As a botanist I have been privileged to visit some of the most beautiful places on Earth, but all too often this has been a bittersweet experience. Around the world Nature is on the retreat. Even the most remote wildernesses are shrinking, and once-common species are becoming rare. Fortunately, there are places where the tide is turning, thanks to a growing emphasis on ecological restoration.

One such beacon of hope is Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden (KFBG) in Hong Kong’s New Territories. From the high, northern slopes of Tai Mo Shan, Hong Kong’s highest mountain, it looks out over the Lam Tsuen ...


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