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How Can You Support The Ivory Trade Ban

Nature Conservation | Date: May 29, 2017

We need your help again to save elephants. The simple aim of the game right now is for the Hong Kong government to receive more letters of support from elephant lovers, than from the ivory traders and their supporters. Please kindly take a moment of your time to write a single paragraph e-mail

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Op-ed: Hong Kong’s Ivory Traders Don’t Deserve Compensation

Nature Conservation | Date: April 1, 2016

By Alex Hofford This op-ed appeared in the March 24, 2016 edition of the South China Morning Post. Twenty-six years ago, the world called time on the international trade in elephant ivory, after it had halved African elephant populations within 15 years. Now governments in the US, China and Hong Kong are finally closing the remaining loophole that allowed domestic…

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Is Hong Kong beginning to take wildlife crime seriously?

Nature Conservation | Date: April 1, 2016

The illegal trade in flora and fauna is valued at USD7-23 billion by OECD, UNODC, UNEP and INTERPOL. It is considered by leading enforcement agencies as one of the largest transnational organised criminal activities alongside drug, arms and human trafficking. The destination for most of the contraband is Asia, where growing affluence has fueled an unprecedented rise in the demand…

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Why sending wood waste to landfill?

Nature Conservation , Waste | Date: February 23, 2016

According to the Environmental Protection Department, the amount of green waste sent to landfills was 56,210 tonnes in 2013, i.e. 124 tonnes per day. This waste includes trees, leaves and some weeds, all of which are capable of decomposing naturally and therefore don’t need to be se

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Save the pangolin: The ‘artichoke’ on legs that needs our help to survive.

Nature Conservation | Date: February 16, 2016

By: Emily Botsford When the poaching of wildlife and trafficking in endangered animal products is mentioned in conversation, it is usually large, charismatic species like the rhino or the elephant which come to mind, and that’s understandable given the amount of media coverage they’ve had recently. With celebrities like Prince William and Chinese actress Li Bingbing calling for an end…

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Stop cutting down stonewall trees! Time for a Tree Bill

Nature Conservation | Date: February 1, 2016

According to a recent news report, the Highway Department (HyD)carried out maintenance works on the famous stonewall Banyan trees on Bonham Road, causing the public both to complain that the wall now looks ugly and to worry about the fate of the four trees that are growing back. The trees were cut down by the Government after two collapsed during heavy rain…

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New petition and petition updates

Land Planning & Heritage , Nature Conservation , Petition News & Updates , Waste | Date: May 30, 2014

Dear friends,
Song-Yuan dynasties archaeological remains have been found in a construction site at To Kwa Wan Station on the Sha Tin to Central Link, but HK government have no concrete preservation plan for now. A group of concerned citizens are petitioning the Secretary of Development Bureau Paul Chan, to protect Hong Kong’s most important archaeological find in decades.

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New Petitions And Petition Updates – April

Animal Welfare , Land Planning & Heritage , Nature Conservation , Petition News & Updates | Date: April 4, 2014

Two new petitions have recently been uploaded to SupportHK by Grade Five students. One group is petitioning the government to protect Hong Kong’s country parks from invasive foreign plant species and another group aims to conserve marine biodiversity and is petitioning HK restaurants to stop serving the endangered Humphead Wrasse.

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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.