Asia

Dams be damned, let the world's rivers flow again

The flawed development model of dam-building has continued around the world. It’s time to give permanent protection to free-flowing rivers.

09 January 2017

China's ivory trade ban: how to make it work

Elephants will only be safe when decisive action is taken against the ivory traffickers who have been operating under the cover of the legal trade

07 January 2017

Alone, China's ban on ivory could make life worse for elephants

China has ordered all its legal ivory carvers and traders to get of the business by the end of the year. But it will have to do more if it really wants to stop poaching

06 January 2017

'Elephants are not the only victims': the lament of China's ivory lovers

For years China’s ivory carvers and collectors have been blamed for elephant poaching. Now their government is banning the ivory trade. How do they see their future?

06 January 2017

China ivory ban brings hope for elephants

Poachers are killing off elephants for their ivory tusks. China has announced it will shut down its ivory trade by the end of 2017. Will this help save the iconic animals?

05 January 2017

'Sliced' sea turtle found dead on Singapore beach

Singaporean animal lover Chandran V R witnessed a "very unsettling" sight at the start of his new year.

BBC

03 January 2017

World's smallest elephants killed for ivory in Borneo

Asian elephants have faced less poaching than their African cousins but the latest grisly finds have led conservationists to worry for their survival

03 January 2017

Conservationists get their talons out for Japan's owl cafes

Lucky’ owls are the latest animal to join Japan’s growing list of themed pet cafes but welfare groups are calling for the practice to sto.

03 January 2017