Conservationists get their talons out for Japan's owl cafes

Lucky’ owls are the latest animal to join Japan’s growing list of themed pet cafes but welfare groups are calling for the practice to sto.

03 January 2017

China will Elfenbeinhandel verbieten

China gilt als weltweit größter Markt für Elfenbein. Nun hat die Regierung ein komplettes Handelsverbot angekündigt, Elefantenschützer loben die Entscheidung.

31 December 2016

China to ban ivory trade by the end of 2017

Dozens of trade venues to be closed in the next three months, in a move activists are calling ‘a gamechanger’

30 December 2016

Survival of Africa's great apes requires palm industry support, says report

Top scientists call for conservationists to work with companies to prevent a repeat of the south-east Asian destruction.

21 December 2016

Why Star Wars's Daisy Ridley joined forces with a girl from Mongolia

After becoming a global star for playing Rey in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, actress Daisy Ridley has produced her first film - The Eagle Huntress.

16 December 2016

China to set date to close ivory factories

Preparation is under way in China to bring in a ban on their domestic ivory trade, following a promise made with the US earlier this year.

13 December 2016

Arab sheikhs banned from bustard hunts by Pakistani province

Houbara bustard’s meat is prized for its supposed aphrodisiac qualities and the bird is considered to be at risk of extinction.

12 December 2016

Another day, another dead wildlife ranger. Where is the outrage?

Every year more than 100 wildlife rangers are murdered in the line of duty. Why do they get so little support? And where is the outrage?

10 December 2016

Asian Regional Workshop Advances International Cooperation to Halt Drastic Declines in Old World Vulture Populations

The third Regional Workshop to develop a Multi-species Action Plan to Conserve African-Eurasian Vultures (Vulture MsAP) took place from 29 to 30 November in Mumbai, India. This Workshop covered nine of the fifteen species of Old World vultures, a term used for vultures that occur in the continents of Africa, Asia and Europe; a region collectively referred to as the Old World.

05 December 2016