Asia

David Attenborough calls on Chinese president to end ivory trade and halt extinction of the African elephant

Sir David Attenborough and a group of broadcasters, conservationists and MPs have called on the Chinese president to bring his country’s ivory trade to an end and save the African elephant from ext

22 February 2015

David Attenborough calls on Chinese president to end ivory trade

Broadcaster joins a host of celebrities, MPs and conservationists who have signed an open letter to China’s president Xi Jinping urging him to act now to save African elephants from extinction, ahe

20 February 2015

El rugido del tigre siberiano vuelve a oírse en China

Los tigres siberianos, o tigres de Amur, están volviendo a China.

19 February 2015

Siberian tiger video suggests species is returning to China, conservationists say

Video of a mother tiger and her cubs is a sign the endangered Siberian tiger could be making a comeback in China after it was largely wiped out over 65 year ago

19 February 2015

Census takers search for Siberian tigers in Russia's east

More than 2,000 people at work in wilderness to see if presidential interest and stiff sentences for hunters have reversed Siberian tigers’ decline

18 February 2015

CMS Secretariat Statement on the Taiji Drive Hunt

The Secretariat has received a number of messages from around the world expressing concern at the Taiji dolphin drive hunts.

12 February 2015

Dhobab: Yemen's Bird Sanctuary

The coastlines and islands of Bab Al-Mandeb (“Gateway of Anguish”)—a strait separating southwest Yemen from Djibouti and Eritrea, connecting the Red Sea with the Gulf of Aden—provides refuge for hu

10 February 2015

Pesticides may have killed birds in Sultanpur bird sanctuary

Bird flu may not have been the cause behind the deaths of 47 birds at Sultanpur sanctuary in Gurgaon recently. Officials now suspect something more lethal.

09 February 2015

2015/004: New Signatory to the UNEP/CMS Raptors MOU

The Secretariat of the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) in its capacity as Depositary of the Memorandum of Understanding on the Conservation of Migrator

28 January 2015

Tiger increase in India 'proof of the benefits of tourism'

India’s tiger population has grown by 30 per cent, according to its government, rising from 1,706 four years ago to 2,226 in 2014

21 January 2015