Taiwan is also scaling up its efforts in climate sciences with the country's first petabyte-scale database for assessing conditions related to atmosphere, hydrology, ocean currents and tectonics.
In the biological sciences, Taiwan is creating major new research facilities. Last year, the government built a new marine biology and ecology research centre on Dongsha Island — a tiny coral atoll 450 kilometres southwest of the main island of Taiwan. With a focus on environmental protection and sustainable development, the new centre boasts wave- and water-quality monitoring devices, marine biology laboratories and research vessels.
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The Boreal Songbird Initiative and Ducks Unlimited are spearheading the effort, called Boreal Birds Need Half."
The numbers are staggering: More than 2 million #birds were killed in autumn 2014, and over a full year, 2.5 million birds are estimated to have died after being trapped in mist nests and on sticky lime sticks. Nearly half of last fall’s toll — 900,000 birds — died on a single British military base on the island, according to the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds. BirdLife #Cypress says that since 2002, 152 species have been found trapped, including 78 #threatened species."
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