Asia

Can putting a dollar value on ecosystems save them?

Countries need to do more to protect areas that may not be important for biodiversity, but provide key ecosystem services such flood mitigation and water and soil retention, says environmentalist Z

28 March 2017

The Road to Extinction

How the boom in Asia's transportation sector theratens biodiversity

28 March 2017

Diez viajes emocionantes para ver animales salvajes

Del Ártico a la sabana africana, enclaves para observar osos polares, leopardos, gorilas o el mágico movimiento de las belugas

27 March 2017

Villagers urged to swap fishing for ecotourism

The Tourism Minister has called on riverside communities in Kratie and Stung Treng provinces to avoid fishing in

24 March 2017

Endangered ibises benefit from joining egret flocks

Birds benefit from flocking together -- even when they're not of a feather.

22 March 2017

Sea otters ahead of dolphins in using tools

Sea otters may have been using stone tools for thousands or even millions of years, according to scientists. 

 BBC 

22 March 2017

Ministry decrees Ogasawara coral extinct in red list of threatened species

The Environment Ministry has revealed its red list of threatened marine species for the first time, designating 56 as endangered species, including the sand tiger shark. 

22 March 2017

Bank the turtle dies after swallowing 900 coins thrown in her pond

Sea turtle that lived in public pond in Thailand dies of blood poisoning despite surgery to remove 5kg of loose change from her stomach.

21 March 2017

Ganges and Yamuna rivers granted same legal rights as human beings

Indian court cites the Whanganui in New Zealand as example for according status to two rivers considered sacred.

21 March 2017

Uttarakhand HC declares Ganga, Yamuna living entities, gives them legal rights

Earlier this month, the Uttarakhand high court came down heavily down upon the Union and the state governments for doing “nothing concrete” to clean the Ganga.

21 March 2017