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Hong Kong Dolphin Conservation Society

Ferries threat to dolphins, study finds

Boat traffic and underwater noise in Hong Kong waters is proving too much for Chinese white dolphins, and has steadily driven down their numbers over the past decade, according to a study released yesterday.

Wednesday, 6 June, 2012, 12:00am

'We didn't reclaim in cement test'

Working underneath the seabed does not constitute reclamation, the Airport Authority said yesterday in defence of its decision to carry out a trial project for the proposed third runway without first informing the public.

26 May 2012 - 12:00am

Groups still seeking clarification on dolphins

Animal welfare groups yesterday pledged to continue their campaign to persuade Hong Kong Airlines to stop carrying live dolphins amid confusion over whether the practice would continue.

A letter to one group last week by the airline's British office in response to protests over the carrying of live dolphins suggested the practice would be halted immediately.

4 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Airline 'unlikely' to fly wildlife again

Hongkong Airlines said yesterday it was 'very unlikely' it would agree to transport wildlife again after being heavily criticised by animal welfare groups worldwide for flying live dolphins on its cargo planes.

28 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

There's still hope for dolphins

It's a special sight off the island of Lung Kwu Chau, near Tuen Mun. Dozens of bubble-gum pink dolphins and grey youngsters were merrily riding waves and chasing fish. The weather was dreary, but the Chinese white dolphins were having the time of their lives.

6 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Banking on DNA to save the Chinese white dolphin

The battle to save the endangered Chinese white dolphin received a boost yesterday with the launch of a DNA database aimed at improving long-term conservation efforts.

The genetic research project will be a collaborative effort between the Ocean Park Conservation Fund and the Sun Yat-sen University in Guangzhou with funding from ANZ Bank.

15 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Letters

Dolphin show can aid conservation

I refer to the letter by Janet Walker, of Hong Kong Dolphinwatch ('Nothing that happens to dolphins in a tiny tank has conservation value', January 8). Those questioning the conservation value of Ocean Park's dolphin exhibit and show are naive.

15 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Letters

Tang will reinforce status quo

You don't have to be a betting person to know it is now a dead certainty that Henry Tang Ying-yen will be Hong Kong's next chief executive in 2012.

3 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Who said it?

It is ridiculous that such a costly project could just meet a few years of growth

Hong Kong Dolphin Conservation Society chairman Samuel Hung Ka-yiu on projections for the airport's proposed third runway

With garbage, you can only produce garbage

Guo Benheng, president of Bright Dairy & Food, on China's low safety standards for milk products

6 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Airport admits dolphin impact map misleading

A senior Airport Authority executive apologised yesterday for what activists described as a deliberate toning down of the proposed third runway's impact on Chinese white dolphins in a public consultation document.

18 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Fewer dolphins found in area

A marine conservationist says the plight of the Chinese white dolphin may worsen because the number of the threatened marine mammals seen in Hong Kong waters has fallen by more than a half in seven years.

8 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Weather no obstacle for racers

The Asia Miles Eco Action Asia Adventure attracted about 350 participants this year. It raised more than HK$75,000 and highlighted Hong Kong people's commitment to environmental protection.

The event was held on October 5 to raise funds for Action Asia Foundation, the Ocean Park Conservation Foundation and the Hong Kong Dolphin Conservation Society.

27 Oct 2008 - 12:00am

Corrections & Clarifications

Regarding the article 'A cruise on the wild side' published on July 30, WWF Hong Kong does not operate boat tours to see dolphins, and Dr Alan Leung from WWF Hong Kong did not say the Hong Kong-Zuhai-Macau bridge works further endangered pink dolphins or their habitats.

1 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

Call for more action on conservation

Many people in Hong Kong think wildlife conservation is important, but the majority have not done anything about it, a survey has revealed.

The survey, commissioned by the Ocean Park Conservation Foundation Hong Kong, was aimed at getting a better understanding of how the public feels about environmental protection.

12 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

Young artists express alarm on white dolphins' pollution plight

A family of three live in an environmental hell, surrounded by used tyres, abandoned fishing nets, food leftovers and polluted water. Eventually, weeping, they have to pack their bags and leave. Others fall ill and are rescued by children who try desperately to find them a doctor.

4 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

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