Asia

Nagaland to protect world’s longest-distance migratory falcons

India’s northeastern state of Nagaland is determined to provide sanctuary to Amar falcons, known to be one of the world’s longest-distance migratory birds as they travel up to a st

27 October 2014

For Bhutan, it Takes a Community to Save the Snow Leopard

The snow leopard, like most of the world’s big cats, survives by keeping a low profile.

23 October 2014

International Snow Leopard Day Celebrated for the Very First Time

Bonn, 22 October 2014 - Tomorrow is International Snow Leopard Day and it is being celebrated for the very first time this year, with special awareness raising and educational events being held in Bishkek Kyrgyzstan.

22 October 2014

Tiger survival: mapping poaching and trafficking hotspots

The case of ‘Putin’s tiger’ recently put poaching into the media spotlight. In India, a new modelling exercise is helping to tackle the crime by mapping areas where tigers are most at risk

14 October 2014

Li Bingbing fights to protect endangered animals

Li, 41, has been a United Nations Environment Programme goodwill ambassador and helped launch several campaigns - including one to reduce demand for ivory -- with the UN and by herself in China

09 October 2014

CMS COP11 Topics Discussed at Preparatory Workshop in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

Bishkek/Bonn, 2 October 2014- The UNEP/CMS Secretariat successfully completed the Central Asia regional preparatory workshop for the 11th Conference of the Parties to CMS (COP11).

02 October 2014

Röttger: 'There's a need to invest in conservation now'

Asian countries have agreed to strengthen the conservation of large mammal species that migrate across Central Asia. Christiane Röttger talks to DW about the initiative and its objectives.

02 October 2014