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Nautiluses: The living fossils in dire straits

Marine Conservation | Date: December 8, 2016

Often described as ‘pangolins of the sea’, there is very little known of nautiluses, which look like shells with tentacles. Very few people know of their existence and yet they are suffering under the pressures of international trade.

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Hong Kong Government says the microbeads problem is not big enough …

Marine Conservation | Date: February 4, 2016

A Plastic Free Seas representative submitted a report on the impact of microbeads to the Environment Protection Department (EPD) upon their request in December 2015. The Government asked for the report around the time when the U.S. President signed a bill to ban microbeads in their country. The Hong Kong Government, however, showed no intention to follow suit. Worse still, they…

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How Shark Free is Hong Kong?

Marine Conservation | Date: February 4, 2016

A recent survey conducted by local shark conservation group, the Hong Kong Shark Foundation, indicates that shark fin is still very much a dirty part of Chinese New Year celebrations in Hong Kong, regardless of the growing sentiment in Hong Kong that Chinese people should give up this so-called traditional delicacy. The survey found that: – 98% of Chinese New…

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Micro beads in your facial scrub – another plastic disaster for Hong Kong

Marine Conservation | Date: January 5, 2016

Three and a half years ago there was a plastic disaster in Hong Kong. During a typhoon, six shipping containers of plastic pellets were blown off a container ship into the ocean. Dissatisfied with the government’s inaction, thousands of Hong Kong citizens took up the task of cleaning up the plastic pellets that washed up on the beaches. In addition…

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Santa’s Gifts from the North Pole Were Never Meant to Bring a Layer of Plastic to Our Cities

Marine Conservation | Date: December 7, 2015

The holiday season is upon us, with a time for cheer, happiness and gifts. The giving season, however, has also brought a boom in plastic items over the decades, with decorations and products becoming cheaper, more colorful and sadly disposable. This is true of both the products, and also the layer(s) of plastic packaging that they often come in. Much…

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Two new petitions – Ho Chung / Ban shark-fin trade

Land Planning & Heritage , Marine Conservation , Petition News & Updates | Date: March 14, 2014

Two new petitions have been uploaded to SupportHK this week! Yet another proposal to develop HK’s recreational space and further concern over Hong Kong’s shark fin trade.

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New Petitions And Petition Updates – March

Animal Welfare , Land Planning & Heritage , Marine Conservation , Nature Conservation , Petition News & Updates | Date: March 6, 2014

The large new Septic Tank and Soakaway System fails to comply with EPD standards such as ProPECC.
Despite that 96% of public representations opposed the project, the Town Planning Board has ignored public opinion and passed the application.