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Wildlife

Beidaihe Autumn Bird Migration Report

Autumn bird migration at Beidaihe, China, 1986-1990 (incorporating the report on China Cranewatch 1986) Edited by…

Sri Lanka Wildlife and Culture Travel Tale

Sri Lanka Wildlife and Culture Travel Tale

This is a perfect, tropical morning. With the sun just rising, palm trees cast long shadows…

Field Guide to the Birds of China

Field Guide to the Birds of China

When I first headed to China in 1985, the only guide to the country’s birds was…

Conservation

Gurney’s Pitta in Thailand

Just five years ago [article written early 1990s; sadly, since then indeed became extinct in Thailand],…

South China tiger

South China tiger

Hunting and habitat destruction have brought these magnificent cats perilously close to extinction. Can the most…

Indonesian Catfish Farm – of type linked to bird flu spread?

Indonesian Catfish Farm – of type linked to bird flu spread?

I have been involved in discussions regarding the possibility “integrated fish farming” may play a role…

DocMartin Photos: fine art photography at very fine prices

Science

Fusion Power and Human Failings

Autumn 2013 science news included a relatively subdued report from the BBC, noting that, “Researchers at…

Goodbye dinosaurs Hello birds

In autumn 1995, I spent several days in Beijing’s Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology (IVPP),…

So You Want to be a Cyborg?

In August 2013, a couple of guys wearing swim caps fitted with electrodes made news, for…

Travel

North Yorkshire inc Scarborough in winter

North Yorkshire inc Scarborough in winter

From a grassy vantage in Scarborough’s South Bay, I enjoy a grand view of the town…

Javan Jungles inc Ujung Kulon Indonesia

Javan Jungles inc Ujung Kulon Indonesia

Gunung Halimun National Park Hearing soft calls – woo woo-ooh – I look up, searching the…

Hong Kong Nightlife – bars n discos

Hong Kong Nightlife – bars n discos

Hi! I hear you’re visiting Hong Kong, you’ve been out for the day – doing something dull…