Asia

BHC bans houbara bustard hunting in Balochistan

Quetta: The Balochistan High Court (BHC) on Friday ordered cancellation of areas alloted to Arabs and other foreigners hunting for the rare houbara bustard and other birds in the province.

28 November 2014

Balochistan High Court bans houbara bustard hunting in province

Quetta: The Balochistan High Court (BHC) on Friday ordered cancellation of all permits and allocates hunt areas issued by ministry of foreign affairs to Arab dignitaries and other foreigners.

28 November 2014

Houbara Bustards: Balochistan high court scraps foreign office's hunting notification

Quetta: Balochistan High Court (BHC) on Friday termed as illegal a notification issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) for allocating areas for hunting o

28 November 2014

Vietnam seizes over 1,000 dead endangered sea turtles

Record haul of over 1,000 endangered sea turtles, all dead, were bound for illegal export to China

25 November 2014

Vietnam police seize 1,000 stuffed marine turtles

Nha Trang police said they spent all of Thursday counting and classifying more than a thousand stuffed sea turtles which they seized the day before from two downtown warehouses.

21 November 2014

Major initiative endorsed to protect Asia’s migratory mammals

The Parties to the Convention on Migratory Species, at their 11th meeting of the Conference of the Parties in Quito, Ecuador, agreed today to adopt a Central Asia Migratory Mammal Initiative to pro

07 November 2014

Fight to save endangered Indus dolphins, turtles

SUKKUR: Local legend has it that Pakistan's Indus River dolphin was once a woman, transformed by a curse from a holy man angry that she forgot to feed him one day.

04 November 2014

Nagaland to protect world’s longest-distance migratory falcons

India’s northeastern state of Nagaland is determined to provide sanctuary to Amar falcons, known to be one of the world’s longest-distance migratory birds as they travel up to a st

27 October 2014

For Bhutan, it Takes a Community to Save the Snow Leopard

The snow leopard, like most of the world’s big cats, survives by keeping a low profile.

23 October 2014