Asia

New Conservation Boost for Sharks in the Red Sea and Indian Ocean

Efforts to conserve migratory sharks have been strengthened at a workshop on shark conservation supported by the UN.

17 February 2014

Vultures: Nature’s rubbish collectors who never strike

Vultures are often derided for being ugly and smelly, but these incredibly efficient scavengers help humanity by eating dead animals.

11 February 2014

Dugong, Seagrass and Coastal Communities Initiative

The Dugong, Seagrass and Coastal Communities Initiative encompasses complementary activities to support the conservation of dugongs and their seagrass habitats throughout the over 40 Range States.

14 March 2014

2014/006: Invitation to Contribute to the Development of the Central Asia Initiative

The Secretariat of the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) is pleased to announce that the Central Asia Initiative targeting the conservation of large mammals

03 February 2014

Avian Influenza (H5N8) Outbreak in Republic of Korea – Statement from the Scientific Task Force on Avian Influenza and Wild Birds

Bonn, 28 January 2014 – The Scientific Task Force on Avian Influenza and Wild Birds has responded to the reported outbreak of Avian Flu strain H5N8 among domestic poultry in the Re

31 January 2014

International Experts Meet in Edinburgh to Plan the Conservation of Migratory Birds of Prey

Edinburgh, 20 January 2014 - International experts on birds of prey will convene today in Edinburgh, Scotland, to review conservation priorities within the framework of a UN agreement on migratory raptors in Africa and Eurasia. It is the First Meeting of the Technical Advisory Group to the Memorandum of Understanding on the Conservation of Migratory Birds of Prey in Africa and Eurasia (Raptors MOU) and will be held over four days.

21 January 2014

UN General Assembly Proclaims 3 March as World Wildlife Day

The United Nations is highlighting the intrinsic values and contributions of wild animals and plants, particularly endangered and protected species, by devoting 3 March as ‘World Wildlife Day.’ In

15 January 2014

Safe Flyways for the Siberian Crane

A flyway approach conserves some of Asia’s most beautiful wetlands and waterbirds

Terminal Report of the UNEP/GEF Siberian Crane Wetland Project:
Development of a Wetland Site and Flyway Network for Conservation of the
Siberian Crane and Other Migratory Waterbirds in Asia, GF/2712-03-4627

26 November 2013