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Wetland

West Rail project worries watchdog

More than 100 letters of objection have been sent out protesting against the Long Valley rail project, pressure groups said ahead of today's consultation deadline.

Tuesday, 11 July, 2000, 12:00am

Land exchange to protect wetlands proposed

Environmentalists have put forward a land-for-land exchange option in an effort to prevent private developers from encroaching on protected ecological zones.

Owners of land in wetland areas should be given land of comparable size elsewhere in exchange for surrendering the right to build flats in the wetland, the Conservancy Association has proposed.

13 Mar 2000 - 12:00am

Natural tactics

The Town Planning Board's recent decision to approve a residential development close to protected marshes in Mai Po on conditions that developer Cheung Kong sets up a wetlands conservation foundation to manage the ecologically sensitive area has aroused mixed responses from environmentalists.

28 Dec 1999 - 12:00am

Simple daily habits help to conserve wetlands

Wetlands are a vital, yet unknown component of our daily life. The water we drink and the rice we eat come directly from wetlands. In addition, wetlands also store rainwater, reducing the risk of flooding low-lying areas. Wetlands are also home to a huge variety of wildlife, some highly endangered.

20 Apr 1999 - 12:00am

'Suspend projects for green research'

Friends of the Earth wants the Government to postpone decisions on development projects in sensitive ecological areas until a key study on the wetlands is completed.

28 Dec 1998 - 12:00am