Conservation Department

New app puts botanical guide at your fingertips

Nature lovers will be able to find and identify trees in country parks more easily with a mobile application launched by the government.

Saturday, 7 April, 2012, 12:00am

Reject kuk's call for country park enclaves compensation

The war cry by the Heung Yee Kuk for more compensation for conservation of country park enclaves must be shot down at once. The zonal compensation for resumption of agricultural land is sufficient and there is no need to compensate potential development value. Once we do that, where does it stop?

27 Sep 2011 - 12:00am


Don't cut our city off from its cool harbour

The satellite image showing temperatures in Hong Kong ('10.40pm. 32?C. The future's red hot for HK', September 30) confirms a simple fact - temperatures at the harbourfront can be as much as four degrees lower than in the inner city.

5 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

ID system for pets urged to end smuggling

Traders want licences for hobby breeders to protect the trade

Pet traders have urged the government to set up an identification system for puppies and kittens bred in Hong Kong to crack down on the trade in smuggled animals.

They also want to see trading licences issued to hobby breeders as a way to protect the industry.

18 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Bird flu closes market

A deadly strain of bird flu has been found for the first time in Mong Kok's Bird Garden, forcing its temporary closure.

The H5N1 virus was found in a faecal swab taken from a breed of migratory bird which a customer left in one of the market's 26 pet-bird shops two weeks ago. It is not known if the bird was intended for sale.

17 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Cruel incompetence

What organisation in Hong Kong can successfully round up a few placid cattle and truck them 30km? You would think it would be the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department. You would be totally wrong.

17 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Free time for parks, courses, aid to others

In the second of a three-part series, we look at how a five-day working week will affect the leisure and volunteer sectors

With a five-day week for civil servants coming next month, government departments are gearing up for a surge in demand for leisure facilities and part-time study, and more applications to do voluntary work, at weekends.

27 Jun 2006 - 12:00am