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Taiwanese man could face years of incarceration for catching ‘national treasure fish’

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A man is in legal trouble and could face a maximum penalty of five years in prison after he was caught catching two Formosan landlocked salmon, an endangered species often...

Skeletal remains of solo hiker found in central Taiwan after 7 months

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The skeletal remains of a man who embarked on a solo hiking trip up Daxueshan (大雪山) in central Taiwan last September were found in April, the Taichung City Fire Bureau tol...

Forest road to Mt. Dabajian Trail in central Taiwan to tentatively open to bicycles

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The east line of the Dalu Forest Road, which leads to a trailhead of a popular trail for hiking to the base of Mt. Dabajian, will be tentatively open to bicycles for one y...

Taiwan's Xueshan sees most snow in 5 years

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Xueshan on Tuesday (Feb. 22) recorded its largest snowfall in five years and could soon break the 10-year record. The first cold snap of the winter, which arrived over ...

81 cm of snow reported on Taiwan's Xueshan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — More than 80 centimeters of snow has covered a cirque near the summit of Xueshan in central Taiwan and snowfall is still occurring in high-elevation areas of Shei-Pa Nati...

Snow falls on Taiwan's Xueshan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Snow fell today (Nov. 10) on Xueshan, marking the earliest snow seen in Taiwan in recent years. Cold temperatures brought by a northeast monsoon combined with abundant ...

Animals have Taiwan’s Shei-Pa National Park all to themselves during pandemic

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s wild animals have been beneficiaries of the COVID-19 pandemic, as they can now roam comfortably in Shei-Pa National Park free of human interference. Sinc...

50 cm of snow accumulates on Taiwan’s Snow Mountain

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — 50 centimeters of snow has accumulated on the cirque just below the summit of Snow Mountain, forcing most hiking teams to retreat to the 369 mountain hut for safety. Th...

Snow falls on 6 mountains in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As a cold wave blasts Taiwan, snow fell today (Jan. 8) on at least six mountains in northern, northeastern, and central Taiwan, including Yangmingshan, Taipingshan, Hehuan...

Snow falls on Taiwan’s 2nd highest mountain

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Snow Mountain, the second-highest mountain in Taiwan, saw a light dusting of snow during the winter solstice on Monday (Dec. 21). Mountain guide Chuan Chiang-ching (全蔣清...

Taiwan Central Bank to issue South Penghu Marine National Park coins

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Bank on Nov. 12 will issue a set of coins to promote South Penghu Marine National Park in the south of the Penghu archipelago. Central bank Issuanc...

Applications for one-day hiking trips to Taiwan’s 2nd highest mountain quadruple

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The number of applications for one-day hiking trips to mountains in Shei-Pa National Park has increased exponentially from January to June this year compared to the same p...

Taiwan salmon population hits record high

The population of Taiwan's critically endangered Formosan landlocked salmon has surpassed 10,000 for the first time on record, according to survey results released Wednesday by Shei-Pa National Pa...

First snow of 2020 falls on Taiwan's mountains

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As a cold continental air mass blasts into Taiwan, snow has been spotted falling on Taiwan's Xueshan and Hehuanshan this morning (Jan. 13), with the latter already see...

Snow falls on Taiwan's Xueshan, 1st of winter

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Snow fell today (Dec. 6) on Taiwan's Xueshan, the first snow seen in the country this winter. Due to a combination of a northeast monsoon and southern cloud system,...