Asia

China ivory ban brings hope for elephants

Poachers are killing off elephants for their ivory tusks. China has announced it will shut down its ivory trade by the end of 2017. Will this help save the iconic animals?

05 January 2017

'Sliced' sea turtle found dead on Singapore beach

Singaporean animal lover Chandran V R witnessed a "very unsettling" sight at the start of his new year.

BBC

03 January 2017

World's smallest elephants killed for ivory in Borneo

Asian elephants have faced less poaching than their African cousins but the latest grisly finds have led conservationists to worry for their survival

03 January 2017

Conservationists get their talons out for Japan's owl cafes

Lucky’ owls are the latest animal to join Japan’s growing list of themed pet cafes but welfare groups are calling for the practice to sto.

03 January 2017

China will Elfenbeinhandel verbieten

China gilt als weltweit größter Markt für Elfenbein. Nun hat die Regierung ein komplettes Handelsverbot angekündigt, Elefantenschützer loben die Entscheidung.

31 December 2016

China to ban ivory trade by the end of 2017

Dozens of trade venues to be closed in the next three months, in a move activists are calling ‘a gamechanger’

30 December 2016

Survival of Africa's great apes requires palm industry support, says report

Top scientists call for conservationists to work with companies to prevent a repeat of the south-east Asian destruction.

21 December 2016

Why Star Wars's Daisy Ridley joined forces with a girl from Mongolia

After becoming a global star for playing Rey in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, actress Daisy Ridley has produced her first film - The Eagle Huntress.

16 December 2016