Central Asian Mammals Initiative Expert Natalya Yakusheva interviewed by CA News Agency (in Russian)

Questions on key CMS activities, upcoming events, migratory animals protection in the region, saiga collapse and ecological consequences of Aral Sea disappearace answered.

23 September 2015

At the wrong end of the food chain

Vultures are highly specialized birds, essential for the health of the environment. But their population has decreased dramatically.

15 September 2015

Elephants electrocuted by sagging power lines

Many elephants get electrocuted by low-slung overhead electric cables before authorities take action

15 September 2015

Shark fin ban masks growing appetite for its meat

Shark fishing remains profitable as narrow focus on Chinese finning trade obscures wider global trend

12 September 2015

Nage avec des requins-baleines en Indonésie

Une vidéo montre un scientifique nageant avec des requins-baleines dans le golfe de Cenderawasih, une réserve marine, en Indonésie.
11 September 2015

India Opens First-Ever Vultures-Only Restaurant in an Attempt to Save Them From Extinction

The rapidly declining population of white-backed vultures in India has been a cause of concern for several decades.

09 September 2015

Govt stopped from issuing hunting licences for houbara bustard

Issuing a detailed judgment in the houbara bustard case, a three-judge Supreme Court bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Jawwad S.

09 September 2015

Indian government takes major step to save vultures

Almost a decade after banning the veterinary drug diclofenac, the Indian government has banned large vials of the drug meant for human use

05 September 2015

Why did 60,000 antelope die in four days?

The plains of central Kazakhstan are littered with dead antelope, 60,000 of them -- an entire herd wiped out in just four days. And no one is exactly sure how or why.

04 September 2015

Safe Passage for Mongolian Wildlife

Representatives of governments, industry, development banks, UN agencies, NGOs and scientists met in Ulaanbaatar from 24 to 28 August to find solutions to ensure that steppe animals are able to cross roads, railways and fences. The growing exploitation of the natural resources in the Gobi-Steppe ecosystem has led to a dramatic increase of transportation networks, required to meet increasing consumer demand for minerals. The existing roads and railroads have proven to be a significant barrier for wildlife migrations.

31 August 2015