Asia

Plucky duck: highest-flying fowl's Himalayan exploits revealed

Scientists have tracked the ruddy shelduck to 6,800 metres, making it the first duck known to fly at extreme high altitudes

06 September 2017

Saving olive ridley turtles of the Indian Ocean

Richard Aspinall talks to Martin Stelfox from the Olive Ridley project about protecting one of the world’s smallest turtles from ‘ghost fishing’ in the Maldives

31 August 2017

In a Fragile Partnership, Dolphins Help Catch Fish in Myanmar

On a recent sweltering afternoon on the Irrawaddy River, about 10 miles upstream from the city of Mandalay, a Burmese fisherman tapped a small teak dowel against the hull of his squat wooden boat,

31 August 2017

Snow Leopard Summit in Kyrgyzstan

Officials from all 12 Range States of the Snow Leopard met in Bishkek last week to discuss the possibility of further strengthening their collaborative efforts to conserve the mountain-dwelling cats. The Snow Leopard faces significant threats in the shape of poaching, targeted killing by herders protecting their livestock, lack of prey, shrinking habitats and climate change.

31 August 2017

Under pressure: the story behind China's ivory ban

This year, China’s government enacted a ban on ivory sales and started closing down carving workshops, despite ivory carving being seen as an ‘intangible cultural heritage’.

29 August 2017

Injured bird of prey gets a new lease of life in Sharjah

Environment and Protected Areas Authority treats and releases a common kestrel in Kalba mountains

25 August 2017

Scientists split over snow leopard status

Scientists are deeply divided on whether snow leopards are still endangered species, a BBC investigation has found.

BBC

24 August 2017

Asian pre-COP12 Workshop Held in Bonn

The third pre-COP12 workshop took place at the UN Campus in Bonn from 15 to 17 August for participants representing Parties in Asia.

21 August 2017

Whale Shark Found Dead, Plastic Spoon Stuck in Digestive System

"The cause of death is found to be heavy internal injuries it has suffered when it either hit a rock or a big vessel," local wildlife ranger S Sathish told the Times of India.

10 August 2017