In 2020 we published the ‘Checklist of Selected Fauna at Kadoorie Farm & Botanic Garden – 2020’, which is a revision of our first edition of the checklist published in 2005. The publication is intended to be a resource for the public and researchers. The current checklist covers 10 animal taxon groups and lists species recorded from the Private Nature Reserve and protected areas at KFBG. There have been additions to the records of species previously recorded in the 2005 publication including further species that are considered rare in Hong Kong. The new edition also contains several taxonomic updates and corrections. The checklist of ants, spiders and freshwater crustaceans are new additions. Meanwhile, we have removed the long list of 1,180 species of moths from the revised KFBG Checklist and provided a separate appendix that can also be viewed on the website. The moths require a systematic review since the taxonomy of many species is being updated and we will work with local experts to try and keep abreast of future changes.
At the time of revision, the checklist for Fauna species recorded at KFBG included 27 Mammals, 182 Birds, 18 Amphibians, 44 Reptiles, 4 Fish, 3 Freshwater Crustaceans, 174 Butterflies, 162 Rove Beetles, 77 Ants and 21 Spiders. In future editions we will strive to include further groups particularly among the insects and will encourage local researchers and experts to assist with the inclusion of further species that are resident and protected within the Private Nature Reserve and protected areas at KFBG.