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Wildlife

Work on delta bridge linked to expected decline in dolphin numbers

A report to be released within days is expected to partly blame the impact of construction work on the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge for a continuing steep decline in the number of pink dolphins in Hong Kong waters.

Sunday, 16 June, 2013, 6:42am 1 comment

Hong Kong must act to save pink dolphins, conservationists say

WWF Hong Kong called for an interdepartmental task force to be set up to find ways to save the dolphin population and for steps to be taken to halt reclamation projects they fear could push the mammals to the brink of extinction in Hong Kong waters.

12 May 2013 - 5:50am 3 comments

Hong Kong's iconic pink dolphins are disappearing fast

Figures due next month will show a major decline in the number of pink dolphins - also known as Chinese white dolphins - found in Hong Kong waters at any one time, says Dr Samuel Hung Ka-yiu, chairman of the Dolphin Conservation Society.

5 May 2013 - 5:03am 9 comments

Video of grieving pink dolphin mother underscores plight of disappearing species

WATCH THE VIDEO | Distressing scenes as a mother fought to stop her dead calf from sinking into HK's polluted waters have highlighted plight of iconic pink dolphins.

5 May 2013 - 2:32pm 1 comment

Sai Kung shark may have been dangerous newcomer to Hong Kong

The Sai Kung shark featured in a video that grabbed attention online last week is believed to be a more dangerous species that originally thought, and one that has never before been reported in Hong Kong waters.

28 Apr 2013 - 7:25am

Chinese buyers need to be educated on the ivory trade, says safari expert

A veteran safari guide from Africa says the only way to stop the illegal trade in elephant tusks and rhinoceros horns to China is by educating mainland buyers.

28 Apr 2013 - 7:25am

Fight for survival for elderly woman attacked by Komodo dragon on Rinca Island

An 83-year-old Indonesian told yesterday how she faced a "fight for survival" when a Komodo dragon pounced and sunk its teeth into her. Haisah was sitting on the ground outside her house on Rinca Island when the twometre-long reptile sprang at her.

12 Apr 2013 - 8:55am

Officers step up battle to rein in Sai Kung's feral cattle

Country park officials have set up barriers and planted bushes to stop herds of feral cows harassing weekenders and scavenging food from barbecue sites.

10 Mar 2013 - 6:36am 1 comment

Greater China second to India in seizure of tiger parts

A report on the illegal wildlife trade of tigers across Asia shows that between 2000 and 2012, greater China had the most seizures of tiger parts after India. There were a total of 654 seizures across the region with parts from an estimated 1,425 tigers.

10 Mar 2013 - 6:36am 1 comment

Eco tours show visitors the natural hot spots of Hong Kong

It is one of eight eco-tours on Hong Kong and Lamma islands from which nature lovers can now choose in order to explore some of the city's rarest wildlife and most spectacular scenery.

24 Feb 2013 - 5:02am

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