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Wildlife

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…

Taman Negara rainforest, Malaysia

Taman Negara – rainforest national park in Malaysia Breakfast with hornbills Early morning at Taman Negara…

The Last Hunt: Reptile search on Chek Lap Kok, Hong Kong

The Last Hunt: Reptile search on Chek Lap Kok, Hong Kong

Our boat nudges the pier, then pauses against the one flight of steps, a prow-mounted tyre…

Conservation

Traditional Chinese Medicine and Conservation

Traditional Chinese Medicine and conservation Bone of Tiger, Bile of Bear In the Beijing University of…

Pan Wenshi: Scientist Who Fights for the Pandas

Pan Wenshi: Scientist Who Fights for the Pandas

 In a cave near a tributary of the Youshui River, Pan discovers Jiao Jiao, an eight-year-old,…

Keeper of the Kings: Captive breeding Philippine Eagles

Keeper of the Kings: Captive breeding Philippine Eagles

One man’s perseverance offers hope to a critically endangered bird of prey On a warm, sunny…

Science

Covid virulence, vaccines and variants  

Covid virulence, vaccines and variants  

[Written January 2021] In January last year, as reports were emerging of the new coronavirus being…

We’re in the Covid Era for the Long Haul

[Written July 2020] Though it’s only around six months since the Covid-19 pandemic came to light…

My Strange n Surprising Summer Staycation with Cellulitis

My Strange n Surprising Summer Staycation with Cellulitis

aka Well, That Escalated Quickly Spot which leg had cellulitis! In July, I spent a break…

Travel

Taiwan’s Magnificent Marble Mountains: Simply Gorgeous

Taiwan’s Magnificent Marble Mountains: Simply Gorgeous

Scan through a list of “the world’s most beautiful islands”, and you may not find Taiwan…

Foshan – Islands of Interest in an Ocean of Development

Foshan – Islands of Interest in an Ocean of Development

Bruce Lee statue Living in Hong Kong, I’m of course aware that the Pearl River Delta…

Israel’s Wild Side: Beasts of the Earth, Birds of the Air; and a Tank

Israel’s Wild Side: Beasts of the Earth, Birds of the Air; and a Tank

“Look, there are two gazelles,” says my wife, indicating a lush slope with grass and shrubs.…