Asia

Eco-tourism has to be about ecology and not economy

In what is meant to be a treat for wildlife enthusiasts, the government of Karnataka declared 2017 as the Year of the Wild.

18 January 2017

Meetings in Singapore Set up the Avian Agenda for the East Asian-Australasian Flyway

Two important avian meetings took place back to back in Singapore early in 2017: the first was a meeting of the Arctic Migratory Birds Initiative (AMBI), a group that operates under the Arctic Council’s CAFF (Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna); the second was the 9th Meeting of Partners to the East Asian-Australasian Flyway Partnership

18 January 2017

Concerns over first snow and common leopards found in same area

The first ever recorded video footage showing snow leopards and common leopards sharing the same habitat on the Tibetan plateau has caused concern among conservationists.

17 January 2017

Scheue Schönheit, vom Aussterben bedroht

Schneeleoparden leben zurückgezogen in zentralasiatischen Hochgebirgen - doch ihr Bestand ist dramatisch gesunken. Experten wollen die Tiere noch retten.

16 January 2017

West Bengal village welcomes migratory birds, but frowns on tourists

"The villagers have taken the key initiative to protect the migratory birds. They don't hurt the birds nor let anyone hurt them."

16 January 2017

Tragic saiga deaths in Mongolia

We have received reports of the tragic death of over 500 Mongolian saigas in recent weeks.

11 January 2017

Once a trophy hunting concession, now a snow leopard sanctuary

Snow leopards are showing up on camera traps in places they’d never been seen before – thanks to an innovative programme in Kyrgyzstan.

10 January 2017

Ban of shark's fin cargo by Air China a big sign of change

Air China has become the first airline in mainland China to ban shark's fin cargo, marking a dramatic shift in attitudes towards trade in endangered wildlife there and throwing a lifeline to shark

10 January 2017

Dams be damned, let the world's rivers flow again

The flawed development model of dam-building has continued around the world. It’s time to give permanent protection to free-flowing rivers.

09 January 2017

China's ivory trade ban: how to make it work

Elephants will only be safe when decisive action is taken against the ivory traffickers who have been operating under the cover of the legal trade

07 January 2017