Asia

Share your encounters with elephants

As part of a new series on elephant conservation we’d like to hear about your experiences with the world’s largest land mammal.

23 August 2016

The Ganga's Missing Dolphins

The Ganga is home to India's only dolphin reserve. But dams and dredging are endangering the reclusive, long-snouted species.

22 August 2016

Rare Afghan Deer Endures Two Major Wars, Is Ultimate Survivor

Researchers feared the endangered ungulate had gone locally extinct. The Bactrian deer proved them wrong.
15 August 2016

The ivory trade isn’t just a disaster for elephants. It threatens our future too

Elephants prop up the forest and savannah ecosystems we need to store carbon. To stabilise the climate, we must stop their slaughter by ivory poachers.

12 August 2016

Elephants on the path to extinction - the facts

The world’s population of elephants is nearing a critical point. Karl Mathiesen explains why there has never been a more dangerous time to be an elephant.

12 August 2016

Iraq Becomes CMS Party No. 124

CMS welcomes the Government of the Republic of Iraq as the 124th Party to the Convention with effect from today.

01 August 2016

The Emerging Role of Asia in Wildlife Conservation Practice

The practice of solving conservation problems for wildlife has presented more and varied challenges for researchers and practitioners in Asia, especially over the last quarter century.

27 July 2016

China tried to drive a furry mammal to extinction. Maybe that wasn’t such a good idea

As he gazes out across the rolling grasslands of the Tibetan plateau, where hundreds of his yaks are grazing, 70-year-old Awang Chumpey is less than happy.

22 July 2016

Global warming may affect Bhutan's biodiversity, impact India

Slow-melting of glaciers due to global warming may cause huge floods in Bhutan in the future and result in loss of keystone species which may encourage probable animal poachers to hunt in this coun

22 July 2016

Amazon, eBay involved in illegal wildlife trade: Indian government

India’s environment minister has accused 106 Indian e-commerce sites of selling rare animals and wildlife products online

20 July 2016