KFBG Blog: China Eco Tales
Otters’ identity revealed in their stools
Individual identification is a very powerful but challenging approach in zoological research. Characteristics such as the noseprint in dogs, footprint of giant pandas, face of monkeys, markings on le...
Behind the Scenes: Updating the Checklist of the Birds of Hainan Island
As one of the authors of the 2021 paper An Annotated Checklist of the Birds of Hainan Island, China”, I certainly did not make the greatest contribution, but I surely learnt a great deal along...
New frog species discovered in Vietnam
KFBG recently worked with Vietnamese and Russian scientists to describe a new species named the Black-eyed Paddy Frog (Micryletta melanops), which is found in Langbian Plateau in southern Vietnam. T...
In Search of the Hainan Gibbon: The First Population Census
The Hainan Gibbon the world's rarest primate is the focus of KFBG's Conservation China Department's very first and also longest-running conservation project. Here we have found some archival photos...
Self-imposed lockdown in the animal world: A glimpse into the life of a family of breeding hornbills
China is home to five hornbill species: Great Hornbill, Rufous-necked Hornbill, Wreathed Hornbill, Oriental Pied Hornbill, and Austen's Brown Hornbill. They are restricted to tropical forests of sout...
Mount Gaoligongshan through the lens of camera traps
Mount Gaoligongshan in western Yunnan extends from the Tibetan Plateau to Indochina, forming the watershed of the Irrawaddy and the Salween Rivers. Positioned at the crossroads of the Palearctic and ...
A clouded future: The secretive clouded leopard is pushed to the brink by deforestation
Although leopards (Panthera pardus) are known to hoist their kill into trees to avoid the prying eyes of hyenas and lions, their arboreal skills are nothing when compared to clouded leopards (Neof...
After the typhoon: Bridging ravaged forest for the critically endangered Hainan Gibbon
The newest family of the critically endangered Hainan Gibbons has just welcomed their first child, increasing the population of the world's rarest primate from 13 (two family groups) in 2003 to 33 (f...
A day in life as a wildlife ranger in Cambodia
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,...
Wild Cambodia Diaries 5
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...