KFBG Blog
Our trees are under attack! But could these hungry marauders actually be helping our forest along?
Plants & Us
An army of slug moth caterpillars was spotted on one of our Cyclobalanopsis edithiae trees at our forest restoration site this summer. This was both a blessing and a curse. The return of insects is a...
What’s on a Brown Wood Owl’s menu?
Animal Stories
Brown Wood Owls (Strix leptogrammica) are native to Hong Kong and interestingly are believed to have arrived in the territory only in the last 15 years probably as a result of a natural range expansi...
Pond Heron Survives Glue-trap
Animal Stories
Not only are we finding small-sized birds caught in glue traps, but even medium-sized birds like this Chinese Pond Heron (Ardeola bacchus) can get trapped by these cruel devices. This adult bird w...
Frightened to death?
Animal Stories
The Northern Red Muntjac (Muntiacus vaginalis) sometimes known as the Barking Deer is the only native deer species that is found in Hong Kong. It is also a mammal species we often receive at the Wild...
A day in life as a wildlife ranger in Cambodia
China Eco Tales
As part of the famed, expansive Eastern Plains Landscape in Cambodia, the project site of the Kadoorie Conservation China Department (KCC) is home to a vast array of endangered wildlife from Banteng,...
Interview with KFBG Botanical Artist-in-Residence, Mark Isaac-Williams
Plants & Us
The practice of botanical illustration has been around for centuries. Some of the first documented botanical discoveries date back to the 15th to 18th centuries, when explorers and scientists went o...
This is a story about a lizard without legs
Animal Stories
KFBG rescues many native wild animals, from the commonly seen Spotted Dove to the rarely seen King Cobra. On 6 March 2020, we received this interesting looking legless reptile through our Wild Snake ...
The journey from rescue to release: What happens when an injured bird is received by the KFBG rescue team staff?
Animal Stories
Summer is upon us and we are now in the busiest season for the Wild Animal Rescue Centre (WARC). Let's take a look at the role of the WARC as it applies to the rescue and rehabilitation of wild bird...
A Sneak Peek at Our Seed Handling Process
Plants & Us
On a cool, sunny day, our team ventured onto Lantau Island, the largest island of Hong Kong, to collect seeds of native plants for conservation. The route planned for the day stretched across two str...
Wild Cambodia Diaries 5
China Eco Tales
Cambodia is home to 250 species of reptiles and amphibians, but these spectacular cold-blooded animals receive little research and conservation attention (Bezuijen et al., 2009). Most scientific effo...