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Photographer condemned for breathing fire atop Taiwan mountain

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A photographer flaunting photos of himself breathing fire atop Taichung’s Yuanzui Shan on Instagram has triggered a backlash in a Facebook hikers’ group, and n...

Taiwan Forestry Bureau demands record NT$228 million in compensation for forest fire

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Five people, including a former senior employee of the National Communications Commission (NCC), should pay a record NT$228.59 million (US$8.17 million) to compensate for ...

Vietnamese man leads police on wild car chase, hides in central Taiwan forest

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An undocumented Vietnamese migrant worker drove his car violently to evade police and hid out in the mountains while treating himself for a bullet wound, before finally be...

Taiwan Forestry Bureau publishes COVID-19 prevention checklist for hikers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As COVID-19 prevention restrictions begin to lift around Taiwan, the Forestry Bureau has designed a checklist for hikers planning to get back to nature. The Forestry Bu...

Taiwan’s Jiaming Lake filled with water for first time in 2 years

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Days of rainfall have finally filled up Jiaming Lake, which reopened to visitors on Tuesday (Aug. 10). Taitung Forest District Office employee Ni Chih-tang (倪智堂) was pl...

Taiwan’s national forest recreation areas reopen at 80% capacity

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — National forest recreation areas across Taiwan reopened at 80% capacity on Tuesday (Aug. 10), the Forestry Bureau said in a statement on Monday. The Taiping Villa, Syue...

Sparse crowds seen on 1st day of eased restrictions in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The first day of loosened restrictions on Tuesday (July 13) saw few takers across Taiwan, with many still erring on the side of caution. On July 8, Health Minister and ...

Taiwan reopens multiple forest recreation areas, hiking trails

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Forestry Bureau announced on Tuesday (July 13) the reopening of 14 national recreation areas, 91 nature trails, 53 forest roads, three flat-area forest parks, and four...

Wildlife reclaiming outdoors amid COVID curbs in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Wildlife in Taiwan has seldom found life so pleasant, without human intrusions, amid the COVID-19 restrictions that have lasted almost two months. National parks across...

Taiwan’s forestry authority vows to punish illegal camping

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Hsinchu Forest District Office on Wednesday (July 7) vowed to step up patrols and give more fines to people who intrude into forest areas during the Level 3 alert, CNA...

Taiwan to review import of 18 giraffes

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following complaints that the importation of 18 giraffes might violate international law, the Forestry Bureau will review the case, reports said Wednesday (July 7). Tai...

Mountain villa in Taiwan’s Yilan fully booked for weekends, holidays in July and August

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Loudong Forest District Office said on Tuesday (June 22) that the Taipingshan National Forest Recreation Area’s reservation system has shown that Taipingshan Vil...

Taiwan’s Taroko and Yushan national parks to close hiking trails amid COVID spike

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Taroko National Park Headquarters on Monday (May 24) announced the closure of several hiking trails in an attempt to discourage the public from going out am...

Taiwan forest recreation areas, related facilities to close from May 18–28

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Forestry Bureau on Monday (May 17) announced in a press release the closure of all national forest recreation areas and related facilities under its managem...

China: Siberian tiger caught after attacking villager

A rare tiger was caught after pouncing on a farmer and attacking a car in northeast China, near the remote border with Russia, state broadcaster CGTN reported on Monday. The juvenile tiger then ran of...