Asia

Bank the turtle dies after swallowing 900 coins thrown in her pond

Sea turtle that lived in public pond in Thailand dies of blood poisoning despite surgery to remove 5kg of loose change from her stomach.

21 March 2017

Ganges and Yamuna rivers granted same legal rights as human beings

Indian court cites the Whanganui in New Zealand as example for according status to two rivers considered sacred.

21 March 2017

Uttarakhand HC declares Ganga, Yamuna living entities, gives them legal rights

Earlier this month, the Uttarakhand high court came down heavily down upon the Union and the state governments for doing “nothing concrete” to clean the Ganga.

21 March 2017

Thousands of saker falcons die from electrocution in Mongolia

Due to inefficient solutions in power lines, over 4000 saker falcons worth Mongolian Tugrik 64 billion ($26 million) die annually in Mongolia. This number increases by two times in some years.

19 March 2017

Public Consultation Exercise: 2nd Draft of a Multi-species Action Plan to Conserve African-Eurasian Vultures (Vulture MsAP)

The Coordinating Unit of the Raptors MOU, in collaboration with BirdLife International, Vulture Conservation Foundation and the IUCN Vulture Specialist Group, has today launched a month-long Public Consultation Exercise on the 2nd draft of a Multi-species Action Plan to Conserve African-Eurasian Vultures (Vulture MsAP).The consultation period runs until 16 April 2017.

16 March 2017

Helping China Rethink Its Approach to Conservation

U.S. ecologist Gretchen Daily is working with the Chinese government to rethink its network of national parks and protected areas.

16 March 2017

Rapid decline of Arctic sea ice a combination of climate change and natural variability

The dramatic decline of Arctic sea ice in recent decades is caused by a mixture of global warming and a natural, decades-long atmospheric hot spot over Greenland and the Canadian Arctic.

13 March 2017

Nations Meet to Save Dugongs and their Seagrass Habitats

Abu Dhabi, 13 March 2017 – Delegates from twenty-three countries, along with the world’s leading dugong and seagrass experts, gather today under the auspices of the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS) for the opening of the Third Meeting of Signatories (MOS3) to Memorandum of Understanding on the Conservation and Management of Dugongs and their Habitats (Dugong MOU).

13 March 2017

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia joins the international efforts to conserve threatened sharks and rays

Abu Dhabi, 13 March 2017- The CMS Secretariat is pleased to welcome the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia the 42nd Signatory to the Memorandum of Understanding on the Conservation

13 March 2017

Russia's rare snow leopards find protection in camera traps

In the remote Altai mountains, cameras traps are shedding light on the secret lives of these elusive animals, enabling researchers to identify individual leopards in the first ever nationwide censu

10 March 2017