On 4 May 2022, the Annual Review of Environment and Resources published an advance version of a paper titled “State of the World’s Birds” by nine authors including Alex Lees, who was kind enough to email me a copy (as when I…
Instead of environmental enlightenment, swathes of society have lurched towards anti-science; yet this planet is our life support system.
Although much has since been said and written about the need for China to reverse its environmental decline, recent years have abounded with news reports telling of the nation’s earth lurching from bad to terrible.
I’m about to confess to long-term crazy behaviour on my part. And then, I will read your mind. First, the confession. For over a quarter of a century, I have devoted considerable effort to what may well be a…
This past summer, a team of biologists scoured Siberian tundra in search of nests and eggs of one of the world’s most threatened species, spoon-billed sandpiper. Aim was for captive breeding; yet this is far from ideal way of saving species.
On wind farms and actual or possible threats to migratory birds, including in China.
Traditional Chinese Medicine and conservation Bone of Tiger, Bile of Bear In the Beijing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, there is a museum devoted to "Chinese Materia Medica". Were I to take you in there, I might ask you to…
Domingo Tadena: Captive breeding Philippine eagles
Visiting Borneo to learn about deforestation and meet people working to save the remaining forests.
Xi Zhinong - helping save Yunnan snub-nosed monkey
Gurney's Pitta back from oblivion
Deep Bay wetland, Hong Kong - internationally important, especially for water birds