Asia

Kazakhstan's mass antelope deaths mystify conservationists

With over 19,000 carcasses buried and more deaths expected officials are no closer to determining the cause of the catastrophe.

21 May 2015

Update: More than 27,000 Saigas Confirmed Dead: CMS Sends Out Emergency Expert Mission

In response to a request from Kazakhstan, the CMS Secretariat is sending out an expert mission today to strengthen work to identify the cause of the current saiga die-off.

21 May 2015

This is what $6m of ivory looks like – big picture

Authorities in Singapore made the biggest seizure in a decade of ivory and other exotic animal parts, hidden among tea leaves in two containers shipped from Kenya for Vietnam.

20 May 2015

В Костанайской области продолжается массовый падеж сайгаков

На юге Костанайской области продолжается массовый падеж сайгаков. Гибель зафиксирована в природном резервате «Алтын Дала».

20 May 2015

More than 10,000 Saigas Found Dead in Central Kazakhstan

About 10,000 saigas have been found dead in Amangeldy district of the Kostanay region in Central Kazakhstan.

19 May 2015

Injured sea turtle gets 3D printed jaw

A 3D-printed beak has been fitted to a sea turtle injured by a collision with a boat's propeller.

BBC

18 May 2015

Fears grow that invasive bird species may cause havoc here

Destructive Quelea birds have landed in Singapore and nature lovers are calling for action to be taken to protect local biodiversity

15 May 2015

Emirates Airlines Bans Hunting Trophies of Lions, Rhinos

The world’s biggest international carrier joins South African Airways in banning transport of trophies of exotic wildlife such as elephants and rhinos.

14 May 2015

India's Asiatic lion population rising

Census finds 27% increase in number of endangered lions found in their only habitat in the world – the Gir forest of Gujarat

11 May 2015

Kampf gegen Nashorn-Wilderei: 38 von 8000 Kilo

2014 töteten Wilderer in Südafrika so viele Nashörner wie nie zuvor, sie verkauften geschätzte 8000 Kilo Hörner auf dem Schwarzmarkt. Nun wurden 38 Kilo entdeckt - in Vietnam.

11 May 2015