Asia

Census takers search for Siberian tigers in Russia's east

More than 2,000 people at work in wilderness to see if presidential interest and stiff sentences for hunters have reversed Siberian tigers’ decline

18 February 2015

CMS Secretariat Statement on the Taiji Drive Hunt

The Secretariat has received a number of messages from around the world expressing concern at the Taiji dolphin drive hunts.

12 February 2015

Dhobab: Yemen's Bird Sanctuary

The coastlines and islands of Bab Al-Mandeb (“Gateway of Anguish”)—a strait separating southwest Yemen from Djibouti and Eritrea, connecting the Red Sea with the Gulf of Aden—provides refuge for hu

10 February 2015

Pesticides may have killed birds in Sultanpur bird sanctuary

Bird flu may not have been the cause behind the deaths of 47 birds at Sultanpur sanctuary in Gurgaon recently. Officials now suspect something more lethal.

09 February 2015

2015/004: New Signatory to the UNEP/CMS Raptors MOU

The Secretariat of the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) in its capacity as Depositary of the Memorandum of Understanding on the Conservation of Migrator

28 January 2015

Tiger increase in India 'proof of the benefits of tourism'

India’s tiger population has grown by 30 per cent, according to its government, rising from 1,706 four years ago to 2,226 in 2014

21 January 2015

En Inde, le nombre de tigres a augmenté de 30 % depuis 2010

L'Inde, qui abrite la majorité des tigres dans le monde, a enregistré une hausse de 30 % de la

20 January 2015

Huge Blue Whale Colony Discovered in Sri Lanka

There was a time when Blue whales were hunted almost to extinction. That changed in 1966 when protective laws were enacted to save the blues, the largest animal on earth.

18 January 2015

Sauerstoffmangel: Gänse überqueren Himalaja im Achterbahnflug

Ihr Weg ist lang und beschwerlich - Streifengänse gehören zu den wenigen Vögeln, die das Himalaja-Gebirge überqueren.

16 January 2015

El secreto de los gansos para cruzar el Himalaya

Un estudio desvela cómo los ánsares superan la cordillera más alta del mundo volando lo más bajo posible, de noche y sin apenas ayuda de las corrientes de aire

15 January 2015