Asia

Russia's rare snow leopards find protection in camera traps

In the remote Altai mountains, cameras traps are shedding light on the secret lives of these elusive animals, enabling researchers to identify individual leopards in the first ever nationwide censu

10 March 2017

Wenn Mensch und Tiger aufeinandertreffen

Ein Tiger spaziert durch ein Dorf, und ein Leopard streift durch Kathmandu: Das kann tödliche Folgen haben, für Tier und Mensch. Die Universität Siegen versucht, beiden Seiten zu helfen.

09 March 2017

A Conference in Lebanon Highlights the Need to Regulate Hunting of Migratory Birds

Lebanon is a country of extraordinary importance for migratory birds since it lies at the heart of the Rift Valley-Red Sea Flyway on the eastern edge of the Mediterranean Sea. Every year thousands of birds migrate across Lebanon during the autumn season towards their wintering grounds in Africa and return in the spring time to their breeding areas in Eurasia. These birds are mainly waterbirds, raptors and songbirds. Among them there are several globally threatened species such as the Dalmatian Pelican, Greater Spotted Eagle, Imperial Eagle, White-tailed Eagle, Egyptian Vulture, Pallid Harrier and Lesser Kestrel. Great numbers of White Storks and Lesser-spotted Eagles also overfly Lebanon during their migration.

09 March 2017

El viaje ilegal de la angula: del Guadalquivir a los mercados de China

Estar podrido de dinero debe de ser algo parecido a lo que se encontraron los guardias civiles del Seprona en un registro en febrero: tres cajas de poliespán llenas de fajos de billetes podridos.

08 March 2017

Why the world needs zoos

The ongoing extinction crises shows that zoos are needed - even for common species.

The Guardian

08 March 2017

Schildkröte als Sparschwein: Ärzte entfernten fast 1.000 Münzen aus Magen

Weibchen wird nunmehr "Sparschwein" gerufen und soll nach Genesung ausgewildert werden - derstandard.at/2000053667640/Schildkroete-als-Sparschwein-

06 March 2017

Can elephants and humans live together?

Berserk beasts, trashed crops, vengeful villagers: tales of ‘conflict’ come thick and fast as humans and elephants are forced into closer contact. But does it have to be war?

06 March 2017

More than 900 coins removed from turtle's stomach in Thailand

Twenty-five-year-old green sea turtle nicknamed Bank swallowed money thrown into her pool by tourists seeking good luck.

06 March 2017

Andhra Pradesh and WTO to promote sustainable tourism

Initiative to be launched in Berlin on March 8; themes in focus include sustainable fishing and beach tourism

06 March 2017

Plastic pollution blights Bay of Bengal – in pictures

In India, 6,000 tonnes of plastic waste lies uncollected every day.

02 March 2017