Asia

Warm winter in west UP keeps migratory birds away

Warm winters are keeping birds away from the Soor Sarovar Wild Life Sanctuary in Agra.

24 January 2016

Israeli researchers develop ATLAS bird tracking device

Where do barn owls hunt their prey? How often do white storks cheat on their partners? Israeli researchers may get the answers with a tracking device suitable for small birds.

22 January 2016

Indian Government signs raptor conservation agreement

India has become the 54th country to sign the Memorandum of Understanding on the Conservation of Migratory Birds of Prey in Africa and Eurasia (Raptors MOU), an important international agreement to

21 January 2016

Hong Kong to introduce measures to fight ivory poaching

Hong Kong will introduce tougher legislation to tackle ivory poaching from elephants in Africa, Chief Executive CY Leung has said.

13 January 2016

More than 80 whales beached on India's southern coast – video

More than 80 whales are stranded on India’s southern coast. The short-finned pilot whales began washing up on beaches on Monday evening in the port town of Tuticorn in the Tamil Nadu state.

12 January 2016

Ulaanbaatar Action Plan: Another Step towards Wildlife-Friendly Infrastructure in Mongolia

Following the International Workshop on “Implementing Wildlife-friendly Measures in Infrastructure Planning and Design in Mongolia”,

12 January 2016

Massensterben: 80 Wale stranden in Indien

Das hat es in der Region seit 43 Jahren nicht gegeben: 80 Wale sind im indischen Distrikt Thoothukudi gestrandet. Fischer versuchten stundenlang, die Tiere zu retten.

12 January 2016

China's craze for 'aquatic cocaine' is pushing two species into oblivion

Affluent Chinese are putting two Mexican species at risk due to demand for dried swim bladders. But will this year’s CITES meeting on the wildlife trade force a crackdown?

11 January 2016

Hydro dam boom threatens a third of the world's freshwater fish

Plans to build huge dams in the Amazon, Mekong and Congo could devastate freshwater biodiversity in these tropical river basins, say ecologists

08 January 2016