KFBG Blog: KFBG Diary
Caught on camera: wild animals enjoying our crops and mitigation measures to limit damage
Carrying out organic agriculture adjacent to a private nature reserve has its inherent pressures. One being the challenge of trying to live in harmony with wild animals attracted by the concentrated ...
Pitfalls along the Path to Forest Recovery
In 2012, Kadoorie Farm & Botanic Garden set out to recreate natural forest across a swathe of secondary grassland on its uppermost slopes. The aspiration to do so came from recognition of the fac...
KFBG fills in missing data on over 590 animal species
For Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden (KFBG), animal rescue and conservation is data driven. It involves recording data of every received animal, sharing appropriate data with institutions worldwide, ...
Another KFBG Milestone: Wild Animal Rescue Centre has received its 50,000th animal
Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden (KFBG) Wild Animal Rescue Centre (Rescue Centre) has received the 50,000th animal since its establishment in 1994. This marks an important milestone and also coincide...
Leaf Flush – In Anticipation of Surging Spring Growth
A flush of green and burgundy bursts across our forest restoration site upon the arrival of spring. The array of colours, shapes and textures speaks for the diversity of 250 native tree species. This...
Flowers that resemble butterflies - The masterful mimicry of Viburnum hanceanum
Mimicry is perhaps one of the most intriguing aspects of wildlife adaptation/ecology. Whilst some examples are obvious, others are more obscure. We often come across stories of remarkable mimicry amo...
The successful propagation of an endemic species – Begonia hongkongensis is in bloom
Back in 2005, 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 S...
Forest restoration milestone - Hong Kong rare oak species flowering for the first time
Hu's oak (Cyclobalanosis hui) - an extremely rare native oak species, is showing a rebound at our tree planting site. There are approximately 20 known mature trees in only one specific location in Ho...
Floating islands help to increase habitat diversity at KFBG
Since the 1950s, KFBG has been reliant on the natural stream water which flows down our hillside (only the Sun Garden Café is linked to Government water). We collect stream water at several re...
Another KFBG Milestone: The Wild Animal Rescue Centre has rescued its 10,000th snake
In 1999, KFBG commenced a snake rescue project in partnership with the HKSAR Police and Agriculture, Fisheries & Conservation Department (AFCD). This ongoing project helps to mitigate human-snake ...