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Fate of white dolphin more important

dynamco Aug 4th 2013

ah yes the white dolphin. How many people know HK Airport Authority (HKAA) since Feb 2006 owns 55% of the company which operates Zhuhai Airport (& since 2005 49% of the company operating Hangzhou airport)? How many international destinations does Zhuhai airport have ? = Zero! only internal flights. Hence they need a means of transport to send airfreight from Zhuhai to and from HK airport = voila! = a bridge.

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Letters to the Editor, August 4, 2013

Sunday, 04 August, 2013, 12:00am

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Fate of white dolphin more important

I am concerned about the future of Hong Kong’s beloved Chinese white dolphins.

I fear that these lovely creatures will disappear from our marine environment.

Their habitat is now being threatened by the construction of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge.

They are so important and yet many Hongkongers seem to ignore the threat they face. When the giant rubber duck that was in Victoria Harbour in May was punctured, people seemed to care more about that than the fate of these living creatures.

Although we cannot stop the bridge from being built, we can still demand that the government does more to reduce the level of pollution resulting from the project.

Actually, there are many endangered species in Hong Kong, for example, some of the migratory birds and other animals in Mai Po Nature Reserve. Our city is seriously polluted because of our materialistic lifestyles.

So much of what we do makes the situation worse, from turning on air conditioners, to littering, or leaving large quantities of food at buffets. I think most of us know what is happening and choose to ignore it. We can no longer turn a blind eye to these serious environmental problems. In the case of the dolphins we must act fast before they leave us for good.

Micah Chong, Tsuen Wan

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