Asia

Elephants on the path to extinction - the facts

The world’s population of elephants is nearing a critical point. Karl Mathiesen explains why there has never been a more dangerous time to be an elephant.

12 August 2016

Iraq Becomes CMS Party No. 124

CMS welcomes the Republic of Iraq as the 124th Party to the Convention with effect from today. Iraq, a state located in Western Asia, mainly characterized by desert and the important rivers - the Euphrates and Tigris-is the latest Party to have joined CMS. Iraq is an important Range State for 161 migratory species listed under both Appendix I and II of the Convention. CMS warmly welcomes Iraq’s accession.

01 August 2016

The Emerging Role of Asia in Wildlife Conservation Practice

The practice of solving conservation problems for wildlife has presented more and varied challenges for researchers and practitioners in Asia, especially over the last quarter century.

27 July 2016

China tried to drive a furry mammal to extinction. Maybe that wasn’t such a good idea

As he gazes out across the rolling grasslands of the Tibetan plateau, where hundreds of his yaks are grazing, 70-year-old Awang Chumpey is less than happy.

22 July 2016

Global warming may affect Bhutan's biodiversity, impact India

Slow-melting of glaciers due to global warming may cause huge floods in Bhutan in the future and result in loss of keystone species which may encourage probable animal poachers to hunt in this coun

22 July 2016

Amazon, eBay involved in illegal wildlife trade: Indian government

India’s environment minister has accused 106 Indian e-commerce sites of selling rare animals and wildlife products online

20 July 2016

Cloud rats of the sky islands: 28 new mammal species found in the Philippines

New research reveals that the Philippines may have the greatest concentration of unique mammal species on earth, as scientists introduce a host of furry new characters from its main island of Luzon

19 July 2016

Zuchtprogramm: Seltene Przewalski-Pferde in Mongolei ausgewildert

Sie sind die einzigen erhaltenen Wildpferde: Der Prager Zoo züchtet Przewalski-Pferde - und fliegt sie in ihre ursprüngliche Heimat, die Mongolei.

18 July 2016

Illegal wildlife trade in Asia decimating species, warn scientists

Asia's burgeoning demand for wildlife is decimating wild populations around the planet, warned scientists meeting last week at the largest-ever gathering of tropical researchers in Asia.

14 July 2016

Strengthening Partnerships for Snow Leopard Protection

Government representatives and experts met in Berlin on 5 July 2016 to ensure the long-term survival of the snow leopard, one of the most endangered big cats in the world.

11 July 2016