Sponsored by Taiwan
Taiwan, a jewel in the Western Pacific.
Taiwan is an island located at the edge of the Eurasian continent on the west side of the Pacific Ocean. With an area of 36,000 square kilometres, the island is long and narrow from north to south with a broad central area. It is encircled by over 1,000 kilometers of coastline, with a rocky coast on the east and sandy shores along the west. The Central mountain Range runs north to south along the center of the island and is home to more than 200 peaks that are over 3,000 meters or higher in elevation.
The great variation in elevation has created tropical, subtropical, temperate and boreal environments. Moreover, due to the islands warm temperatures and high rainfall, vegetation is abundant and the number of species during breeding seasons is particularly great, making Taiwan a region rich in biological diversity. Due to long isolation, the island has 25 endemic species of birds and 58 endemic subspecies. Each spring and autumn, north- south migratory birds winter or pass through Taiwan. In the summer, ocean birds breed on the small uninhabited islands around Taiwan. To date, 637 different species of birds have been recorded on Taiwan, accounting for 1/20th of the total number of 9,700 species around the world.
Date(s) - 17/08/2019
12:00 pm - 12:20 pm
Hobby Lecture Theatre