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Guidelines for Addressing the Impact of Linear Infrastructure on Large Migratory Mammals in Central Asia

Guidelines describing the application of best practices to address the impacts of linear infrastructure
development at the project and national level in order to maintain connectivity for wildlife populations
in the face of growing infrastructure development in Central Asia.
19 October 2015

The bird that's more valuable than ivory

The illegal trade in elephant tusks is well reported, but there's a type of "ivory" that's even more valuable.

12 October 2015

Nations List 12 Vulture Species to Tackle Population Decline in Africa

A further eighteen birds of prey species have been listed at an international meeting of government representatives and experts this week in Trondheim, Norway. Seven of these species under threat are critically endangered according to the IUCN Red List.

09 October 2015

Chinese 'ivory queen' charged with smuggling 706 elephant tusks

Yang Feng Glan, kingpin between east African poaching syndicates and Chinese buyers, accused in Tanzania of smuggling ivory worth £1.62m

08 October 2015

Wildlife Management and Conservation in Central Asia: Regional Cooperation and International Partnership

The CMS vision for regional collaboration for wildlife management and conservation in Central Asia was presented at the international conference “Regional practices on sustainable use in hunting te

07 October 2015

Environmentalists Praise Wildlife Measures in Trans-Pacific Trade Pact

Environmentalists praised wildlife protections included in the sweeping Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal announced Monday, calling them groundbreaking.

05 October 2015

World Animal Day signals renewed campaign to end abusive elephant shows

Leading conservation charity World Animal Protection has renewed its plea for the tourism industry to put an end to abusive elephant rides and shows, calling on leading travel brands to join the gr

04 October 2015

By 2025, our seas may be filled with one ton of plastic for every three tons of fish

Dow Chemical and the Ocean Conservancy explain why they have formed an unlikely alliance to prevent plastic from choking the world’s oceans.

30 September 2015

Aral Sea crisis had tremendous impact on ecosystems of region

An exclusive interview given to the CA-News by Natalya Yakusheva, the coordinator for the Central Asian Mammal Initiative of the UN Convention on Migratory Species, otherwise known as the Bonn Conv

29 September 2015

China and US agree on ivory ban in bid to end illegal trade globally

The two largest markets for illegal ivory agree to enact a nearly complete ban on the import and export of ivory to help reduce the loss of elephants to poaching.

26 September 2015