Asia

Illegal wildlife trade along the Burma-China border - in pictures

The town of Mong-La in Burma's Shan state, close to the border with China, is at the crossroads of illegal wildlife trade routes that are sucking the forests, jungles and plains of India, Burma, La

21 July 2014

Shade Grown Coffee Helps Forests and Natives

Shade-grown coffee is regarded as a form of permaculture, in which coffee is grown under a canopy of native trees in full to moderate shade cover.

15 July 2014

Use of 'death' drug diclofenac reducing vulture population

The 18th meeting of the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) Scientific Council (SCC18) to be held in Germany this month has included the issue of use of diclof

03 July 2014

Use of 'death' drug diclofenac reducing vulture population

JAIPUR: The 18th meeting of the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) Scientific Council (SCC18) to be held in Germany this month has included the issue of use o

03 July 2014

The Silent Roar on the Roof of the World: Saving Snow Leopards

The eastern Pamir plateau in Tajikistan, called the Bam-e Dunya (Roof of the World) at 13,000 feet and higher, is an unforgiving place, especially in winter.

28 May 2014

Russian bird atlas finally takes flight

When it comes to knowledge of bird populations, a large part of continental Europe is off the map.

26 May 2014

Asian migratory bird sanctuaries may soar as new eco-tourism haven

This World Migratory Bird Day, the United Nations launched an eco-tourism plan that promotes bird conservation and livelihood development, enabling globe-trotting tourists to become protectors of t

16 May 2014

Hong Kong burns ivory stockpile

Work begins on destroying 28 tonnes of elephant tusks over the course of a year in move to combat illegal wildlife trade.

15 May 2014