Migration of grey-faced buzzards through Taiwan biggest in decades

The number of grey-faced buzzards migrating through southern Taiwan has reached a 31-year high this year, mainly because of favorable weather conditions, the Wild Bird Society of Pingtung (WBSPT) said...

Top 10 favorite scenic tourist spots in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The results of a survey of foreign visitors recently released by the Tourism Bureau of the Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC) has revealed the 10 most-vi...

Taiwan dive firm says swimmers wearing sunscreen ‘not welcome’ in Kenting

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwanese company providing diving services has pleaded with people not to put on sunblock with certain chemicals when swimming around Kenting (墾丁), the southernmost tou...

Four new crab species discovered along S. Taiwan river

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese researcher Li Jheng-jhang (李政璋), a doctoral candidate at National Sun Yat-sen University, has discovered four new terrestrial crab species along a river in Taiwa...

Typhoon saved S. Taiwan's coral reefs from bleaching: Researcher

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A French researcher at Academia Sinica has shared the results of five years of research conducted in southern Taiwan, demonstrating a connection between extreme weather an...

Taiwan’s southernmost county spotlights 8 Instagrammable spots

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwanese municipality known for its scenic mountains and beaches has released a video promoting eight spots that it touts as "Instagrammable." Pingtung Cou...

Tourism breathes new life into S. Taiwan's Kenting, passes 4 million mark

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The number of visitors to the Hengchun Peninsula, which includes Kenting, broke the four-million mark in 2019, Liberty Times reported. Kenting National Park Headquarter...

Rare western marsh harrier sighted in S. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Birdwatchers near the resort town of Kenting have spotted a western marsh harrier, a bird of prey never officially seen in Taiwan before, reports said Saturday (Nov. 9). ...

Indian influencers praise Taiwan's freedom

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Popular travel blogger and influencer Aakash Malhotra and his girlfriend Aparajita Misra became the fourth group to participate in the "Spend a Night @ Taiwan's P...

Migratory bird species over Taiwan Pingtung hit record highs

A migratory bird count commissioned by Kenting National Park Headquarters has recorded 31-year highs in the number of both Chinese sparrowhawks and grey-faced buzzards. Unofficial results from the ...

Migratory birds over S. Taiwan hit record high in 31 years

More than 250,000 Chinese sparrowhawks have been observed migrating south over the Hengchun Peninsula in Pingtung County this season, the most since records on the birds' movements were first kept...

An end in sight for Taiwan’s third nuclear power plant

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A forum about Taiwan’s third nuclear power plant on Tuesday (Sept. 24) highlighted issues surrounding its decommissioning by 2025, according to a United Daily News r...

Lifeguard whacks foreigner with metal rod for flipping him off on S. Taiwan beach

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A lifeguard attacked a foreign tourist on a beach in Kenting after he failed to heed his warnings and made an obscene gesture with his middle finger on Saturday (Aug. 3). Ke...

Two Taiwan elementary schools improve each other

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Guangrong (光榮) and Kenting (墾丁) elementary schools have learned from and improved each other in the four areas of “leisure and sports, biological education, tourism indus...

Taiwan's 'crab protection' documentary wins U.S. film award

Taipei, July 15 (CNA) A documentary about how people help land crabs migrate from inland areas to the shore to spawn in southern Taiwan has won two awards at the Best Shorts Competition in the United ...