A forest rebuilt by the Taiwan Forestry Research Institute in Taitung County, southeastern Taiwan, has attracted several animal species, some of which have been captured by motion-activated cameras placed in the area.
The rebuilding of the forest, formerly a logging ground dating back to the 1970s, began in 1991, and the institute chose to plant endemic plant species between the Taiwania cypress trees to create biodiversity.
The motion-activated cameras, set up in Taitung's Taimali and Jinfong townships, have recorded more than 10 species, proving that the forest rebuilding has been a success.
The animals include Taiwan serows, crab-eating mongooses, Formosan macaques, yellow-throated martens, Swinhoe's pheasants and several other protected species in Taiwan.
(By Tyson Lu and Kay Liu)