," he said.

7 Feb 2013 - 3:58am

South African court convicts fisherman for killing great white shark

The landmark decision was lauded by conservationists, who said they hoped the move would help dissuade others from hunting the protected species.

6 Feb 2013 - 6:01am

Endangered green turtle caught in Tai Po returned to sea

An endangered green turtle was returned to sea yesterday after being netted accidentally by a fisherman last month.

The adult female, in its 30s, was caught in Tai Po waters on December 14. The fisherman called the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department, which collected it within the day.

29 Jan 2013 - 4:32am 1 comment

Changsha crash sees cats escape cooking pot

Around 600 cats stuffed into wooden crates and destined for dinner plates in southern China were rescued by animal protection volunteers after a truck crash, a volunteer said on Thursday.

17 Jan 2013 - 8:33pm

Vietnam spares Hong Kong-funded bear rescue centre from eviction

A sanctuary for bears rescued from the Asian bile trade, which has been at the centre of a high-profile land dispute, has been spared eviction by Vietnam's government.

The US$2 million facility run by Animals Asia Foundation, the Hong Kong-based animal welfare group, was told last July that it could face eviction from the Tam Dao National Park.

17 Jan 2013 - 5:20am

Educate public about lethal nature of ivory trade

How many slaughtered African elephants does 1.3 tonnes of ivory tusks represent? It is hard to tell when they are cut into 779 pieces and hidden amid other container cargo. This is the latest ruse employed by smugglers to try to fool Hong Kong customs inspectors on the lookout for an illegal and lethal trade. More than 100 would seem a conservative estimate.

13 Jan 2013 - 5:08am 1 comment

Killer whales stuck in Hudson Bay ice go free

Eleven killer whales facing imminent danger of suffocation after being trapped by ice in Hudson Bay on Canada's Arctic shore managed to free themselves yesterday, after their plight created a worldwide sensation.

11 Jan 2013 - 6:46am

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