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Weekly News Digest 7 November 2015

Weekly News Digests | Date: November 13, 2016

This week the government’s comments on the potential to use country parks for residential housing gained much press attention.

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Weekly News Digest 20 – 16 February 2016

Weekly News Digests | Date: March 2, 2016

Ocean Park faces questions as two seals die within a week
Hung Ka-yiu, president of the Hong Kong Dolphin Conservation Society, said the latest incidents are surprising.

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Weekly News Digest 13 to 19 February 2016

Weekly News Digests | Date: February 19, 2016

On animal welfare: Fur federation director says the industry is ‘environmentally friendly’ and humane. Hong Kong Fur Federation Director Fritz Chen has called the fur industry “environmentally friendly” during a radio programme on Tuesday. His comments were criticised by Non-Profit Making Veterinary Service Society Director Mark Mak, who said that certain chemicals produced when processing fur are carcinogenic pollutants. On…

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Weekly News Digest 6 – 12 February 2016

Weekly News Digests | Date: February 12, 2016

On wildlife conservation:
Spanish man caught smuggling European eels worth HK$420,000
Hong Kong Customs seized two pieces of suspected scheduled animal skin and about 48 kilograms of suspected European eel, an endangered species, at Hong Kong International Airport….

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Weekly News Digest 30 January – 5 February 2016

Weekly News Digests | Date: February 5, 2016

On wildlife conservation: Wind farm project poses new threat to Hong Kong aquatic icon. Southern Offshore Wind Power Development Co. Ltd., a unit of state-owned China Southern Power Grid Co.Ltd., is pressing ahead with the project despite its own environmental studies that show the waters in question are home to the endangered animal and other vulnerable species. Environmentalists are worried…

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Weekly News Digest 23 – 29 January 2016

Weekly News Digests | Date: January 29, 2016

On wildlife conservation: Shark fin soup still served at 98 percent of Hong Kong restaurants as restaurants choose money over environmentally friendly practices. Over 98 percent of the 375 restaurants surveyed by the Hong Kong Shark Foundation serve the traditional dish, going against common assumptions that shark fin consumption is on the decline in the SAR. Lost young dolphin ‘stuck’…

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Weekly News Digest 16 – 22 January 2016

Weekly News Digests | Date: January 22, 2016

Dolphins could vanish before marine park is established
Samuel Hung Ka-yiu, chairman of Hong Kong Dolphin Conservation Society, said only one dolphin was spotted in northern Lantau waters last year, adding that the decrease in the number of dolphins in nearby waters have thrice gone beyond environmental impact assessment limits.

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Weekly News Digest 9 – 15 January 2016

Weekly News Digests | Date: January 15, 2016

Government’s decision to outlaw local ivory trade applauded
Animal rights groups have praised the proposed measure as a historic “milestone” in response to a global outcry against the rampant poaching of elephants, although it is only the first step toward greater awareness of the value of endangered wildlife and respect for biodiversity.

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Weekly News Digest 1 – 8 January 2016

Weekly News Digests | Date: January 8, 2016

On wildlife conservation:
Four arrested for trying to smuggle eels into Hong Kong
Four individuals were arrested by Hong Kong customs yesterday for trying to smuggle around 109 kilograms of European eel through Hong Kong International Airport.

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Weekly News Digest 12 – 18 December 2015

Weekly News Digests | Date: December 18, 2015

This week, 14 NGOs and academics working on wildlife trade issues called on the Hong Kong government to do more to fight wildlife crime.

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Weekly News Digest 5 – 11 December 2015

Weekly News Digests | Date: December 11, 2015

The following are the main environment/wildlife conservation related stories covered by Hong Kong’s Press for the week 5 – 11 December.

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Weekly News Digest 27 November – 4 December 2015

Weekly News Digests | Date: December 4, 2015

Several stories in recent media (Nov 28 – Dec 4) reveal the alarming facts that concern Hong Kongers – air pollution includes ozone, contaminated water, the on-going country parks development discussion and perhaps worst of all, the Hong Kong government’s lack of action.

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Weekly News Digest 21 November 2015

Weekly News Digests | Date: November 27, 2015

Is Hong Kong dragging its feet on key environmental issues? Two incidents in Hong Kong last week prompted many of us to askwhat’s wrong with our values and incited innumerable angry comments.

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Weekly News Digest 14 November 2015

Weekly News Digests | Date: November 20, 2015

Commentary of the week: Hong Kong’s recycling system is remarkably underdeveloped for a city of its size and relative wealth. In 2013, for example, our population generated 9,547 tonnes of municipal solid waste daily but only 37 percent of this was recycled, according to the Environmental Protection Department. Next week, look for our blog on this subject. Much of our…

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Weekly News Digest 1 November 2015

Weekly News Digests | Date: November 6, 2015

The University of British Columbia Economic Research Unit on Tuesday released a report in Hong Kong showing the critical state of the South China Sea fishery, which is responsible for 22 percent of our seafood.

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Weekly News Digest 24 October 2015

Weekly News Digests | Date: October 31, 2015

The following are the key stories concerning environmental issues in Hong Kong for the week 24 – 30 October.

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Weekly News Digest 18 October 2015

Weekly News Digests | Date: October 22, 2015

The following are the key stories concerning environmental issues in Hong Kong for the week 12 – 18 October.

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Weekly News Digest 10 August 2015

Weekly News Digests | Date: October 17, 2015

The following are the key stories  concerning environmental issues in Hong Kong for the week 10-16 August On pollution: Mong Kok affected by pollution from thousands of restaurant kitchens, study finds The main sources of air pollution are traffic, power stations, industrial and agricultural emissions. A recent study finds restaurants and snack shops in Mong Kok can also be pollution…

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Weekly News Digest 31 August

Weekly News Digests | Date: September 6, 2015

The following are the key stories concerning environmental issues in Hong Kong for the week 31 August – 6 September.

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Weekly News Digest 24 August

Weekly News Digests | Date: August 30, 2015

The following are the key stories concerning environmental issues in Hong Kong for the week 24-30 August.

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Weekly News Digest 17 August 2015

Weekly News Digests | Date: August 22, 2015

The following are the key stories concerning environmental issues in Hong Kong for the week 17-23 August.