Asia

Eight million birds killed illegally at 20 Mediterranean locations each year

Scientists from BirdLife International estimate that 20 locations in the Mediterranean may be responsible for eight million individual birds being illegally killed or taken alive each year.

04 March 2016

CMS Takes Part in the Fourth IPBES Plenary Meeting

The Fourth Session of the Plenary of the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES-4) opened on Monday, 22 February 2016 in Kuala Lumpur. In the morning, participants met to hear opening statements from dignitaries and were updated on the implementation of the IPBES work programme.

25 February 2016

Possibly the biggest conservation blunder ever

What would we give for rhino poaching to stop? Is there a cost too great? What about sacrificing another species?

15 February 2016

Flying with the birds

Drinking water, food, a place to rest: Wetlands provide valuable services to humans and animals.

02 February 2016

Warm winter in west UP keeps migratory birds away

Warm winters are keeping birds away from the Soor Sarovar Wild Life Sanctuary in Agra.

24 January 2016

Israeli researchers develop ATLAS bird tracking device

Where do barn owls hunt their prey? How often do white storks cheat on their partners? Israeli researchers may get the answers with a tracking device suitable for small birds.

22 January 2016

Indian Government signs raptor conservation agreement

India has become the 54th country to sign the Memorandum of Understanding on the Conservation of Migratory Birds of Prey in Africa and Eurasia (Raptors MOU), an important international agreement to

21 January 2016

Hong Kong to introduce measures to fight ivory poaching

Hong Kong will introduce tougher legislation to tackle ivory poaching from elephants in Africa, Chief Executive CY Leung has said.

13 January 2016

More than 80 whales beached on India's southern coast – video

More than 80 whales are stranded on India’s southern coast. The short-finned pilot whales began washing up on beaches on Monday evening in the port town of Tuticorn in the Tamil Nadu state.

12 January 2016