Dr Alice Hughes releases a bat into the night. She is leading a group of ecologists who are trapping bats in a rainforest in Yunnan, China, to learn more about them. Photo: Tessa Chan

Inside China’s caves, where untold animal, plant species could go extinct before being discovered

  • Ecologists exploring the vast cave systems of Yunnan in China are discovering unknown animals, from geckos to beetles – finds that could spur conservation
  • China and Southeast Asia have some of the richest cave faunas in the world, yet they are largely unexplored
Topic |   Asia travel

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Dr Alice Hughes releases a bat into the night. She is leading a group of ecologists who are trapping bats in a rainforest in Yunnan, China, to learn more about them. Photo: Tessa Chan
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