Martin Williams

Martin Williams

Martin Williams is a Hong Kong-based writer specialising in conservation and the environment, with a PhD in physical chemistry from Cambridge University.

Welcome to China’s ‘Valley of the Cats’
Located on the Tibetan plateau, Namsei Township in China’s Yushu Prefecture, Qinghai province is home to endangered species including snow leopards.  The big felines have earned the district the name “Valley of the Cats."  It is inside Sanjiangyuan Park, one of the first wildlife areas to be included in China’s new national park system. 
Welcome to China’s ‘Valley of the Cats’
When people moved out of this ghost town, nature moved back in
The Hong Kong village of Shalotung was abandoned some 40 years ago.  Over decades without humans, nature has reclaimed the landscape.  Now it's become one of the most biodiverse locations in south China, home to many diverse species – including six endangered kinds of dragonflies.  A rising demand for housing means the area is facing development: but conservationists are trying to keep the village a sanctuary for nature, not humanity. Watch our video, above, for more.
When people moved out of this ghost town, nature moved back in