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Stargazer nods off on cliff and wakes 30m below

A stargazer is in critical condition with head injuries after falling asleep and tumbling 30 metres down a cliff.

Friday, 14 May, 2010, 12:00am

Coastal cleaners honoured, models get pretty in plastic at eco-party

The city's participants in the International Coastal Cleanup Challenge this year celebrated their eco-efforts at Dragon-i on Monday night. While the volunteers and sponsors didn't quite get trashed, it was a jovial bunch of eco-guests.

26 Nov 2008 - 12:00am


What do you think of the Mong Kok development plan?

The development plan for Mong Kok will definitely transform the old district into a modern community.

23 May 2008 - 12:00am

Tai Po's man-made beach won't hit mangroves, study says

Tai Po sun worshippers and swimmers are a step closer to getting their own beach after a government environmental report found a planned 200-metre artificial beach would not have an unacceptable long-term impact on the environment.

16 Dec 2007 - 12:00am


Q What do you think of the new Peak Tower?

I think the Peak Tower is finally on the right track for capturing local and foreign tourists. It was such a big waste of space and vantage point previously, with the only popular establishment being Pacific Coffee.

6 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

Shore recovery

Conservation staff are planting mangrove trees on an abandoned salt pan at Tai O on Lantau, part of an effort to seed the wetland with 90,000 trees this year.

The planting, which is costing about $500,000, started a year ago and is intended to compensate for the loss of mangroves caused by the construction of the airport at Chek Lap Kok.

21 Jun 2006 - 12:00am


I refer to the letter from Ho Pui Han, of the Association for Tai O Environment and Development, headlined 'Mangroves under threat' (Sunday Morning Post, July 16).

The concerns over the proposed Tai O sheltered boat anchorage have been carefully considered by relevant government departments and I would like to provide the following co-ordinated response.

20 Aug 2000 - 12:00am

Wetlands well worth preserving

Today is World Wetland Day, but you may not have heard of it before.

Maybe you are not really sure what wetlands are, or why we have a day dedicated to their preservation.

Learn more about wetlands by reading the World Wetland 1998 series, which will be published in Nature Notes every Monday of this month.

2 Feb 1998 - 12:00am

Trees - valuable in so many ways

Trees are not only important to man but to many other living organisms.

Although they provide various products, timber is the most useful commodity.

But using timber ends a tree's life. Timber may be inexpensive but a tree is invaluable.

Trees act as gas purifiers by absorbing carbon dioxide and producing oxygen, which is essential for life.

23 Jun 1997 - 12:00am

Dumped sand 'will smother mangroves'

Villagers' attempts to transform a rocky shore into a sandy beach could spell disaster for the ecology of a bay unique in the Asia-Pacific region, a leading mangrove expert has warned.

9 Sep 1996 - 12:00am

Deep Bay 'visitors' depend on fishponds

I REFER to the letter headlined, 'Save the bay' (South China Morning Post, October 11).

21 Oct 1994 - 12:00am

Plan to save mangroves

HONG Kong's first territory-wide study of mangrove habitats planned to start this year is a step towards a mangrove conservation and management plan that could extend protection areas.

The Director of Agriculture and Fisheries, Dr Lawrence Lee Hay-yue, announced the study yesterday.

2 Sep 1993 - 12:00am

Breathing fresh air into biology

IT was a hot day, but the over 100 sweaty young people bustling in a scientific manner around the mangrove plants in Sai Keng, Sai Kung, were obviously enjoying themselves.

The young crowd were all Form 6 biology students from various schools. They were taking part in ''Field Trip '93 - Mangrove Wonder'', organised by the Hongkong Secondary Schools Biology Association.

20 May 1993 - 12:00am

Student's thesis site disappears

A HONGKONG University student doing a doctoral thesis on mangroves was dismayed when he returned to his site of study and found most of the area had been illegally chopped down.

The site at Tsim Bei Tsui, near the Mai Po marshes, is designated as a protected area but villagers moved in and dredged it, apparently in preparation for oyster cultivation.

18 May 1993 - 12:00am