Asia

Opinion: Spectre of Extinction Haunts the Ghost of the Mountains

Its silvery coat, spectral appearance and elusive nature have earned the Snow Leopard the pseudonym “the Ghost of the Mountains”. Its numbers are precariously low but concerted international efforts are under way to prevent the species’ extinction.

18 October 2016

Returning endangered animals to the wild

It has been 35 years since the Japanese crested ibis disappeared from the skies of Japan.

17 October 2016

Monaco - Champion of Marine Species Conservation – the First Fruits

At the ceremony where the Migratory Species Champion Programme was launched on the eve of the CMS COP11 in Quito in 2014, the Government of the Principality of Monaco received the Champion award for its commitment to the conservation of marine species for the triennium 2015-2017.

14 October 2016

Mongolia’s Small-Scale Miners Play Critical Role in Safeguarding Natural Resources

Over the last two decades, Mongolia’s mining industry has supported the country’s economic and industrialization agenda, catapulting the country to one of the world’s

12 October 2016

2016/028: Funding Opportunities for Biodiversity in Asia

The Secretariat of the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) is pleased to bring to your attention the call for proposals issued by the Global Biodiversity Infor

11 October 2016

China's 'extinct' dolphin may have returned to Yangtze river, say conservationists

Amateur expedition team claims it spotted the baiji – known as the ‘goddess of the Yangtze’ – in a stretch of Asia’s longest river.

11 October 2016

Eco-tourism to conserve forests, wildlife

Varanasi: The department of tourism has joined hands with the forest department to promote eco-tourism to help in conservation of forests and wildlife in Uttar Pradesh.

05 October 2016

World's nations agree elephant ivory markets must close

With poachers killing an elephant every 15 minutes on average, the pressure to shut down the legal trade in ivory is intensifying.

02 October 2016

Revealed: how senior Laos officials cut deals with animal traffickers

Evidence obtained by the Guardian shows how treasury coffers swelled with 2% tax on trades worth up to $45m including tigers, rhinos and elephants.

27 September 2016

The crime family at the centre of Asia's animal trafficking network

Bach brothers based in Vietnam and Thailand are responsible for smuggling thousands of tonnes of elephant ivory, rhino horn and other endangered species.

26 September 2016