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.
Plants & Us
Posted Date: Friday 1 November 2019
As we approach Autumn, the temperature mellows and the humidity drops, leaves change colour and trees begin to fruit. Autumn may be brief in Hong Kong, but it is just long enough to work its charm in all sorts of ways. It is a time of plentiful natural harvest, as celebrated by the Autumn festival throughout China. For our botanists in the Flora Conservation Department, the season is greeted with a burst of activity to collect seeds for our various plant conservation and ecological restoration programmes.
Animal Stories
Posted Date: Tuesday 29 October 2019
Every year 1st September is a special day as it is the International Primate day which reminds us to speak up for all primates. On that day in 2019, a young Rhesus Macaque (Macaca mulatta) was found injured in Shatin by a member of the public. The monkey was rescued by SPCA Inspectors and delivered to the KFBG Wild Animal Rescue Centre for health assessment, treatment and care.