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...

Crew with seeds, corals restore environment in Puerto Rico

FAJARDO, Puerto Rico (AP) — As crews re-string electric lines and clear debris from Hurricane Maria, a small group of Puerto Rican and international conservationists is working on rebuilding natural w...

Taiwan Roadkill Network promotes public participation to expand data collection

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A survey administered by the Taiwan Roadkill Observation Network over a five-year period revealed that around five million animals become roadkill each year, reported UDN....

Rare glowing viper sharks caught in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Off the coast of of Taiwan's Taitung County, scientists captured a rare species of shark, which was later identified as the seldom seen viper shark (Trigonognathus kabeyai)...

Taipower's Wanda generating station becomes eco-education site

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--The Wanda hydro-electric generating station, completed by the Japanese just before the outbreak of WWII is now an environmental education center. In 2012 Taipower began an ove...

Photo of the Day: Taiwan blue magpie flying in the sky

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A Taiwan blue magpie is spotted fluttering its wings in the sky. To celebrate Earth day, the Ministry of Culture (MOC) posted several photos of species in Taiwan on its of...

Mountain clean-up launched to discourage foraging black bears

Some 700 kilograms of trash and kitchen waste was removed last week from an area near the Siangyang Cabin on the Jiaming Lake trail in Taitung County, one of the main habitats of the Formosan black be...

US Navy sued over live-fire training plan in Pacific

HONOLULU (AP) -- Community members and an environmental group on Wednesday sued the U.S. Navy, the Department of Defense and the secretary of defense over a plan to turn two Pacific islands into live-...