Ivory, rhino horns seized from trio of travellers arriving from Zimbabwe

Customs officers at Hong Kong International Airport yesterday seized 43 kilograms of ivory stashed in the carry-on luggage of two female travelers and 2 kilograms of rhino horns hidden against the thighs and stomach of a third woman. The trio arrived on a flight from Zimbabwe via Dubai yesterday afternoon and were carrying suspected smuggled goods with ...

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The Science of Stink: Breaking down durian’s DNA

The Science of Stink: Breaking down durian’s DNA

Once described by a detractor as smelling of “turpentine and onions, garnished with a gym sock”, southeast Asia’s durian fruit leaves no-one unmoved — you...

On the front lines of Hong Kong’s beach cleanup battle (PHOTOS)

On the front lines of Hong Kong’s beach cleanup battle (PHOTOS)

It was weary and at times frustrated volunteers who spoke to Coconuts Hong Kong yesterday afternoon as we visited Lamma Island to see for ourselves ongoing cleanup efforts...

Hong Kong beach cleanup just beginning; 200 tons of oil likely to reach shores

Hong Kong beach cleanup just beginning; 200 tons of oil likely to reach shores

Residents in Hong Kong desperately tried to clear the coastline of greasy lumps of palm oil Tuesday as it continues to wash ashore after a huge spillage at sea. Their efforts came...

Oil spill shuts down 10 Hong Kong beaches

Oil spill shuts down 10 Hong Kong beaches

Ten beaches typically packed on a hot weekend were closed in Hong Kong on Sunday due to a massive palm oil spillage from a ship collision in mainland Chinese waters. Photographs...

Activists don bloody shark outfits to shame fin fans

Activists don bloody shark outfits to shame fin fans

Dozens of activists dressed in bloody costumes sprawled outside one of Hong Kong’s most popular restaurants linked to the sale of shark fin soup on Saturday to protest the...

Customs seize 7.2 tons of suspected pangolin scales, worth HKD4.6 mil., smuggled from Nigeria

Customs seize 7.2 tons of suspected pangolin scales, worth HKD4.6 mil., smuggled from Nigeria

A shipment from Nigeria was seized on Monday after Hong Kong Customs found it to contain 7.2 tons of suspected scales from endangered pangolins on Monday. The shipment, which was...

Polluter Pays: Gov’t proposes waste disposal charge in efforts to curb rubbish crisis

Polluter Pays: Gov’t proposes waste disposal charge in efforts to curb rubbish crisis

The government yesterday unveiled a three-year plan to charge citizens for waste disposal, in efforts to curb Hong Kong’s rate of waste production. That’s right....

Shenzhen ‘Pangolin Princess’ arrested for diet of scaly anteater

Shenzhen ‘Pangolin Princess’ arrested for diet of scaly anteater

A woman was recently arrested in Shenzhen when a Weibo user ousted her for having a very illegal diet of nationally-protected animals, one of which was a pangolin. A quick brief...

Hong Kong faces new rules on illegal timber flooding China

Hong Kong faces new rules on illegal timber flooding China

In 2015, Hong Kong authorities confiscated 1 million kilograms of endangered Madagascan rosewood, en route to a state-owned Chinese company.