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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...

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 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’s Shei-Pa National Park snow season policy extended to the end of April due to unmelted snow

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--Taiwan’s Shei-Pa National Park Headquarters (雪霸國家公園) said Tuesday that even though it’s spring time and the temperatures are rising, many places in the national park ...