KFBG Blog: A Better World
A Day to “Bee” Aware
On World Bee Day today, let's bee” grateful for this humble food-producing animal which has been benefiting humanity, plants and the planet for centuries. By spreading pollen amongst flowers, b...
Coronavirus is the voice of the Earth
By Dr. Satish Kumar, Editor Emeritus, Resurgence & Ecologist What lessons can we learn from this crisis? The year 2020 will be remembered as the year of Covid-19. The year of social distancing, lo...
Earth Day Communique - 22nd April 2020
By Vandana Shiva Making Peace with the Earth The Covid-19 pandemic is a Planetary wakeup call from the Earth to humanity.It reminds us that we are one with the Earth, not separate from it, that we ar...
Value Beyond Measure
Oudomxay Province, Northern Laos The value of forests is a growing concern amongst scientists, conservationists and economists alike. The development of human society has occurred at the cost of wides...
KFBG and NGOs’ Joint Statement on the Designation of the Robin’s Nest Country Park
Environmental NGOs’ Joint Statement on the Designation of the Robin’s Nest Country Park In 2003, Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden (KFBG) conducted a biodiversity study in the eastern Frontier Clo...
The Secret CamboDIARY Vol. 1
By Michael HuiAssistant Project Officer of Kadoorie Conservation China of KFBG Temperature rose to over 40° Celsius, and I could not even find a nice dry corner of my shirt to wipe my steamy gla...
KFBG uses DNA forensics to identify endangered shark species
KFBG is concerned of illegal and unsustainable wildlife trade. We use DNA forensics to identify wildlife parts and products, such as shark fins sold in the retail market in Hong Kong. A study launche...
Pangolins are on the Brink of Extinction
\n Chinese pangolin (Manis pentadactyla)\n The IUCN Species Survival Commission (SSC) Pangolin Specialist Group, which is hosted by the Zoological Society of London (ZSL), warns that pangolins are no...
Bonobo – An Expedition Diary by Andrew McAulay (Part I)
Introduction: Bonobos are great apes whose DNA is more than 98% identical to that ofhumankind. They are only found in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and are highly endangered due to hunti...
Bonobo – An Expedition Diary by Andrew McAulay (Part II)
4. Claudine is Belgian, but has lived in DRC since she was 3 years old, when her father came to work as a vet for the colonial government. By her own admission, she lives a kind of double life: hands...