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China Eco Tales
Posted Date: Friday 5 June 2020
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 efforts concentrated in the Cardamom Mountains to the west and the highlands to the north. In the recent years, more new species have been discovered in other parts of the country (Murdoch et al., 2019; Poyarkov et al., 2019).
China Eco Tales
Posted Date: Sunday 17 May 2020
Rice has a constant presence on Chinese dinner tables. As our population expands and arable land decreases, we need to grow more with less land to meet our demand for this best-loved staple.
China Eco Tales
Posted Date: Tuesday 12 May 2020
The weaver bird family (Ploceidae) is widely recognized as one of nature’s top architects for its 118 species’ talent in creating intricately woven nests. Their masterpieces of a home are a rival to any human feat of engineering and a source of inspiration for treehouse and hanging chair designers alike. Recently, the Baya Weaver’s handiwork sparked the creativity of engineers at the De Montfort University Leicester in the UK. With the help of 3D printing and lattice architecture technology, the team weaved strips of plastic waste to make bricks that are proven to provide 10 times better insulation than traditional clay bricks, thus reducing electricity and carbon footprint.
China Eco Tales
Posted Date: Friday 20 March 2020
While there is no lack of scientific papers and checklists of birds and mammals of Cambodia, the same can’t be said for butterflies...When we put together these bits and pieces of information, we only drew up a narrow list of less than 400 butterflies – far fewer than the neighbouring countries.
China Eco Tales
Posted Date: Friday 21 February 2020
The Kadoorie Conservation China Department started a new conservation project to protect the Gaur (Bos gaurus) in Xishuangbanna, southern Yunnan. Last time, we introduced this magnificent animal through 10 fun facts. This time round, we will talk about its relationship with the local people...