Asia

IS threat to Syria's northern bald ibis near Palmyra

A rare bird may become extinct in Syria because of the capture of Palmyra by Islamic State, experts say.

BBC

25 May 2015

Swifts migrate from Beijing to southern Africa without landing

New research uncovers mystery of migration route of bird that spends up to three years in the air after leaving its nest.

25 May 2015

Waldrapp in Palmyra: IS-Einmarsch bedroht auch seltene Vogelart

Angesichts der vielen Gräueltaten der Terrormiliz ist es nur eine Randnotiz, für Naturschützer dürfte es dennoch eine traurige Nachricht sein: Die Eroberung der Oasenstadt Palmyra durch den IS könn

25 May 2015

Kazakhstan's mass antelope deaths mystify conservationists

With over 19,000 carcasses buried and more deaths expected officials are no closer to determining the cause of the catastrophe.

21 May 2015

Update: More than 27,000 Saigas Confirmed Dead: CMS Sends Out Emergency Expert Mission

In response to a request from Kazakhstan, the CMS Secretariat is sending out an expert mission today to strengthen work to identify the cause of the current saiga die-off.

21 May 2015

This is what $6m of ivory looks like – big picture

Authorities in Singapore made the biggest seizure in a decade of ivory and other exotic animal parts, hidden among tea leaves in two containers shipped from Kenya for Vietnam.

20 May 2015

More than 10,000 Saigas Found Dead in Central Kazakhstan

About 10,000 saigas have been found dead in Amangeldy district of the Kostanay region in Central Kazakhstan.

19 May 2015

Injured sea turtle gets 3D printed jaw

A 3D-printed beak has been fitted to a sea turtle injured by a collision with a boat's propeller.

BBC

18 May 2015

Fears grow that invasive bird species may cause havoc here

Destructive Quelea birds have landed in Singapore and nature lovers are calling for action to be taken to protect local biodiversity

15 May 2015

Emirates Airlines Bans Hunting Trophies of Lions, Rhinos

The world’s biggest international carrier joins South African Airways in banning transport of trophies of exotic wildlife such as elephants and rhinos.

14 May 2015