Alliance For a Beautiful Hong Kong

Protect Beautiful Hong Kong

In recent months much attention has been focused on the shark fin issue in Hong Kong. That is, shark populations are reported to be crashing globally such that today many species are endangered, a phenomena in part driven by the demand for shark fin soup. Of the shark species where conservation status has been determined, over 50% are classed by the internationally recognized IUCN as endangered, or approaching endangerment in […]

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Sufficient and clean water is something that is vital to us all yet something we take for granted: We turn on the tap and assume water will flow in abundance. But the reality is that our clean water is far from guaranteed in Hong Kong. We read that in the future wars will be fought over water and not oil; that as global warming affects weather patterns, shortages will become […]

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There’s a wonderful wetland on the north coast of Lantau. It’s a place where you can walk along the tideline, and see wildlife like shellfish and fiddler crabs, each male with a single huge claw for display, a tiny claw for feeding. Mudskippers – air breathing fish – flip themselves across wet mud. Kingfishers and herons are on the lookout for unwary fish and crabs. The wetland is fringed by […]

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There have been encouraging signs recently that our Government is finally getting serious about enforcement of the rule of law in rural areas. It’s about time. Since the Handover we are one Hong Kong; the old delineation between the Hong Kong south of Boundary Street and Hong Kong north of Boundary Street no longer holds. Nor is it tolerable that laws which apply in our metropolitan areas are not enforced […]

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