Weekly News Digest 24 August

Date: 30 August 2015

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

On wildlife trafficking:

Ivory found smuggled inside ‘suspicious’ passenger’s vest at Hong Kong airport

Hong Kong Customs seized about 15 kilograms of suspected ivory cut pieces and products worth about $150,000 and arrested an incoming male passenger at Hong Kong International Airport on 24 August.

Opinion:

It is time to treasure our great local heritage of parks and trees

Professor Joyceln Chey from the University of Sydney shares her passion for trees and country parks.