KFBG Blog

Plants & Us
Posted Date: Thursday 8 November 2018
When the season of autumn arrives, Osmanthus tree leaves remain green and its small sweet-scented blossoms fills the air with their refreshing fragrance. Do you know what does it represent in the traditional Chinese culture?
KFBG Diary
Posted Date: Thursday 8 November 2018
Back in 2005, a KFBG staff from the Flora Conservation Department discovered and described a new species of plant found in a biodiversity survey. This species, Begonia honkongensis, is endemic to Kau Keng Shan, Tuen Mun.
KFBG Diary
Posted Date: Tuesday 4 September 2018
A milestone in our endeavour to restore the montane forest in KFBG’s upper area was achieved – Hong Kong rare species Cyclobalanopsis hui flowering for the first time
China Eco Tales
Posted Date: Monday 3 September 2018
The tiny Kinmen Island of Taiwan is a must-go for people concerned about China’s otters. Kinmen Island sits directly opposite Fujian’s Xiamen of China, and supports the most stable and highest population density of Eurasia Otter along the East Asian coastline. This July, I was invited by Taipei Zoo to attend the 2018 International Conference on Eurasian Otter Conservation and Re-introduction.
China Eco Tales
Posted Date: Thursday 2 August 2018
Hainan Gibbon is endemic to Hainan Island of China, and lives in extensive, intact lowland rainforest. Because of habitat loss, it is now only found in a patch of primary rainforest in Bawangling National Nature Reserve. They are strictly arboreal and have never been seen on the ground.