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2008.0321

Documentary Shows NTNU Alumnus' Efforts on Saving Formosa Black Bears

<p><font face="Arial">Sabrina Lin<br /> Campus Reporter</font></p> <p><font face="Arial">A National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU) alumnus was highlighted during the premier of a documentary by Government Information Office (GIO) and National Geographic Channel at the auditorium on the main campus today.</font></p> <p><font face="Arial">The documentary, &ldquo;Black Bear Unleashed,&rdquo; was sponsored by GIO and produced by National Geographic Channel.&nbsp; The documentary recorded the process of National Pingtung University of Science and Technology Institute of Wildlife Conservation Assistant Professor Hwang Mei-hsiu (黃美秀) and her team&rsquo;s taking care of two baby Formosa black bears for one year and then unleashing them to where they belong.</font></p> <p><font face="Arial">The debut was made at NTNU because Hwang is an alumnus, who received her bachelor&rsquo;s from the Department of Life of Science in 1992 and eventually received her doctorate degree in Conservation Biology from the University of Minnesota.&nbsp; Ever since more than a decade ago, Hwang dedicated her time to Formosa black bear and has been physically lived in the mountains for three years to closely observe and study Formosa black bears&rsquo; way of life.</font></p> <p><font face="Arial">&quot;I am hoping that more and more people would be inspired, paid attention to this endangered species and care about them, too,&rdquo; Hwang said.</font></p> <p><font face="Arial">The National Geographic Channel said that this documentary will be translated into 34 languages and aired in 166 countries.</font></p> <p><font face="Arial"></font>&nbsp;</p>