A disagreement with a property developer over the speed of a wetland housing plan was what drove WWF, the city's biggest environmental group, to pull out last week from the controversial project, the group's chief says.Monday, 20 May, 2013, 5:27am 1 comment
Here in our backyard, the areas of Mai Po and Inner Deep Bay, a tiny nature reserve squeezed between two of Asia's most densely populated cities, forms a critical link in this winged migration, a biological process that repeats itself every year.18 Apr 2013 - 3:18am 5 comments
The dramatic shrinking of Shenzhen's mangrove forests over the past three decades poses a threat to the many migratory birds that visit Hong Kong's Mai Po Nature Reserve each autumn, winter and spring, experts in both cities warn.28 Nov 2012 - 4:04am
The Beijing Municipal Health Bureau aims to survey 130,000 residents over the age of 45 by March to determine their risk of having a stroke, the capital's third leading cause of death, the Beijing Daily reports.17 Nov 2012 - 5:00am
For conservationists, Nam Sang Wai is one of the Hong Kong wetlands that should be preserved for future generations.
But for Adrian Fu Hau-chak, a 65-year-old tycoon from a prominent family in Macau, a development on the site is almost a life-long mission, one he does not want his successors to have to deal with.15 Nov 2012 - 4:37am
The Nam Sang Wai developer has claimed its proposed project would almost meet the "no-net loss" principle under planning guidelines that require wetlands to retain the same net area after development.15 Nov 2012 - 4:38am
Wetland is no place for apartments
On the evening of Saturday, November 3, along with hundreds of other Hong Kong residents, I enjoyed a magnificent sunset from Nam Sang Wai in the New Territories.11 Nov 2012 - 2:51am
Hong Kong's blistering pursuit of economic development has come at a high price to the environment. Growing concern about pollution has created an awareness that this is not sustainable, leading to increased demand for conservation. We have all got a role to play, but perhaps none more so than the property developers.10 Nov 2010 - 12:00am
A landowner facing prosecution for illegal dumping in an environmentally sensitive area in Luk Keng has lodged a planning application with the Town Planning Board that would effectively legalise the landfilling if approved.4 Mar 2010 - 12:00am
Another person has been found dead in a fish pond in Xialuwang village, Zhejiang , adjoining the one where five children drowned two weeks ago, and villagers are now blaming local authorities for converting their farmland into ponds.3 Mar 2010 - 12:00am
A developer yesterday stopped filling in fish ponds in Yuen Long zoned as conservation areas after receiving an order from the government.27 Feb 2010 - 12:00am
The developer of a low density housing project in Yuen Long is under fire again for filling in part of three fish ponds that are zoned as wetland conservation areas.26 Feb 2010 - 12:00am
Hong Kong has set a new Guinness World Record by creating a painting that stretches almost one kilometre at Hong Kong Wetland Park in Tin Shui Wai.
A total of 2,041 students and members of the public gathered on October 17 to create the 959.35-metre-long, 1.2m-wide painting on the theme 'Birds and Wetlands'.10 Nov 2009 - 12:00am
An environmental group has called for a more holistic approach to approving applications for developments near the Mai Po wetlands, the city's principal bird sanctuary.10 Apr 2009 - 12:00am
The government wants to develop Lau Fau Shan, the site of some of Hong Kong's earliest settlements, into a tourism and recreation spot.
The Planning Department yesterday commissioned an 18-month consultancy study, after which the public will be asked for its view on the direction development of the spot in the northwestern New Territories should take.20 Sep 2008 - 12:00am