Taiwanese Nature Writer Liu Ka-shiang in Leeds

  • Date: Thursday 16 February 2017
  • Time: 17:30 - 19:00
  • Location: Leeds University Business School, Maurice Keyworth Building, SR 1.15

Acclaimed Taiwanese writer Liu Ka-shiang will be in Leeds to tell the story of how saving the black-faced spoonbill also brought benefits to local farmers, and Tainan breakfasts!

Native to East Asia, no more than 3,000 black-faced spoonbills remain in the world today. In 1994, Liu Ka-shiang became one of the first to raise public awareness of the bird’s grave plight by publishing his nature writing in the media. Now the black-faced spoonbill is listed as an important wetland bird, and its protection has become an important issue across East Asia. In this talk, Mr Liu will trace the story of how saving the Taiwan habitat of the migratory black-faced spoonbill also led to the development of a model which enables rural economics and tourism to exist side-by-side. There will be time for Q&A.

You can find out more about the event, and Liu Ka-shiang, here.