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Ecology

Fish farms threaten water

Water quality near a marine park is under threat from illegal fish farms nearby.

Two illegal sets of rafts were set up on the southeast side of Crooked Island, near the Yan Chau Tong Marine Park in Mirs Bay two months ago.

Monday, 19 May, 1997, 12:00am

Safari sets off green thinking

The call of the wild has touched a chord in the hearts of a group of students who were in South Africa recently on a safari trip, and they are all fired up now to do something for the environment.

4 Sep 1996 - 12:00am

Eyes open to wildlife wonders

Youngsters go on safari to South Africa, and speak of how the experience has made them appreciate Hong Kong's own natural wonders A group of Hong Kong youngsters have returned from a trip to South Africa with a heightened sense of nature's grandeur and a better appreciation of the natural beauty of Hong Kong.

16 Aug 1996 - 12:00am

How to have a good chat with your cat

Anyone who owns a cat is often an unwitting participant in a chemical conversation.

Cats rub themselves against the legs of people in their home in order to leave a trace of their personal perfume, produced by scent glands on the cheek.

29 Jul 1996 - 12:00am

Tricking enemies in the wild

Animals that do not have natural armour or warning colours to deter the attacks of predators usually run or hide.

These are popular defence strategies because, in the long run, they use up less energy than developing survival weapons.

22 Jul 1996 - 12:00am

Biggest mangrove belt

The Sundarbans are the largest littoral mangrove belt in the world, stretching 80 km inland from the coast. Mangrove swamps and jungle cover 38,500 sq kms, of which about a third is covered in water.

26 Mar 1996 - 12:00am

Returning to the forest

AN urban landscape of alienation sets the tone for Tropical Rainforest on the Escalator, written and directed by award-winning Cheung Tat-ming and presented by one of Hong Kong's leading avant-garde theatre companies, Sand & Bricks.

The play attempts to reassess our relationship with nature.

26 Feb 1996 - 12:00am

Science to tackle barnacle menace

RESEARCHERS from around the world, including biologists from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, have joined forces in a bid to protect oceangoing vessels from trouble caused by marine animals.

Marine 'bio-fouling communities', notably barnacles, cling to boat surfaces and affect the normal sailing of ships.

28 Sep 1995 - 12:00am

Wildlife sanctuary major lure

THE paddle-steamer is the ideal vessel from which to experience Bangladesh's most precious wildlife sanctuary, the Sundarbans.

It takes 24 hours for this delightful boat to reach Khulna, gateway to the world-famous nature reserve.

26 Mar 1995 - 12:00am

Passers-by escape new collapse

WITHIN 24 hours of the fatal Nathan Road tragedy, a canopy collapsed in Wan Chai, sending slabs of concrete, bricks and rubble crashing to the ground.

No one was injured, but police had to close a section of Thomson Road between Fleming Road and Johnston Road while the site was made safe.

11 Sep 1994 - 12:00am