Snorkeler busted for stomping on endangered sea turtle in S. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A snorkeler was arrested on Monday (June 10) for stomping on an endangered green sea turtle on an island in the far south of Taiwan, announced the Southern Branch of the Coast ...

Thai tycoon gets additional year in prison in poaching case

BANGKOK (AP) — A Thai construction tycoon has been sentenced to an additional one year in prison for bribing a park ranger in relation to a high-profile case of poaching endangered animals in a wildli...

Bill to protect Taiwan's leopard cats nixed by Miaoli County Council

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwanese conservationists are furious after the Miaoli County Council rejected a bill to protect the endangered leopard cat (石虎) by a vote of 9 to 25, reported Up Media. In...

4 ways to be a good traveler in the age of overtourism

In Paris, the Louvre Museum closed for a day this week because workers said the crowds were too big to handle. In the Himalayas, climbers at Mount Everest are concerned that the peak has gotten too cr...

Taiwan Minister of Interior apologizes for jeopardizing black bear​​'s safety

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Minister of the Interior, Hsu Kuo-yung (徐國勇), apologized in a Facebook post Thursday evening (May 2) for the Ministry's wrongdoing related to the release of a Formosan...

Taiwan to release young Formosan black bear into wild

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A young Formosan black bear will soon be released into the wild, almost a year after it was found separated from its mother near a waterfall in Hualien County, reports sai...

Taiwan leopard cat kitten mauled to death by dogs

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A leopard cat kitten weighing less than a kilogram found dead at the side of a road in Central Taiwan's Nantou County earlier this year was not killed by a car as previousl...

Miaoli County Councilor says 'too many Leopard cats' cause highway deaths

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In the wake of two leopard cats (石虎) being killed on Taiwan's roads within 10 days in January, video footage yesterday surfaced of Miaoli County Councilor Han Mao-hsien (韓茂...

Taiwanese scholars reluctant to declare Formosan clouded leopard extinct

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The latest reported sightings of the Formosan clouded leopard are adding to the reluctance by scholars and indigenous tribes to remove the animal from the endangered species li...

Sightings of thought-to-be-extinct Taiwanese leopard need verifying, say officials

TAIPEI (CNA) -- Authorities are working to verify claims that the Formosan clouded leopard, a species native to Taiwan and thought to be extinct, was sighted in the wild in Taitung County, the Taitung...

'Extinct' Formosan clouded leopard spotted in E. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A leopard thought to be extinct, the Formosan clouded leopard (Neofelis nebulosa brachyura), has been spotted by several witnesses in the wilderness of southeast Taiwan, report...

South African activists try to protect endangered pangolins

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — As World Pangolin Day is marked around the globe, Saturday, some conservationists in South Africa are working to protect the endangered animals, including caring for a few that hav...

Chelsea Clinton announces pregnancy

NEW YORK (AP) — Chelsea Clinton has announced her family is expanding. The 38-year-old former first daughter tweeted Tuesday that she and her husband Marc are expecting another child...

Endangered sea turtle rescued from shore in wake of Indonesian tsunami

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A rescue team was surprised to discover a rare sea turtle among the marine debris mottling shores after the disastrous tsunami that hit Indonesia on Dec. 22. AFP report...

Rome zoo opens new area for African penguins

ROME (AP) — A new area for penguins opened at Rome's Bioparco zoo on Thursday. The 18 African penguins arrived in the Italian capital from zoos in Turin, northern Italy, and Bristol,...