Terrestrial mammals

Two Rare Central Asian Mammals to be Given the Highest Protection under CMS

Dubbed the ‘Serengeti of the North,’ Central Asia stretches from the Caspian Sea in the west to China in the east and from Afghanistan in the south to Russia in the north. The vast deserts, semi‑deserts, grasslands and high mountains of Central Asia and adjacent regions, support some of the world’s last remaining large mammal migrations. Yet, unlike its African counterpart, it has been largely overlooked by conservation efforts.

22 October 2017

Bats hunt by the light of the silvery harvest moon

Seen through the shaggy boughs of an old larch, the full moon had the strange allure that moths and wanderers know

11 October 2017

Study provides photo evidence of snow leopards in Arunachal

A study about snow leopards in Arunachal Pradesh has yielded photographic evidence of the presence of the elusive species in the Thembang area of the north-eastern state.

06 October 2017

Ivory trade to be banned in UK 'to protect elephants'

The sale and export of almost all ivory items would be banned in the UK under plans set out by the government.

BBC

06 October 2017

The bold, tech-fuelled plan to save Africa's big beasts

Kenya's rhinos, elephants, and zebras pull in millions of tourism dollars and supply jobs.

05 October 2017

The day we witnessed wildlife rangers being gunned down in Congo

When two Dutch journalists travelled to the DRC to report on illegal gold mining in the vast Okapi wildlife reserve, they ended up running for their lives

04 October 2017

Rare Leisler's bat roost found in Galloway Forest Park

The rare Leisler's bat has taken up a maternity roost in Galloway Forest Park, the second confirmed site for it in Scotland.

02 October 2017

Die Frau, die allein in den Wäldern lebte

Vor 50 Jahren begann Dian Fossey ihre bahnbrechende Forschung über die Berggorillas. Heute sind ihre Schützlinge Botschafter der bedrohten Natur in Ruanda und Uganda.

24 September 2017

Burn horns, save rhinos

Enlightened conservation efforts are needed to save the world’s rhinos, combined with a total ban on trade in rhino horn

22 September 2017