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...

Copycatgate: Russian designer of copied art offers free leopard cat images to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After a furor erupted over copied images of leopards that appeared inside Taiwanese trains, the Russian designer whose artwork had been allegedly plagiarized has created new le...

Leopard cat design on Taiwan trains criticized for resembling leopard

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A campaign to promote the importance of leopard cat protection in Taiwan by decorating the interior of trains turned out to be rather embarrassing, as the illustrations of...

Alien species alert for Northern Taiwan: Breeding season for Spot-legged tree frogs

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – With the breeding season of spot-legged tree frogs at its peak, people are encouraged to report sightings of the animal by phone or via a Facebook fan page. The spot-le...

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...

Photo of the Day: 'Letter' from Taiwan leopard cat

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As online speculation heats up over the potential arrival of cuddly pandas from Communist China at the Kaohsiung Zoo, the Leopard Cat Association of Taiwan released a photo yes...

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...

Bird carving exhibition in Taipei features artworks from Taiwan, Japan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The “Taiwan/Japan Bird Carving Crafts Exhibition” is taking place at the National Taiwan Craft Research and Development Institute's (NTCRI) Taipei Branch b...

The environmental cost of quenching the world's thirst

Despite all the blue on the world's map, only 2.5 percent of our water is fresh. And less than 1 percent is fit for human consumption. Around one in four people already live in regions where wat...

Presidential light show to feature Taiwan's biodiversity

Taipei, Sept. 23 (CNA) A wide range of animal species endemic to Taiwan, including the leopard cat, masked palm civet and common tree nymph, will be featured in a light show on the outer wall of the P...

Pink azaleas flower in Wulai, Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Azalea season is in full swing around Taiwan and some of the season’s loveliest blossoms are in Wulai. The pink azalea, also known as an Indian Azalea or Rhododen...