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Wetlands

WWF ends development partnership with Cheung Kong

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

Development pressure on Mai Po reserve shows need for action

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

Shrinking Shenzhen mangrove forests poses threat to migratory birds

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

China Digest, November 17, 2012

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

Divisive wetland development tycoon Adrian Fu's lifetime mission

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

Nam Sang Wai wetland size should meet 'no-net loss' principle

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

Letters to the Editor, November 11, 2012

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

Fate of wetlands in Henderson's hands

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

Owner bids to legalise dumping after the fact

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 drowns in fish ponds

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

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