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Brazil court deals blow to massive Amazon gold mine project

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A Brazilian federal court on Monday upheld the suspension of an environmental license for what would be the largest open-pit gold mine in the nation's Amazon rainforest, dealing ...

People warned to keep away from Taiwan pit vipers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — People going mountaineering in central Taiwan are urged to avoid Taiwan pit vipers, as there is currently no antivenom for this type of snake. Pit viper sightings have ...

Rescued leopard cat cub nearly adopted as pet in central Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A person surnamed Wu (吳) in Nantou City that rescued a “kitten” from drowning found out the animal is actually a leopard cat cub just before adopting it, UDN r...

Taipei Zoo to livestream leopard cats leaving for survival training

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A pair of leopard cats born at the Taipei Zoo will embark on a journey to learn the skills required for life in their natural habitat, and the event will be livestreamed o...

First rescued Taiwanese black bear cub reintroduced into wild

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Formosan black bear cub rescued two years ago has been declared capable of living on its own in its natural habitat, the first such case in Taiwan. Mulas, a female Ta...

Biologists defy Cyprus' ethnic cleave to protect environment

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — There’s something regal in the sprightly step and curious gaze of the long-horn sheep that roam the hills near Varisia, an abandoned village inside a U.N. buffer zone that cuts ...

Taiwan funds civilian patrols to protect endangered leopard cats

The Council of Agriculture (COA) on Friday shared the results of a pilot program in central Taiwan's Nantou County, in which local residents can receive government grants to form patrols to help p...

Taiwan releases first national bird report

The Taiwanese government, academia, and civic groups came together to release the country's first national bird report Tuesday (Dec. 22), detailing population status, trends, and conservation work...

Professor discovers new Taiwan species lobster

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A professor at the National University of Tainan (NUTN) has discovered a species of lobster never before cataloged in Taiwan that has a brilliant red-and-white exterior. ...

Formosan black bear freed from trap in Taiwan orchard

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Formosan black bear that walked into a trap set up to catch wild boar and monkeys was freed after intervention by veterinarians, reports said Thursday (Oct. 1). A far...

Taiwan biodiversity database now second-largest in Asia: COA

A Taiwanese biodiversity database has compiled records of nearly 10 million wildlife sightings, making it the second-largest in Asia, with the vast majority of data coming from volunteers, according t...

Revised edition of Taiwan's leopard cat-themed train to start running

The popular district train liveried in the theme of Taiwan's only surviving wild cat -- the leopard cat -- will make a revised appearance, with the updated edition of the train set to make its mai...

Taiwanese public urged to avoid contact with bats

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — People in Taiwan are urged to avoid contact with bats to reduce the chance of contracting viruses as the world grapples with the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak some...

Iconic Taiwan T-shirt featured in American fashion magazine

A T-shirt designed by a group of Taiwanese expatriates in the United States to highlight Taiwan's food culture and wildlife was featured in a recent issue of the online American fashion magazine N...

2 leopard cat kittens found in W. Taiwan gutter

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A man rescued two Taiwanese leopard cat kittens found trapped in a gutter by the side of a road in western Taiwan's Miaoli County on Monday (Sept. 23). While walkin...