Nature Conservancy

UN document would give 'Mother Earth' same rights as humans

Bolivia will this month table a draft United Nations treaty giving "Mother Earth" the same rights as humans — having just passed a domestic law that does the same for bugs, trees and all other natural things in the South American country.

PETA Models Shower Nude On Sunset To Protest Meat

PETA’s latest stunt is making a sudsy mess and captivating drivers on Hollywood Boulevard. Our cameras were rolling when a distracted motorist caught a glimpse of PETA’s naked beauties and plowed into the car in front of him.


US shark fin restrictions carry little weight in HK

The US Senate's move to toughen laws on shark finning is unlikely to have much impact in Hong Kong, dubbed the "Grand Central Station" of the controversial trade, environmentalists say.

Global extinction crisis looms, new study says

The Washington Post 28.10.2010
Global extinction crisis looms, new study says

A growing number of creatures could disappear from the earth, with one-fifth of all vertebrates and as many as a third of all sharks and rays now facing the threat of extinction, according to a new survey assessing nearly 26,000 species across the...


A Shark Fin Promotion Backfires

BETTINA WASSENER The New York Times 22.07.2010
A Shark Fin Promotion Backfires

Citibank has gotten itself into a stew over fish soup — specifically, shark’s fin soup. The soup is considered a delicacy and, because of its priciness, a status symbol in many parts of Asia. But environmentalists have criticized consumption, sayi...

Third of plants and animals 'at risk of extinction'

Matthew Moore Telegraph 11.05.2010
Third of plants and animals 'at risk of extinction'

One third of plant and animal species are now at risk of extinction, a UN report is expected to conclude this week. The world's biodiversity is threatened by the economic growth of countries like China, India and Brazil, the study will say.


Russia's Putin Welcomes Gift Leopard From Iran

Alexander Marquardt ABC News 04.05.2010
Russia's Putin Welcomes Gift Leopard From Iran

The leopard growled, flashed its teeth and lunged at the fence of its new enclosure at a national park in Russia’s near the southern city of Sochi. Standing on the other side of the fence was Russian prime minister, and animal lover, Vladimir Puti...

Mai Po Nature Reserve re-opens today

Web Newswire 21.04.2010
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Mai Po Nature Reserve, which has been closed to the public since March 31, will be re-opened from today (April 21).


Earmark in spending bill to help save red wolves

Lisa Zagaroli The Seattle Times 16.03.2009
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WASHINGTON — When the few remaining red wolves try to breed, they prefer a little privacy. That's become a bit of a problem, and that's why Congress stepped in with $870,000 to build a better home for the once nearly extinct species.

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Thailand is looking for broader regional support in the fight against the multi-million dollar illegal trade in wildlife.


HK celebrates World Wetlands Day

news.gov.hk 02.02.2009
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The World Wetlands Day 2009 ceremony has been held to celebrate the success of the five-month Wetland Kaleidoscope educational and promotional programme at Hong Kong Wetland Park.

New life for coral reefs shattered by tsunami

Michael Casey The Scotsman 27.12.2008
New life for coral reefs shattered by tsunami

CORAL reefs that were shattered by the Boxing Day tsunami of 2004 are recovering much more quickly than expected, scientists said yesterday, the fourth anniversary of the disaster.


HK corals healthy: survey

news.gov.hk 21.12.2008
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Corals in Hong Kong are healthy and stable, with 23 out of 34 sites surveyed recording high coral coverage, according to the results of the Hong Kong Reef Check 2008.

Hack Job

June Ng HK-magazine.com 28.11.2008
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Thirty-five trees near Kowloon Park are under threat, writes June Ng.


EU to ban trade in 'cruelly' obtained seal fur

OLIVER MOORE The Globe and mail 24.07.2008
EU to ban trade in 'cruelly' obtained seal fur

A European Union proposal restricting the trade of seal products would put the onus on other countries to prove that their regulations spare the animals "avoidable" pain or distress.

Green Panties Hitting U.K. Streets

Environmental Leader 07.06.2008
Green Panties Hitting U.K. Streets

The green underwear produced at a new lingerie factory in Thulhiriya, Sri Lanka — perhaps the world’s first carbon-neutral clothes factory — hits the streets of the U.K. this month and will cost no more than existing garments, TheEconomist reports.


Gloria Tung with her winning painting. Photo: Reuters.

Hong Kong student, Gloria Tung, has won the international children's painting competition on World Environment Day in Wellington.

Green dream: Yan Chai Hospital Wong Wha San Secondary School won the large garden plot project (Secondary School Section) in the Greening School Project Award.

Thirty-eight primary and secondary schools and kindergartens have been commended for their contribution to the environment.