For conservationist, recognition comes in arrival of the torch

For Cega, director of the Hoh Xil Nature Reserve Administration in Qinghai, the Olympic torch's arrival in the area will be a moment of validation.

Sunday, 22 June, 2008, 12:00am

Paper apologises for fake photo

A mainland newspaper apologised yesterday for using a staff photographer's award-winning - yet fabricated - photo of Tibetan antelope.

The apology came a day after Daqing Evening News editor-in-chief Wang Zhongyi resigned over the controversy, according to Xinhua.

19 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Kashmiris flout ban on shahtoosh shawls

The weaving of prized shahtoosh shawls, banned internationally to protect the Tibetan antelope they are made from, is still taking place secretly in Kashmir, according to a new survey.

19 Nov 2003 - 12:00am


I refer to the report from The Independent, headlined 'Misguided conservation decision puts an Asian antelope on the brink of extinction' (South China Morning Post, February 14) which reported that 'in the early 1990s the World Wide Fund for nature (WWF) . . . actively promoted saiga horn as an alternative to the horn of endangered rhinos, used in traditional Chinese medicine'.

25 Feb 2003 - 12:00am

Blitz planned against antelope shawls

Buyers and owners of shahtoosh shawls are being targeted in a publicity blitz to save the endangered Tibetan antelope, whose fur is used to make the expensive wraps.

22 Oct 1999 - 12:00am

Making a killing in Tibet

Traders in one of the world's softest and most expensive wools - shahtoosh, known as the 'king of wool' - like to paint a romantic picture of nomads collecting balls of the thin hair after they have been shed by a passing Tibetan antelope, called chiru. Here, instead, is the grisly truth.

9 Jan 1999 - 12:00am

Tai-tais with thick hides

Some tai-tais guilty of buying luxury shahtoosh shawls, made from the prized hairs of the endangered Tibetan antelope, are blissfully unaware of their crime.

Apparently they believe the yarns spun by eager traders - that the shawls are woven from hairs plucked from the chin of an unsuspecting goat, with tweezers no less.

18 Jan 1998 - 12:00am

Sex,lies and the on-off switch

SO TVB have been ''reprimanded'' by the Broadcasting Authority for showing Sex and the Animal Kingdom.

No doubt they feel suitably chastened and chastised.

19 Jan 1994 - 12:00am