Asia

Leopards revel in Siswan's nights

A comprehensive capture of the faunal diversity of the Siswan-Mirzapur belt using 35 day and night camera traps has established the presence of at least three leopards attended by a rich prey base

14 June 2017

China's ivory ban sparks dramatic drop in prices across Asia

Prices of raw ivory in Vietnam have fallen, which traders are linking to China’s announcement of its domestic ivory ban, according to new research

02 June 2017

Global Experts Fly In To Save Asia’s Biggest Bird

Great Bustard experts from across the globe met in Ulaanbaatar from 24 to 30 May to plan the conservation of the Great Bustard in Asia. The Great Bustard is the heaviest bird capable of flight and in Asia are even rarer than snow leopards. The conference hosted experts from nine countries, including China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, the Russian Federation, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, the United Kingdom and the USA, and included contributions from Iran and Turkmenistan.

01 June 2017

Video zeigt seltenen Riesenmaulhai

Einen Riesenmaulhai bekommen Forscher nur selten zu sehen. In Japan ist ein Exemplar nun beobachtet worden. Es war der Beginn einer Tragödie.

30 May 2017

Leopards Love Indian Tea Gardens

In north-eastern Indian tea gardens, the presence of leopards does not necessarily lead to conflicts with people.

26 May 2017

Chasing dolphins in Goa—with kindness

Take an eco-friendly route to spotting some of Goa’s most beautiful residents

26 May 2017

Biodiversity under increasing threat, report finds

Many of China's wildlife are living in worsening conditions, a new conservation report has found.

ECNS

23 May 2017

Energy Task Force Side Event: Reconciling Energy Developments with Migratory Species Conservation

Members of the Energy Task Force, including the CMS and AEWA Secretariats, BirdLife International, and the German Ministry for the Environment (BMUB) joined forces at the UNFCCC Bonn Climate Change Conference to raise awareness of the importance of reconciling migratory species conservation with the deployment of renewable energy and power lines globally.

23 May 2017

Goa to ban plastic at Dudhsagar Waterfalls

Goa may put a cap on the number of tourists visiting the popular Dudhsagar waterfalls, while also banning use of plastic at the popular tourist site, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Monday.

22 May 2017

Nature tourism

With 71.5 million tourists, tourism in the Hindu Kush Himalaya plays a potentially significant role in addressing poverty

22 May 2017