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Wildlife articles

World’s Birds Akin to Canaries in Coalmine as Human Impacts Continue Apace

World’s Birds Akin to Canaries in Coalmine as Human Impacts Continue Apace

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 checked, the paper alone would cost US$32 for…

A Tale of Two Spoon Bills and East Asia Wetland Threats

A Tale of Two Spoon Bills and East Asia Wetland Threats

Notes from the leading edge of the sixth mass extinction If you were to liken the more than 500 bird species recorded in Hong Kong to a movie cast, you could say many are akin to extras – commonplace and paid little attention, some others have only fleeting…

More articles on wildlife including birding

Nature Conservation

Fightback Needed as Science and Life Support System Under Attack

Fightback Needed as Science and Life Support System Under Attack

Growing up in the 1970s, I loved the outdoors and wildlife, and was highly impressed by the environmental movement, which to me seemed brimful of energy and optimism. “Save the Whale” was a rallying cry, as activists clashed with whale hunters, leading to a ban on commercial whaling.…

A Tale of Two Spoon Bills and East Asia Wetland Threats

A Tale of Two Spoon Bills and East Asia Wetland Threats

Notes from the leading edge of the sixth mass extinction If you were to liken the more than 500 bird species recorded in Hong Kong to a movie cast, you could say many are akin to extras – commonplace and paid little attention, some others have only fleeting…

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Science

Highly pathogenic bird flu variants mostly evolve in intensive poultry farming

Highly pathogenic bird flu variants mostly evolve in intensive poultry farming

Here, some info on evolution of highly pathogenic bird flu variants – maybe better dubbed poultry flu; they evolve from regular, low pathogenic, bird flus; these are common but tend to be mild in wild birds otherwise they can’t spread and be sustained [basically: Dead Ducks Don’t Fly; no use if…

Keep Your Underpants Duck Taped and Air Clean as Covid Wild Ride Continues

Keep Your Underpants Duck Taped and Air Clean as Covid Wild Ride Continues

Scientifically, we’ve learned a lot about Covid and ways to combat it, even developing vaccines that greatly reduce the risk of death. Yet Covid remains an issue, no matter how much we might wish it gone. On 1 February 2020, as the coronavirus yet to be named Covid was starting to…

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Travel tales

Cape Town Nature and Culture Combo Makes for a Top Sustainable Tourism Destination

Cape Town Nature and Culture Combo Makes for a Top Sustainable Tourism Destination

Wow – look at that for a view! Across a bay lie green hills and a headland topped by a craggy summit, with a fishing town on the shoreline. There’s a blue sky with wispy clouds, and not a hint of pollution. Atlantic waves roll in to the…

Spectacular southern Java including Geopark

Spectacular southern Java including Geopark

Mention to a Hongkonger that you’re going on holiday to Indonesia and they may ask, “Bali?” Yet there is far more to this sprawling archipelago nation than the resorts of Bali, particularly if you are willing to venture off the beaten track. Even a relatively short road trip…

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