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Endangered Species

Book review: The World's Rarest Birds, by Erik Hirschfeld, Andy Swash and Robert Still

According to the latest assessment by BirdLife International, 590 bird species are threatened with extinction.

Sunday, 26 May, 2013, 5:34pm

Talking points

Countdown to the CPPCC plenum continues

2 Mar 2013 - 3:30am

Cousins' illustrations draw attention to plight of endangered species

Two Hong Kong cousins - both aged 24 - are doing their part to draw public attention to the relatively unknown creatures. Tsui Cheeyee and Aimee Mak Hoeyin paired up to become the design and illustration duo&dear after graduating in 2011.

27 Jan 2013 - 5:00am

City Digest, January 8, 2013

Mother tried to jump from bridge with baby

A 37-year-old woman was arrested after she allegedly tried to jump off a footbridge with her 18-month-old son in Mong Kok at 11am yesterday. A passer-by called police. By the time officers arrived the woman had calmed down and mother and son were not injured. The infant was taken to Kwong Wah Hospital for examination.


8 Jan 2013 - 6:04am

Hong Kong customs seize over HK$10m in illegal ivory

Customs officials have confiscated HK$10.6 million worth of ivory in a cargo from Africa, in the third large seizure of the banned product in three months, they said on Friday.

4 Jan 2013 - 5:35pm

Breeding of endangered species is futile without habitat protection

This past summer, a team of biologists scoured Siberian tundra in search of nests and eggs of one of the world's most threatened species, the spoon-billed sandpiper - a small shorebird known to Hong Kong birdwatchers as a scarce annual migrant at Mai Po Marshes.

23 Dec 2012 - 3:45am

Letters to the Editor, December 23, 2012

Deng's aim to bring Taiwan back into fold

I refer to Rupert Li's letter ("HK can help mainland create a more enhanced rule of law system", December 16) commenting on Regina Ip Lau Suk-yee's column ("Hong Kong's place in a family of 1.3 billion", December 9).

23 Dec 2012 - 1:04am 1 comment

Poaching and trading of wildlife rampant in mainland China

Early every morning, thousands of wild animals - birds, mammals and reptiles - are sold at the Xingfu market in Conghua, about 60 kilometres northeast of Guangzhou.

It's a trade that has been going on for years.

12 Dec 2012 - 4:21am 1 comment

Customs officials battle smuggling surge

Customs officials in China are grappling with an increase in smuggling, particularly banned items such as drugs, weapons and endangered animals, state media reported on Tuesday.

27 Nov 2012 - 6:49pm

150 elephants died for ivory load seized at port in Hong Kong

Customs officers have made the third large seizure of ivory in a year as poachers in Africa slaughter thousands of animals to feed demand in China and other Asian countries.

17 Nov 2012 - 4:23am 2 comments