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Conservancy Association

Hong Kong heritage policy a failure of historic proportions

Hong Kong's unique, 500-year-old walled village of Kat Hing Wai now features a concrete ditch rather than a moat and has only about 20 old houses left - three years after being given a grade-one historic status.

Thursday, 25 April, 2013, 10:34am 4 comments

Palms are best but they are 'too dull'

There should be a balance between aesthetics and functionality when choosing trees for streets and roads in the city, tree specialists say.

25 Feb 2013 - 5:27am

Lump of concrete facade all that remains of Eastern Cotton Mills

A lump of concrete standing in the middle of a construction site on Mok Cheong Street in Kowloon is all that is left of the Eastern Cotton Mills, one of the largest spinning factories set up in post-war Hong Kong.

10 Dec 2012 - 4:59am

Rare fireflies could hinder flats plan

A proposal to build 2,000 flats could be defeated by a 10mm firefly if two environmental groups have their way.

21 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Activist fought to protect the city of his childhood

Roger Ho Yao-sheng, an author and conservationist behind some of Hong Kong's biggest heritage-protection campaigns in recent years, has died at the age of 49.

Ho, a co-founder of the Mid-Levels Concern Group, now the Central and Western Concern Group, died in Queen Mary Hospital on July 21 of stomach cancer.

1 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Delay likely in mansion talks

A Town Planning Board discussion on whether the King Yin Lei mansion should be preserved - scheduled for Friday - is likely to be postponed to give the government more time to study a feasibility report on the restoration project.

The postponement was suggested by the Planning Department yesterday in a document submitted to the Town Planning Board.

12 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Green partnerships help ecological sites to thrive

A scheme that seeks to conserve ecologically important sites by funding green partnerships has shown early signs of success, officials say.

What used to be abandoned farmland has been turned into fields and a bird sanctuary, while a hillside wasteland is now a butterfly reserve.

8 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

High & Dry

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30 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Coda green

The songs probably won't make the local music charts, but if they remind listeners of Hong Kong's most scenic spots, their producers will be happy. Songs of Nature, a musical tribute to 10 favourite sites, is among a spate of efforts to promote eco-tourism in the city.

10 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Environment pick raises doubts

Environmentalists yesterday expressed concerns over Edward Yau Tang-wah's lack of experience in the field.

Most said they were unfamiliar with Mr Yau, who will head a new environment bureau, and suggested he brush up on the subject to prepare to tackle the burning issues of air quality and energy conservation.

24 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Contests put birds in the spotlight

If you care about nature, you may be interested in taking part in a series of competitions on the theme of birds.

The Hong Kong Jockey Club Dance with the Birds 2007 contest includes two design and one dance competition.

24 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

How green is their valley

The lush farmland and tranquil waters of Long Valley in Sheung Shui are a far cry from the bustle of Hong Kong's corridors of power. But the peace and isolation of the rural setting hides its pivotal role in what is seen in some quarters as a turning point in the approach of Hong Kong authorities to conservation and planning.

1 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Natural way to learn about conservation

Want to learn more about Hong Kong's ecologically important and endangered sites? Join the fourth annual Eco Race and you can have fun, test your problem-solving skills and learn about conservation issues, all at the same time.

3 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Cultural issues get short shrift, critics say

Arts groups, architects blast lack of specifics on West Kowloon facilities

Architects, arts groups and development experts yesterday criticised the government's new plan for West Kowloon, saying the project was still a property development and that cultural matters were not addressed.

8 Oct 2005 - 12:00am

Greens get approval for $5.4m in subsidies

The government will spend $5.4 million to subsidise four conservation projects ranging from farming to protecting butterflies.

The money, being paid to four environmental groups from the Environment and Conservation Fund, exceeds by more than $400,000 the amount available for such works this year but officials say the projects are worth it.

13 Sep 2005 - 12:00am