Taiji-Bucht: Japaner halten an der Delfinjagd fest

In Japan wollen Fischer die brutale Treibjagd auf Delfine ungeachtet des internationalen Drucks fortsetzen.

27 May 2015

Five UAE sites identified as areas of global ecological importance

The sites are Southwest Waters of Abu Dhabi and Marawah Marine Biosphere Reserve in Abu Dhabi, Jebel Ali in Dubai and Sir Bu Na’air Island and Khor Kalba in Sharjah.

26 May 2015

Welcome to the falcon hospital of Qatar

Hunting with falcons is a popular sport in the Gulf - and Qatar's capital city, Doha, has a specialist hospital where injured birds are treated.

26 May 2015

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.


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