Asia

Endangered Chinese sturgeon faces new threat to survival in Yangtze River

Release of floodwaters washed farmed non-native species into river, where they will compete with wild fish.

21 September 2016

The rare Afghan deer that survived wars

For more than 40 years people believed the elusive Bactrian deer was extinct in Afghanistan, unsurprising considering the conflict across the country in that time.

18 September 2016

Only two female Asiatic cheetahs remain in wild in Iran

Iranian Cheetah Society says situation is critical as numbers of the subspecies continue to dwindle.

30 August 2016

Migratory animals under threat in the 'Serengeti of the north'

Strange and wonderful beasts from the saiga antelope to the snow leopard have long roamed the Central Asian wilderness.

30 August 2016

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