The Ocean Park Conservation Foundation has announced a record annual budget of HK$5.63 million to expand and diversify its project to preserve endangered species like freshwater turtles and pangolins.Thursday, 25 October, 2007, 12:00am
Thousands of terrapins were seized and 16 people arrested when marine police intercepted three vessels in Hong Kong waters south of Po Toi Island. The consignment was worth about $450,000.25 Jul 2000 - 12:00am
More than six tonnes of live terrapins have been seized by Customs officers from a mainland-bound fishing vessel in Hong Kong waters.
The seizure came after Shenzhen authorities reportedly banned the import of freshwater turtles in an E. coli scare.10 Sep 1999 - 12:00am
Ten turtles worth more than $120,000 were seized from a Wan Chai flat by Agriculture and Fisheries Department officers yesterday.
The owner of the turtles, a 35-year-old man, was taken for questioning.
Department veterinary of ficer Dr Howard Wong Kai-hay said the trader had been selling turtles to rich residents as a gimmick for between $8,000 and $12,000.30 Apr 1997 - 12:00am
Animal welfare campaigners, conservationists and the Government have warned against releasing giant turtles into the wild after a flood of sick reptiles has been found.
Buddhists traditionally release creatures such as turtles and terrapins, believing the ceremonies will bring them long life and good luck.20 Mar 1997 - 12:00am
HEARD the one about the giant tarantula that bred a similarly giant family in the New York subway? What about the boa constrictor that emerged from a toilet in London at just that awkward moment for the tenant? Or the 1.5 metre-long crocodile that lived six years in a Sha Tin flat and exercised its jaw on dead chickens? The first two are unconfirmed, but the third is a safe bet.1 Dec 1994 - 12:00am