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Skeletal remains of solo hiker found in central Taiwan after 7 months

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The skeletal remains of a man who embarked on a solo hiking trip up Daxueshan (大雪山) in central Taiwan last September were found in April, the Taichung City Fire Bureau tol...

Forest road to Mt. Dabajian Trail in central Taiwan to tentatively open to bicycles

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The east line of the Dalu Forest Road, which leads to a trailhead of a popular trail for hiking to the base of Mt. Dabajian, will be tentatively open to bicycles for one y...

New Taipei woman falls to her death during solo mountain climbing trip

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A woman was found dead Wednesday (March 23) after going missing during a solo mountain climbing trip in Nantou County. The 38-year-old New Taipei City woman, surnamed L...

Man pleads guilty to taking 2 baby bears from their den

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A Northern California man who admitted to taking two bear cubs from their den and notified officials after he was unable to care for them pleaded guilty to possession of a pr...

Forestry Bureau gives LNY travel tips on national forests in central Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Forestry Bureau’s Dongshih Forest District Office has offered travel tips for visitors planning trips to the Basianshan, Dasyueshan, or Wuling national forest re...

Hiker missing for two weeks in central Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A 52-year-old hiker surnamed Lee (李) has been missing since Nov. 24, when after feeling unwell, he left his hiking group and turned back alone. The hiking group embarke...

Taiwanese man in critical condition after falling into ravine at Great Ghost Lake

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A hiker was in critical condition after falling into a ravine while climbing Great Ghost Lake in Pingtung County, CNA reported. Great Ghost Lake, with an elevation of 2...

Taiwan reopens multiple forest recreation areas, hiking trails

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Forestry Bureau announced on Tuesday (July 13) the reopening of 14 national recreation areas, 91 nature trails, 53 forest roads, three flat-area forest parks, and four...

Taiwan’s forestry authority vows to punish illegal camping

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Hsinchu Forest District Office on Wednesday (July 7) vowed to step up patrols and give more fines to people who intrude into forest areas during the Level 3 alert, CNA...

Animals have Taiwan’s Shei-Pa National Park all to themselves during pandemic

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s wild animals have been beneficiaries of the COVID-19 pandemic, as they can now roam comfortably in Shei-Pa National Park free of human interference. Sinc...

Two mountaineers make incredible trip through Taiwan’s Central Mountain Range

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A 10-minute video titled "Beyond Madness Beyond Beauty" posted on the Beast Runners’ YouTube channel documents two mountaineers’ incredible trip acro...

Hiker robbed, carjacked, and abandoned in central Taiwan mountains

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A hiker found himself lost for nine hours in a remote mountainous area of central Taiwan after being robbed, carjacked, and left tied to a tree by two assailants over the ...

Endangered leopard cat gives birth to 3 kittens at Taipei Zoo

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A leopard cat gave birth to three kittens at Taipei Zoo, the first time in 20 years that such an event has occurred in captivity, the zoo said Wednesday (March 3). The ...

Red maples lend brilliant color to Dasyueshan landscape in central Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Dongshih Forest District Office encourages the public to admire the red maples of Dasyueshan National Forest Recreation Area before the leaves fall in mid-to-late Dece...

Refresh the senses on New Taipei’s Pingxi Historical Trail

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A walk along the Pingxi Historical Trail (坪溪古道) will refresh and delight the senses due to the therapeutic effect of clean air and “forest bathing” in negative...