Tag Archives: Conservation

Coral Reefs: Winners and Losers

There has been a lot of talk about how global warming might affect coral reefs, and it seems clear that different reefs will be affected differently. It makes sense to concentrate on saving those reefs that can be saved, rather … Continue reading

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Trawling Banned in Hong Kong Waters

At long last the Hong Kong Government has banned trawling in Hong Kong waters. The hope is that this will save fish stocks, and also that it will give soft corals and other bottom-dwelling creatures the chance to recover as … Continue reading

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World Ocean Day and Sharkwater premiere

To help celebrate World Ocean Day, Ecovision and the Canadian Chamber of Commerce are hosting a lunch panel discussion on Monday 7th June at the Mira Hong Kong Hotel in TST. In the evening they are also showing Sharkwater, and … Continue reading

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Should you feel guilty for eating tuna?

Given all the press recently about the serious decline of blue fin tuna worldwide, should we be eating¬† tuna? Well, it seems to depend on what type of tuna it is and which tuna “stock” it comes from. There are … Continue reading

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Adverts to save the planet

Swiss group, Act Responsible showcases striking ways to raise awareness of green issues. Here are 27 adverts to save the planet from the Guardian’s website.

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Charity fundraiser for Project Kaisei

Project Kaisei have organised a charity fundraiser on Saturday 11 July. This is part of their programme to raise awareness about the Plastic Vortex that we mentioned several weeks ago. It consists of a sunset cruise on the Bounty out … Continue reading

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WWF’s Seafood Guide

As part of their Seafood Choice Initiative to encourage people to choose what seafood they eat responsibly, WWF Hong Kong have also published a Seafood Guide. In it seafood is broken down into 3 categories: Recommended Think Twice – Ask … Continue reading

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The Plastic Vortex

The Plastic Vortex is an area of the Pacific Ocean which contains millions of tons of floating plastic waste. No-one knows how large it is, but some estimates put it as wide as Texas or nearly 4 times as large … Continue reading

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Donsol may be whale shark breeding area

SCMP is reporting that biologists in the Philippines have rescued a 38cm whale shark near Donsol, which may be the smallest known specimen of a whale shark found so far. It had been caught by fishermen and tied by its … Continue reading

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IUCN Whale deal falls through

At the World Conservation Congress in Barcelona, a deal between whaling nations and conservation groups fell through at the last minute after the Australians pressed for stronger language. Japan and Norway had been persuaded to adopt a resolution which said … Continue reading

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Five Species to Save

The IUCN World Conservation Congress is currently going on in Barcelona and has attracted around 8,000 delegates from governments, NGOs, business, the UN and academia. The BBC’s environment correspondent, Richard Black, is producing a daily diary, and his Saturday entry … Continue reading

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Health Food Chain Stops Selling Shark Cartilage Capsules

Holland & Barrett, the UK’s largest chain of health food stores has stopped selling shark cartilage capsules.¬† This is partly as a result of a year-long campaign by Bite-Back which is a UK-based organisation dedicated to the protection of sharks … Continue reading

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