KFBG Blog: China Eco Tales
After the typhoon: Bridging ravaged forest for the critically endangered Hainan Gibbon
The newest family of the critically endangered Hainan Gibbons has just welcomed their first child, increasing the population of the world's rarest primate from 13 (two family groups) in 2003 to 33 (f...
A day in life as a wildlife ranger in Cambodia
As part of the famed, expansive Eastern Plains Landscape in Cambodia, the project site of the Kadoorie Conservation China Department (KCC) is home to a vast array of endangered wildlife from Banteng,...
Wild Cambodia Diaries 5
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 effo...
How to feed a booming population sustainably?
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. The Kado...
Weaver Birds – Nature’s Top Architects
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 a...
Wild Cambodia Diaries 4
Butterflies While there is no lack of scientific papers and checklists of birds and mammals of Cambodia, the same can't be said for butterflies. Gathering information about these delicate invertebrate...
Why Yunnan’s Lahu people hunts the Tiger but saves the Gaur?
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 thro...
Meet The Gaur – A Giant Wild Cattle and The Animal Kingdom’s Champion Bodybuilder
The new conservation project of the Kadoorie Conservation China Department aims to protect the Gaur (Bos gaurus) in Xishuangbanna in Yunnan. In a series of articles, we will introduce this magnificen...
Wild Cambodia Diaries 3
In the blink of an eye, our conservation project in Kratie province in north-eastern Cambodia has entered its fourth year.The 13,000-hectare and wildlife-rich plot of land has never failed to surpris...
Stretching the conversation about sustainable natural rubber
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 ma...