Asia

Man-made Obstacles Cause Mongolian Gazelle Mass Die-off

More than 5,300 Mongolian gazelles died last winter along the Trans-Mongolian Railway in Mongolia. This was announced by a leading scientist of the Institute of Biology, Mongolian Academy of Sciences at the meeting of the Sessional Committee of the Scientific Council of the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS), which opened on 18 April and concludes today in Bonn, Germany.

21 April 2016

Have tiger numbers really increased?

Most likely not, four tiger experts say. “Increasing” tiger numbers may simply be a result of better tiger monitoring techniques that have enabled better compilation of data, the experts add.

21 April 2016

Inside the Secret Trade That Threatens Rare Birds

Singapore is a major transit hub for trade in threatened birds, especially African grey parrots.

19 April 2016

Rare Megamouth shark caught in Japan

The aptly-named shark swims with mouth open to catch plankton and other food
 
17 April 2016

Mongolia to Create New Protected Area for Snow Leopards

Mongolia's Parliament declares Tost a State Protected Area. The mountain range is home to a stable, breeding population of snow leopards

15 April 2016

Rhino shot dead by poachers in India hours after royal visit

Animal is killed and its horn removed after Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s safari at Kaziranga national park

14 April 2016

Malaysia destroys 9.5 tonne hoard of ivory

Authorities hope the country’s first ivory destruction will help deter smugglers who use the country as a key transit point

14 April 2016

Mass deaths of saiga antelope in Kazakhstan caused by bacteria

Almost total decimation of Betpak-Dala’s population of 200,000 saiga antelopes in 2015 caused by pathogen that led to hemorrhagic septicemia, say scientists

The Guardian

14 April 2016