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China Eco Tales
Posted Date: Friday 6 December 2019
Nobody would raise an eyebrow if tyre manufacturers are hosting a conference to push for a sustainable and ethical rubber industry. After all, three thirds of global natural rubber are produced to make car, truck and plane tyres, and the manufacturers helped found the Global Platform for Sustainable Natural Rubber...
China Eco Tales
Posted Date: Thursday 28 November 2019
After tipping it down for a week before our arrival, the rainclouds had been very kind to me by taking a break. The constant deluge cooled the atmosphere but left the already rutted roads in a muddy mess – in some places the roads even collapsed or turned into a river. Sometimes we just abandoned the pick-up and hit the track.
China Eco Tales
Posted Date: Friday 15 November 2019
Asian hornbills often fly, feed and roost in flocks. In Thailand, researchers observed over 1,000 Wreathed Hornbill (Rhyticeros undulates) flying together to their roost site, while in Malaysia, scientists marvelled at a gathering of 2,421 Plain-pouched Hornbills (Rhyticeros subruficollis).
China Eco Tales
Posted Date: Thursday 14 November 2019
Although the Stripe-backed Weasel (Mustela strigidorsa) is listed as Endangered on the China Species Red List, we know very little about this small carnivore’s status across the country apart from a few historic records from Guangxi, Yunnan and Guizhou.
China Eco Tales
Posted Date: Wednesday 6 November 2019
On the first morning monitoring Hainan Gibbons at Hainan Island’s Bawangling National Nature Reserve, my team tracked the species’ biggest family unit, Group C, in hopes of catching a glimpse of its 10 members by following the direction of their haunting, full-throated songs as they echo through the jungle.