Hong Kong Wetland Park

Briefs, February 3, 2013

Police charged a man and two women with drug dealing, after they were stopped in Hong Kong Airport's departure hall while trying to smuggle HK$1.4 million worth of Ice out of the city. 

Sunday, 3 February, 2013, 5:36am

Firefly prompts new study for Yuen Long developers

The developers of a housing project at an ecologically sensitive Yuen Long wetland are broadening their environmental impact study, to assess the impacts of a vehicle bridge and verify the presence of a firefly species new to science.

30 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

City lights throw rare firefly off his game

If you think your love life is tough, spare a thought for the poor Maipo bent-winged firefly.

The insect, a species only recently discovered and unique to Hong Kong, emits flashes of light to attract a mate.

But the firefly's call may get drowned out by the light from 2,000 flats that a property developer hopes to build near its habitat at Mai Po.

29 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Rare fireflies could hinder flats plan

A proposal to build 2,000 flats could be defeated by a 10mm firefly if two environmental groups have their way.

21 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Four new dragonfly species listed

Four new species of dragonfly have been added to the city's list, bringing the total to 116, according to a new Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department publication.

It makes Hong Kong home to more than a seventh of China's total of number of dragonfly species.

20 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Wetland housing plan halved

The landowner and developer of the ecologically-sensitive Nam Sang Wai wetland have proposed cutting the total number of houses and flats they will build on the site in half, as well as establishing a nature reserve and a community park.

5 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Revelling in return to nature

The Hong Kong Wetland Park provides an attractive working environment for its nature-loving staff, says Josephine Cheng Chui-yu, manager of education and community services at the park.

Employees enjoy working in the midst of nature and being surrounded by rich and diverse wildlife, she adds.

22 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Insect Expo

Until Oct 4, 10am-5pm, Hong Kong Wetland Park

The sounds, colours and movements of the insect world are brought to life at the Wetland Park through the Insect Expo, which explores creepy crawlies' habits, life cycles and survival methods.

5 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

Lost in translation

Few people thrive in Hong Kong without understanding and adhering to the concept of 'giving face', or avoiding causing embarrassment. Many are the stories of outsiders who don't progress - or lose their jobs - for offering what they thought would be welcome constructive criticism.

9 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

Leave a spot for the birds to roost

I feel saddened by a recent government announcement that a training centre for the construction industry could be built next to the Wetland Park conservation area.

I live near the land that the building will occupy, and when it goes up I will never again enjoy the spectacular views of the conservation area from my window.

30 Oct 2008 - 12:00am

Did 200, or just 20 crocs escape?

Two weeks after Typhoon Hagupit enabled a bunch of potentially dangerous crocodiles to swim out of their Zhuhai enclosure, word has filtered back that all the rogue reptilians have been recaptured.

Or have they?

12 Oct 2008 - 12:00am

Ideas wanted for Wetland Park site

A factory outlet selling brand name products could be an option for a vacant site next to the popular Wetland Park in Tin Shui Wai, a minister said yesterday.

Secretary for Development Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor told the Chinese General Chamber of Commerce yesterday that the government would invite expressions of interests from the business sector for the site this month.

6 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

Tin Shui Wai to get economic boost with HK$8.5m centre for construction training

An HK$8.5 million training facility for construction workers is being built in Tin Shui Wai, the first of several projects aimed at injecting life into the poor area.

10 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

Book fetes wetland park riches

A book showing the glories of the Hong Kong Wetland Park will go on sale tomorrow to promote nature conservation and environmental values. Hong Kong Wetland Park describes the wildlife resources in the park and has pictures of the many animals that live there.

19 May 2007 - 12:00am

Learn from nature

Finding activities that can keep children occupied and happy for long periods can be easy when they are toddlers, but when they have grown up to become more independent and inquisitive, an opportunity to explore new things in a free and safe environment could be just what they need.

6 May 2007 - 12:00am