Wild duck season arrives in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Wild duck season will kick off at Huajiang Wild Duck Nature Park in Taipei on Saturday (Dec. 7), allowing visitors to learn more about the city’s wetland ecology and...

Taiwan-US study offers breakthrough on bird flight

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A joint Taiwan-U.S. study on the secret behind bird flight has been published in the latest issue of the scientific journal "Cell" and features the endemic Taiwa...

Over 13,000 chickens culled in Taiwan's Yunlin

Over 13,000 chickens raised on a farm in Yunlin County were culled Sunday after a case of highly pathogenic avian influenza was confirmed a day earlier. About 13,220 eight-month old chickens at the...

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___ China presses Washington for tariff cut in trade deal BEIJING (AP) — China is pressing Washington to roll back punitive tariffs in an interim trade deal. A gove...

Taoyuan slaughterhouse hit by avian flu, 1,453 chickens destroyed

A total of 1,453 frozen chickens from a slaughterhouse in Taoyuan have been destroyed after they were confirmed to be infected with the highly pathogenic H5 avian influenza virus, the city's Anima...

Better protection sought for Thailand's helmeted hornbill

BANGKOK (AP) — Time is running out for Thailand's dwindling population of helmeted hornbills thanks to poaching of the exotic birds for the ivory-like casques atop their big red and yellow beaks. ...

3,000 ducks in Kaohsiung culled due to bird flu infection

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — More than 3,000 mule, or sterile, ducks have been culled due to a H5N5 subtype infection of the highly pathogenic avian influenza, which is the first reported case in Taiw...

Over 5,000 ducks in S Taiwan culled due to bird flu

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A farm in southern Taiwan had to cull 5,119 ducks after a sample tested positive for the H5N2 strain of avian influenza. Liberty Times reported Monday (Sept. 9) the out...

Taiwan confirms new cases of avian flu on 3 farms

More than 7,500 birds were culled after new cases of avian influenza were confirmed on three poultry farms in Yunlin County, the Bureau of Animal and Plant Health Inspection and Quarantine (BAPHIQ) sa...

Another Taiwan poultry farm infected with avian flu, 28,000 chickens culled

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On Saturday (June 22), Taiwan’s Bureau of Animal and Plant Health Inspection and Quarantine (農委會防檢局) announced that a poultry farm in Changhua County’s Fangyua...

'Avian incident' causes fire at California solar farm

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (AP) — An energy company says a so-called "avian incident" is responsible for a fire that cut 84% of the overall generating capacity at one of the largest solar farms in Califo...

Three Taiwan counties report discovery of crop-destroying fall armyworms

Taipei (CNA) - In the wake of reports from Miaoli Monday, Yilan and Chiayi became the second and third counties in Taiwan to confirm the discovery of crop-destroying fall armyworms, the Council of Agr...

More than 15,000 chickens in Taiwan culled due to H5N2 infection

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A total of 16,728 Taiwan native chickens at a farm in Taiwan’s southwestern county of Yulin were culled on Sunday (Feb. 24) after some of the chicken were confirmed as ha...

Bird flu outbreak confirmed in western Taiwan, 32,500 chickens culled

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- An outbreak of the avian influenza virus (bird flu) has been reported in a farm in western Taiwan's Changhua County, with more than 340 chickens found dead from the disease...

All passengers from Vietnam entering Taiwan to be checked for pork products

TAIPEI (CNA) -- Taiwan has begun checking all passengers arriving in the country from Vietnam for possession of pork products after a pork sandwich brought into Taiwan by a traveler from Ho Chi Minh C...