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Turn back the tide

Paul Rose’s powerful bearing and wind-worn face make him easy to spot in the crowded lobby. Sipping tea at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Rose seems like a man from a different time.

Monday, 6 May, 2013, 10:21am

Hong Kong's iconic pink dolphins are disappearing fast

Figures due next month will show a major decline in the number of pink dolphins - also known as Chinese white dolphins - found in Hong Kong waters at any one time, says Dr Samuel Hung Ka-yiu, chairman of the Dolphin Conservation Society.

5 May 2013 - 5:03am 9 comments

Chinese buyers need to be educated on the ivory trade, says safari expert

A veteran safari guide from Africa says the only way to stop the illegal trade in elephant tusks and rhinoceros horns to China is by educating mainland buyers.

28 Apr 2013 - 7:25am

Heritage village Kat Hing Wai offers an intriguing gateway to the past

With an intact enclosure and an intriguing history surrounding its iron gates, Kat Hing Wai is one of the highest-scoring villages in the government's grading exercise of historic sites.

25 Apr 2013 - 5:18am

Ask the doctors

I'm 30 years old, but I still can't seem to swallow pills. How can I teach myself to do so, or what alternatives do I have?

25 Mar 2013 - 10:24am

Ivory haul proves a tough sell to schools

Conservation officials are having difficulty persuading schools to accept seized ivory offered them for education purposes because they are worried about security. This emerged yesterday after the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department said it had dropped plans to incinerate 16 tonnes of confiscated tusks, in part because of the emissions the haul would create.

15 Mar 2013 - 4:11am 1 comment

It's hammer time: video of hammerhead sharks, manta rays and other species protected under CITES

One small step for mankind, and a great big one for the world's oceans this week in Bangkok. The Daily Matter brings you a look at some of the creatures now under protection, and a quick primer on CITES so you can navigate the tricky world of the international wildlife trade.

15 Mar 2013 - 10:59am

Hand of organised crime in ivory trade

Hong Kong is on the frontline in the fight against illegal ivory trafficking, and has a growing role as a transit point of the illicit trade, according to reports by the UN and a wildlife agency.

Large-scale seizures in the city in recent years point to the involvement of organised crime, one of the reports says.

14 Mar 2013 - 7:38am

Sea Shepherd takes its battle to top US court

Since 2002, Sea Shepherd has disrupted Japan's contested hunt in the Southern Ocean annually, but a US court issued an injunction on December 17 for the activists to stay at least 460 metres away from the whaling vessels.

13 Feb 2013 - 2:53am

APP's pledge on Indonesia's forests brings hope

Last week, one of the biggest paper companies in the world announced a new forest conservation policy that, if implemented, will end the company's long and controversial history of deforestation. Asia Pulp & Paper has pulp and paper mills both in Indonesia and in China, and is one of several companies that together dominate the China and Hong Kong paper market.

12 Feb 2013 - 2:45am