Weekly News Digest 17 August 2015
Date: 22 August 2015
The following are the key stories concerning environmental issues in Hong Kong for the week 17-23 August.
On wildlife conservation:
Humane Society International (HSI) launched a campaign to raise public awareness and urge HK government to protect this small and adorably weird mammal. In case you didn’t know, pangolins are native to Hong Kong.
UPS has stopped accepting shipments of shark fins, following criticism of the practice. Hong Kong Shark Foundation had protested at a UPS location in Hong Kong last month, saying UPS had shipped shark fins from Costa Rica.
In response to the public outcry, 759 store pulled the offending canned whale meat from its shelves.
On urban planning:
The Town Planning Board has given its go-ahead for the construction of an asphalt plant in Sheung Shui, despite local protest.