Tagged: bear farming

The China adventure: Mudanjiang - Chthonic Wildlife Ramblings

Brendan Moyle Dec 07, 2015

It’s day 3 in China where I’m undertaking research into bear poaching. The first stage of the trip was flying from Auckland to Beijing via Hong Kong. My Chinese colleagues meet me at Beijing airport. Generously they offer to take me to dinner. I decline gracefully. I’ve been travelling for hours, it’s late, and mostly I just want to … Read More

On the bear trail - Chthonic Wildlife Ramblings

Brendan Moyle Mar 31, 2015

I’m back in Beijing.  In the meeting room, two large maps of China are affixed to the wall.  In theory the map describes the distribution of Asiatic black bears in China.  Most are concentrated in Sichuan province, or up near the Russian Far East (HeilongJiang, Jilin). Someone’s eye roves over the map. They spot a minute finger of China, sticking … Read More