World Wide Fund for Nature

HKEx urges more compliance with WWF environmental objectives

Listed companies are being urged by the stock exchange to report on their compliance with "environmental, social and governance" (ESG) practices - such as turning off lights after working hours - from January.

Friday, 26 October, 2012, 1:31pm

Project 'a threat to country park'

Environmentalists and villagers fear a patch of land that has been flattened and cleared could be used to extend a luxury development on the edge of a country park.

About 60 per cent of the plot in Wong Chuk Yeung village, Fo Tan, which is about the size of a football pitch, is owned by the government, with the rest owned by shell companies.

18 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Green strategy not all black and white

Whether or not green groups should help developers whose projects might hurt the environment is a contentious issue. Those opposed argue that conservation and development are two fundamentally different courses. Partnerships will only legitimise the actions of the project owners and serve their interest.

13 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

WWF seeks positive conservation outcome at Cheung Kong's wetland site

Some people have called on WWF to abandon the Fung Lok Wai project; this call is more premised on being anti-developer than on conservation. WWF has held discussions with these groups but they offer no plan to conserve the site.

WWF's involvement with a subsidiary of Cheung Kong (Holdings) is to advise on the establishment and management of a viable wetland habitat.

10 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Developer seeks delay in wetlands planning bid

A property developer has asked for a delay in submitting its planning application for a housing project near the Mai Po reserve, amid mounting public concern over the development's environmental impact.

7 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Activists step up battle against WWF

Environmental activists have warned again that they may mount a campaign against a leading conservation group if it continues to co-operate with billionaire Li Ka-shing in a development project on wetland at Yuen Long.

6 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Reaching out with green phone apps

Flashing green messages onto websites and TV screens are no longer enough when it comes to raising environmental awareness among the younger generation.

Instead, the global conservation body WWF has been reaching out to teens through edgier means: iPhone apps, Facebook pages and interactive elements on its website.

18 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

The whole green world at the click of a mouse

Learn about the importance of planktons to the planet and get to know Romer's tree frogs on Lantau that can't climb trees. All that and more is on the WWF Kids interactive website, which was launched earlier this month.

30 May 2011 - 12:00am

Marketing officer, seafood

Help make a difference for the environment and join global conservation body WWF.

19 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

Conservation group seeks marine specialist

This is your chance to make a difference to marine life.

WWF, one of the world's largest independent conservation organisations, is looking for an exceptional head of its marine programme.

A PhD holder in the marine field with at least five years of relevant experience, or a master's holder with at least seven years' experience, is sought for this role.

12 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Find dam plotter, greens demand

WWF calls for justice over eco-vandalism

The Lands Department should track down the mastermind behind the illegal building of a dam across a natural stream in Tai Po now that the contractor responsible for the damages has been identified, a conservation group has said.

24 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Best foot forward

The first Hong Kong-based carbon footprint calculator has been launched. Will you log on to WWF website to get your calculator and do you think it will make people more aware of the environment? Write to us

25 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Evergreen wildlife chief relishes role

Eric Bohm, at 62, brings a lifetime of skills to bear in top job at the WWF

14 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Corrections & clarifications

The Seafood Guide in the story 'Seafood guide puts conservation on menu' published on Page C1 on March 27 was produced by WWF Hong Kong and the JNC Nature Fund, instead of JNS Nature Fund as reported. The guide was commissioned after a 2005 TNS survey found more than 70 per cent of the public had no idea where their seafood came from.

12 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Bird-watch for charity

A bird-watching competition aimed at promoting conservation work will be held next month.

On March 11, participants in the Mini-Race Bird-watching Competition will be able to visit the normally off-limits Mai Po Nature Reserve area and watch migratory birds.

22 Feb 2007 - 12:00am