A warm welcome to our special visitors in the Minjiang Estuary!

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WWF’s Conservation Officer (South China Wetlands) shares with you what conservation work of South China wetlands actually do, as well as how her works help attract rare waterbird species to visit the Minjiang Estuary wetland....

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Santa Claus is appointed Ambassador for European Forests – European forest week opens

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European countries are encouraged to apply the principles of a green economy in the forest sector by 2020, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) said at the opening of the European Forest Week (9-13 December) in Rovaniemi, Finland....

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Nearly 3 percent of World Oceans now Protected

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Marine protected areas now cover 2.8% of our planet’s oceans, according to an official map based on data provided by the World Database on Protected Areas. The map shows an increase of 0.6 percentage point in ocean area protected since 2012. In 2010, most of world governments agreed to protect at least 10 percent of the world’s marine and coastal zones by 2020. ...

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Halloween Without Bats

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What would Halloween be like without bats? Maybe a little less scary. Probably a little less fun. A really scary thought is to imagine what the world would be like if we didn’t have any bats at all....

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Farmed Seafood = Sustainable Seafood ?

Many people believe that fish-farming can be a solution for overfishing. What they may not know, however, is that aquaculture – and the seafood that it produces – is not always sustainable....

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Purple Herons’ first breeding in Mai Po

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This summer our Mai Po team has been thrilled that a pair of Purple Herons chose to stay on the reserve to breed, the first time this attractive and elegant species has been confirmed breeding in Hong Kong....

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The Baers Pochard Facing Imminent Extinction?

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This summer Mr Bena Smith from our Mai Po team hastily made his way to attend a meeting of waterbird specialists hosted by the East Asian-Australasian Flyway Partnership in Alaska, on behalf of WWF- Hong Kong. Amongst other bird related topics discussed during the meeting, one topic has left the experts pondering. The mysterious case of the Baers Pochard, a duck that could now be facing imminent extinction....

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The Dirty Secret of Caviar

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Gourmets from around the world are willing to spend thousands for a taste of caviar, the “Black Diamond” of the sea. However, the sturgeon which produces this black diamond is in danger of severe overfishing....

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Green Living on the Go

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No matter how well you manage your own daily impact on the environment, when it’s time to take a holiday, it all goes out of the window. You step into the perpetually lit lobby of your 5 Star hotel, walk down climate controlled corridors to your room, and crash down on the pristine bedsheets of your temporary haven. Not only are the bedsheets laundered daily, but so are the barely used towels in the bathroom. It’s perfection at every moment, and this perfection has a cost....

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Tongue tied

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Why did Tanya Chan, Anthony Wong, Alex Fong, Sharon Kwok and close to a hundred other celebrities all gather together, silently covering their mouths or holding a finger to their lips? ...

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