Asia

Andhra Pradesh and WTO to promote sustainable tourism

Initiative to be launched in Berlin on March 8; themes in focus include sustainable fishing and beach tourism

06 March 2017

Plastic pollution blights Bay of Bengal – in pictures

In India, 6,000 tonnes of plastic waste lies uncollected every day.

02 March 2017

Chinese White Dolphins Face Serious Extinction Threat

The Pearl River Estuary Chinese dolphin population is declining at about 2.5 percent per year and is fast approaching its minimum viability threshold.

02 March 2017

COP12 Logo Launched in Philippines Senate

The official logo for the 12th Session of the Conference of the Parties to CMS was officially launched today (2:00 pm Manila time) at a ceremony held in the Senate of the Republic of the Philippines. The Conference (CO12) will take place in Manila from 23 to 27 October with the theme: “Their Future is Our Future: Sustainable Development for Wildlife and People”, linking the efforts undertaken under CMS to protect endangered migratory wildlife to the implementation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) agreed by world governments in an historic summit held in September 2015.

28 February 2017

Eight rangers killed in grim week for wildlife protectors

Rangers lost their lives in Kenya, Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and India

27 February 2017

Ein mit Gift vollgepumpter Elefantenkadaver kann zum Tod von 500 Geiern führen

Geier erfüllen eine wichtige Funktion in der Natur. In vielen Teilen der Welt sind sie allerdings bedroht.

24 February 2017

Vulture Conservation Plan Reviewed and Elaborated at International Workshop

An overarching workshop to develop a Multi-species Action Plan to Conserve African-Eurasian Vultures (Vulture MsAP) took place from 16 to 19 February in the historic city of Toledo, Spain, at the kind invitation of the Spanish Regional Government of Castilla-La Mancha.

23 February 2017

Last Home of Wild Camels (Video)

Watch the moment when Sir David Attenborough and BBC filmmakers recorded the behaviour of the world's last truly wild-living camels.

22 February 2017

Twelve-year action plan to save vultures

Some 43 experts from 22 countries have met in Toledo, Spain, to draw up a strategy to save the world's heavily threatened vulture species.

21 February 2017

China is building the world’s first migratory ‘Bird Airport’

he world’s first migratory “Bird Airport” is designed to convert a landfill in Lingang, China into a wetland bird sanctuary.

19 February 2017