Asia

UN-backed fund expands wildlife protection plan to 19 countries in Africa and Asia

A United Nations-backed partnership fun has approved an additional $40 million to expand its support of a global programme fighting against illegal trafficking to a total of 19 countries in Africa

10 June 2016

Hunting endangered animals in the jungles of Myanmar

We follow a hunter as he goes after endangered leopards, bears and pythons to stock Myanmar's growing medicinal markets.

09 June 2016

Fishing prohibitions produce more sharks along with problems for fishing communities

Scientists have good news about fishing closures established in Indonesia's shark sanctuary, which are good for sharks and other fish.

08 June 2016

Rescatada una tortuga en el Índico, atrapada en una gran bolsa de plástico

El ejemplar que aparece en el vídeo es una tortuga olivácea (Lepidochelys olivácea) que habita en las playas de Antillas, costa norte de Latinoamérica (Surinam, Venezuela), Centroamérica (Costa Ric

08 June 2016

Indonesia plans tougher punishments for poachers

Environmentalists are sceptical that plans to quadruple maximum jail terms from five to 20 years will be effective.

08 June 2016

Rescued whale sharks released back into the ocean – in pictures

Two whale sharks destined for an ocean theme park in China were rescued after an 18-month investigation by Wildlife Conservation Society, covered by

06 June 2016

2016/013: New Party to the Convention: Republic of Iraq

The Secretariat of the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (UNEP/CMS) is pleased to inform you that the German Federal Foreign Ministry has confirmed receipt of the

01 June 2016

Mumbai moves to protect its flamingos

Mumbai isn't just home to skyscrapers and slums - thanks to its mangrove forests, it also attracts flamingos and rare bird species.

31 May 2016

Did climate change kill over 200,000 Kazakh antelopes?

Scientists say unseasonal rains could have caused the mass deaths of Kazakhstan's endangered saiga antelope

26 May 2016

Trade wiping out Indonesia’s bird species

A new study has revealed that 13 bird species—including Indonesia’s national bird, the Javan Hawk-eagle—found in Sundaic Indonesia are at serious risk of extinction because of excessive over-harves

25 May 2016