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KFBG Blog: KFBG Diary

KFBG Diary
Posted Date: Tuesday 20 August 2019
In 2012, Kadoorie Farm & Botanic Garden set out to recreate natural forest across a swathe of secondary grassland on its uppermost slopes. The aspiration to do so came from recognition of the fact that Hong Kong’s original forests, now mostly disturbed, highly fragmented and confined to remote pockets, support phenomenal levels of biodiversity. Turning this aspiration into reality has meant adopting a scientific approach to understand how plant and animal species naturally interact to build complex ecosystems.
KFBG Diary
Posted Date: Wednesday 17 July 2019
For Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden (KFBG), animal rescue and conservation is data driven. It involves recording data of every received animal, sharing appropriate data with institutions worldwide, helping researchers monitor species, conservationists assess populations, and advocate for threatened, endangered, and vulnerable species.
KFBG Diary
Posted Date: Monday 3 June 2019
Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden (KFBG) Wild Animal Rescue Centre (Rescue Centre) has received the 50,000th animal since its establishment in 1994. This marks an important milestone and also coincides with the 25th anniversary of the Rescue Centre.
KFBG Diary
Posted Date: Thursday 4 April 2019
A flush of green and burgundy bursts across our forest restoration site upon the arrival of spring. The array of colours, shapes and textures speaks for the diversity of 250 native tree species. This flood of young foliage makes us hopeful and excited for a surge in growth, foretelling the success of forest recovery on our upper hillside.
KFBG Diary
Posted Date: Wednesday 27 March 2019
Mimicry is perhaps one of the most intriguing aspects of wildlife adaptation/ecology. Whilst some examples are obvious, others are more obscure. We often come across stories of remarkable mimicry among creatures such as bugs and moths, which use mimicry to hide their true identity and help them hunt or avoiding being eaten. Whilst many animals have evolved to use mimicry, it also plays a role in some plants. This may explain the striking appearance of some flowers.