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Peng Chau : the Living Villages Winner

The Most Living Villages is a South China Morning Post project with the Home Affairs Department to identify villages where inhabitants have successfully take the initiative to make their community better: safer, more pleasant and more vibrant. The rule was the villagers must have done the work themselves: no improvements by government agencies or developers were considered.

More than 70 villages were proposed out of 700 villages in Hong Kong, and after exhaustive surveys the organizer whittled them to seven and featured the six runners-up over in six weeks time, and finally Peng Chau was reveal as the winning village. The organizer hope is that recognition for these villages will encourage others to improve their own surroundings. For further detail, please visit www.scmp.com.

The Euphorbia got new life

The Euphorbia was blow down by a storm in 2004, but what we had done was to cut down the branches, part of them we re-grew in the near by area and some of the branches were given to Peng Chau Residents so that they can grow in their own homes or gardens. We hope the Euphorbia happy about the arrangement.

New Tung Wan free of garbage

New Tung Wan outlook after the Government cleared most of the debris from the seabed.

GPCA Reversed The Negative Effects Of The Bak Wan Family Trail

construction.jpg With the Green Lantau Association, we related the unnecessary environmental destruction on Peng Chau's Northern coastal area to the government and mass media during the construction of the Bak Wan Family Trail. After many discussions, experts were hired by the Home Affairs Department to redesign the project. The complete trail will not be a "cement snake" as originally proposed, but a beautiful path that fits well with the green hill sides.

GPCA Monitors The Effect of Reclamation Project

We have discovered a significant quantity of dead corals on the northern coast of Tai Lei Island (a small island close to Peng Chau). After the Farming and Fishery Department's study, it was concluded that there had been coral reefs in that area. We believed that the reclamation project in Penny's Bay was the cause of the destruction of the reef. The government did not make an environmental impact assessment before the Disney project started. The dead corals led to a comprehensive study of corals in the waters off Hong Kong's northern coasts. The study contrasted the previous belief that corals were not found along the northern coasts. It also indicated that there were 35 types of coral living in Peng Chau's water.

GPCA monitors the effect of reclamation project The reclamation work on Penny's Bay is destroying the ocean ecology around Peng Chau through extreme sedimentation of nearby waters, not to mention the livelihood of fishing communities. We do not know whether the remaining corals can survive. We have complained many times to the government, but we have yet to receive any positive responses. Currently, we are currently monitoring the situation.

GPCA Helped To Reach The Agreement On Re-sanding The Tung Wan Beach

resanding the Tung Wan beach Working along with Green Lantau Association, we have requested the Island District Council to re-sand the Tung Wan Beach and reached agreement. The work of re-sanding the Tung Wan Beach started on June 2001. We expect to see the return of our beautiful beach.

Green Peng Chau started working with other Peng Chau resident associations in 2004 to urge the government to properly re-sand the Tung Wan Beach, which was destroyed by government construction along the waterfront.

GPCA helped to save the Giant Euphorbia

GPCA helped to save the Giant Euphorbia GPCA raised the concern over the possible felling of a gigantic Euphorbia on the North coast. The Euphorbia are listed as endangered species of plants in the world . With the help of the mass media, our effort brought this issue to the attention to the government. The giant Euphorbia was saved.

 

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