Asia

Saiga Conservation: Setting the Roadmap for the Years to Come

Tashkent / Bonn, 26 October 2015 – The Third Meeting of the Signatories to the Memorandum of Understanding concerning Conservation, Restoration and Sustainable Use of the Saiga Antelope (Saiga MOU) and Technical Workshop for saiga antelope experts is taking place this week from 26 to 29 October 2015 in Tashkent, Uzbekistan with representatives of governments, UN agencies, NGOs and academia in attendance.

26 October 2015

Snow leopards at risk as Himalayas face climate change 'crisis'

Warming temperatures could cause over a third of the endangered big cats’ habitat to become uninhabitable, conservationists have warned.

23 October 2015

Snow leopards face 'new climate change threat'

Warmer temperatures are threatening to shrink the habitat of the snow leopard and weaken their struggle against extinction, a report says.

23 October 2015

Capacity-building Workshop on Bycatch Held in Oman

A capacity building workshop to support the implementation of the Regional Observer Scheme of the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC) was organized by the IOTC Secretar

23 October 2015

Outcomes of the 44th CMS Standing Committee Meeting

Bonn, 21 October 2015 - The 44th Meeting of the CMS Standing Committee (StC) took place on October 14-15, 2015 in Bonn, Germany. It was chaired by Øystein Størkersen of Norway.

21 October 2015

Australia considers legal action as Japan snubs Antarctic whaling ban

Environment minister Greg Hunt says he hopes Japan does not undertake ‘so-called scientific whaling’ in the Southern Ocean this summer.

20 October 2015

Anschwellender See gefährdet Tiere und Infrastruktur

Die Fläche eines Salzsees im Nordwesten des chinesischen Qinghai-Tibet-Plateaus hat sich in den vergangenen Jahren wegen des Klimawandels mindestens verdreifacht.

20 October 2015

One tough bird: vulture's genes help it thrive on rotting flesh

A diet of putrid rotting flesh may not be your cup of tea, but to the cinereous vulture, found across southern Europe and Asia, it is positively

20 October 2015

Prince William urges Chinese to stop buying ivory and rhino horn

Duke of Cambridge uses speech hours before Chinese president Xi Jinping’s UK state visit to campaign against trade in illegal wildlife products.

19 October 2015

Study: Conservation Priorities for Shark and Ray Species included and proposed for inclusion in Annex 1 to the CMS Sharks MOU

The Sharks MOU has defined general objectives for the conservation and management of species and populations listed in Annex 1 of the MOU, which are further detailed in a global Conservation Plan for migratory Sharks (Annex 3 to the MOU).
18 October 2015