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Wildlife

Hong Kong Black Kites

Hong Kong Black Kites

As high-rises crowd both sides of Victoria Harbour, there is little wildlife in the heart of…

Beidaihe Can Create Exciting Bird Reserve

Beidaihe Can Create Exciting Bird Reserve

[Based on speech I gave to audience inc leaders, at Beidaihe in May 2009] I first visited…

Openbill Storks resurgence in Thailand

Openbill Storks resurgence in Thailand

Wanted:a place to breed Reaching the road that leads to Ban Thasadet, some 80 kilometres north…

Conservation

Confessions of a crazy conservationist

Confessions of a crazy conservationist

I’m about to confess to long-term crazy behaviour on my part. And then, I will read…

No use captive breeding rare species if there is no habitat left for them

No use captive breeding rare species if there is no habitat left for them

This past summer, a team of biologists scoured Siberian tundra in search of nests and eggs…

Wind farms and migratory birds

Issue of wind farms and actual or possible threats to migratory birds is of interest to…

DocMartin Photos: fine art photography at very fine prices

Science

The Covid Conundrum: Endless Lockdowns, Let It Rip … or What?

The Covid Conundrum: Endless Lockdowns, Let It Rip … or What?

Over two years into the Covid pandemic, and with yet more anti-pandemic measures introduced by the…

Science shows Covid including Omicron is Really Not the Flu

Two years into the pandemic, there’s still too much nonsense re Covid being no big deal,…

“Alarmist” Covid predictions outperform Covid deniers’ soothsaying

“Alarmist” Covid predictions outperform Covid deniers’ soothsaying

“HOLY MOTHER OF GOD—the new coronavirus is a 3.8!!!” tweeted Harvard-affiliated public-health researcher Eric Feigl-Ding in…

Travel

Seram and Haruku, South Maluku: The Islands Where Birds Colour the World

Seram and Haruku, South Maluku: The Islands Where Birds Colour the World

There are resorts that might be described as “Away from it all” when, truth be told,…

Danxia Shan – Far More than a Magnificent Rock Penis

Danxia Shan – Far More than a Magnificent Rock Penis

Though China’s bullet train network is yet to reach Hong Kong [connected since I wrote this],…

Dapeng – History, Culture and Beachgoing in Shenzhen … Yes, Really!

Dapeng – History, Culture and Beachgoing in Shenzhen … Yes, Really!

With its new-city-on-the-block brashness, and gleaming skyscrapers along Hong Kong’s northern fringe, Shenzhen might seem an…