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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

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

Outrage over Jilin, Zhejiang tiger abuse

A Chinese tiger park has sought to quell public anger after images of holidaymakers sitting astride a strapped-down cub prompted outrage online, state media said on Tuesday.

7 May 2013 - 3:42pm 1 comment

Mekong area as lost third of its forest cover since 1970s, WWF finds

Five Southeast Asian countries have lost nearly one-third of their forests in the last 35 years and could be left with less than a fifth of their original cover by 2030 - with devastating effects on wildlife and humans, a new report suggests.

5 May 2013 - 2:51am

China's famous 'river pigs' close to extinction: WWF

China’s wild finless porpoises are heading toward extinction, the World Wildlife Foundation said, with the dolphin-like animals now rarer than the giant panda.

30 Mar 2013 - 1:12am

Hong Kong dims as it embraces Earth Hour

For the fifth year in a row, Hong Kong's famous skyline dimmed last night as residents embraced the green mantra of Earth Hour. But for one university professor who specialises in sustainable development, it was a chance to protest against what he called a gimmick that did more harm than good.

24 Mar 2013 - 5:40am 3 comments

Letters to the Editor, March 3, 2013

I was interested to read Dr Robert Hanson's letter ("'Green' light bulbs really a health hazard", February 22), replying to my letter ("Offer rewards for light-bulb recycling", February 17). However, I would like some references to back up the claims he made.

3 Mar 2013 - 3:32am 3 comments

CY 'pushing reclamation against public will', says WWF

The government has been accused of trying to ram through land reclamation by burying a consultation which revealed serious public concern about this method of boosting land supply. On January 16, the Chief Executive, Leung Chun-ying, pledged in his policy address to press ahead with reclamation outside the Victoria Harbour.

20 Feb 2013 - 4:50am

China faces largest ecological deficit ever, WWF report finds

China is experiencing its largest ecological deficit ever - caused by decades of high economic growth and rapid urbanisation - as total emissions of carbon and other pollutants far exceed the capacity of its ecosystems, a new study says.

13 Dec 2012 - 7:21am 2 comments

China development threatens wildlife: WWF

Animal populations in many of China’s ecosystems have plummeted under decades of development and urbanisation, a World Wildlife Fund study said on Wednesday.

The conservation group highlighted about a dozen species in different natural habitats across the country in its third China Ecological Footprint Report, saying numbers have fallen dramatically over the years.

12 Dec 2012 - 1:09pm