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Article: Protecting Hong Kong's marine biodiversity: present proposals, future challenges

TitleProtecting Hong Kong's marine biodiversity: present proposals, future challenges
Authors
KeywordsMarine Parks Ordinance
Proposed Parks & Reserves
Pollution
Fishing & Development Impacts
Southern China
Issue Date1996
PublisherCambridge University Press. The Journal's web site is located at http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayJournal?jid=ENC
Citation
Environmental Conservation, 1996, v. 23 n. 1, p. 55-65 How to Cite?
AbstractPollution from many sources, over-fishing and the rapid development of Hong Kong have had powerful, adverse, impacts upon local marine life reducing it to but a shadow of what it once was. This paper describes Hong Kong's newly enacted Marine Parks Ordinance Chapter 37 1995, discusses the existing situation with regard to the designation of marine parks and reserves, and describes the special features of each one. It argues that a territory-wide strategy will have to be implemented if representative intertidal and coastal water communities are to survive. Coastal zone planning and management need to be among the Hong Kong Government's highest priorities because there are indications that the marine parks and reserves will not be successful. The threats to them are too great. Conservation legislation and coastal planning exercises should also be integrated with those of China as soon as possible, especially for areas of coastline surrounding Hong Kong. This is because development within southern China is proceeding at such a pace that Hong Kong's protected areas are now being threatened by external factors as well as internal ones.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/44712
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dc.contributor.authorMorton, BSen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2007-10-30T06:08:26Z-
dc.date.available2007-10-30T06:08:26Z-
dc.date.issued1996en_HK
dc.identifier.citationEnvironmental Conservation, 1996, v. 23 n. 1, p. 55-65en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0376-8929en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/44712-
dc.description.abstractPollution from many sources, over-fishing and the rapid development of Hong Kong have had powerful, adverse, impacts upon local marine life reducing it to but a shadow of what it once was. This paper describes Hong Kong's newly enacted Marine Parks Ordinance Chapter 37 1995, discusses the existing situation with regard to the designation of marine parks and reserves, and describes the special features of each one. It argues that a territory-wide strategy will have to be implemented if representative intertidal and coastal water communities are to survive. Coastal zone planning and management need to be among the Hong Kong Government's highest priorities because there are indications that the marine parks and reserves will not be successful. The threats to them are too great. Conservation legislation and coastal planning exercises should also be integrated with those of China as soon as possible, especially for areas of coastline surrounding Hong Kong. This is because development within southern China is proceeding at such a pace that Hong Kong's protected areas are now being threatened by external factors as well as internal ones.en_HK
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dc.rightsEnvironmental Conservation. Copyright © Cambridge University Press.en_HK
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.subjectMarine Parks Ordinanceen_HK
dc.subjectProposed Parks & Reservesen_HK
dc.subjectPollutionen_HK
dc.subjectFishing & Development Impactsen_HK
dc.subjectSouthern Chinaen_HK
dc.titleProtecting Hong Kong's marine biodiversity: present proposals, future challengesen_HK
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