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Live: Lost in Greenery - Jungle trekking in SW China's Xishuangbanna Live: Lost in Greenery - Jungle trekking in SW China's Xishuangbanna
  Xishuangbanna Dai Autonomous Prefecture, located in southwest China's Yunnan Province and bordered with Myanmar, Laos and Vietnam, has been renowned for its abundant diversity of tropical plants and vegetation. Tune in to find out some nature wonders and bizarres, as CGTN's Ge Ning is on an adventurous journey in the rai...
Genomes offer new insights into fig-wasp symbiotic system Genomes offer new insights into fig-wasp symbiotic system
  Banyan trees are fig trees that begin their life as epiphyte. The most noticeable feature of banyan Ficus species is their extraordinary aerial roots,which enable them to live as hemi-epiphytes, as do the strangler figs often seen in tropical forests.   Being special for the enclosed urn-shaped inflorescence, fig plan...
Under-regulated pet trade leaves thousands of species vulnerable Under-regulated pet trade leaves thousands of species vulnerable
  Keeping reptiles is fashionable, but what are the consequences for wild reptiles?   More reptiles are kept as pets than you might expect. In 2008, the British Federation for Herpetologists reported that reptiles outnumbered dogs as the top pet in the UK, with an estimated eight million in captivity. Yet, unlike dogs, m...
The eco-school near China's southwest border The eco-school near China's southwest border
  Xishuangbanna in southwest China's Yunnan Province is known for its diverse plant species and unique rainforest ecosystem. If you come to Xiaojie Central Primary School in Jinghong City, Xishuangbanna, you may be amazed by abundant plants thriving in the school.   Apart from plumeria trees, golden shower trees and some...
Insect herbivores drive evolution of defensive syndromes in fig plants Insect herbivores drive evolution of defensive syndromes in fig plants
  Herbivores represent one of the main forces that exert selective pressure on plants. Plant defensive syndromes mean that association with specific ecological interactions can result in convergence on suites of covarying defensive traits.   Although the concept of ‘defense syndromes’ has been proposed as an evolutiona...
Children's Art Exhibition held at Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden Children's Art Exhibition held at Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden
  "Children's Art Exhibition: Contemporary Art in Resonance" was officially launched in the reception hall of Environmental Education Center of Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden (XTBG) from July 15 to August 31. The exhibition was curated by Kriss Wong, a Malaysian artist.   The artworks on display include collage ...
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