Asia

Thai customs officers seize largest ever haul of elephant ivory worth US$6 million

Thai customs officers display four tonnes of African elephant ivory worth US$6 million that was seized at a Bangkok port in a container labelled as beans, in the kingdom's largest ever haul of its

20 April 2015

Pakistan's snow leopards: Both feared and sought

Snow leopards have been forced to the edge of extinction by hunting and human encroachment and are now one of the world's most endangered animals.

12 April 2015

Devastating Blow to Captive Breeding Efforts for the Critically Endangered Saiga Antelope

The leading captive breeding centre for Saiga antelopes (Saiga spp.) has lost almost its entire stock of animals as a result of an unidentified disease. The Centre for Wild Animals of Kalmykia in the Russian Federation is known internationally for its contribution to saiga research and conservation, thereby playing an important part in implementing the CMS Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Saiga Antelopes.

09 April 2015

In Vietnam, Rampant Wildlife Smuggling Prompts Little Concern

U MINH, Vietnam — Luc Van Ho slips through a tangled thicket of jungle, graceful as a dancer.

30 March 2015

SHC directs centre, provincial govts to curb smuggling of wildlife species

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court has ruled that every citizen has the right to a clean environment with natural habitat and wildlife under Article 9 of the Constituti

25 March 2015

Le Japon jette de la viande de baleine pleine de pesticides

Le ministère de la santé japonais a annoncé, mercredi 11 mars, avoir été contraint de jeter de la viande de baleine importée de Norvège contenant deux fois plus de pestic
13 March 2015

Safe Flyways: New Project to Increase Waterbird Monitoring in Central Asia

The Siberian Crane is a majestic migratory bird. In the summer, it lives and breeds in Arctic Russia before flying thousands of kilometers south to spend the winter in Iran, India or China.

13 March 2015

20 Himalayan Griffon vultures found dead in Sivasagar

JORHAT: At least 20 Himalayan Griffon vultures died after consuming poison in a paddy field at Lahon Gaon in the Konwarpur area of Sivasagar district on Saturday. Forest officials rescued seven other ailing vultures from the field and all are under treatment.

09 March 2015

Prince William ends China tour visiting the elephants he seeks to protect

Duke of Cambridge’s final day in China saw him focus on the threat to Africa’s wildlife from the ivory trade with a visit to the country’s last elephant population at a Yunnan reserve.

04 March 2015

Prince William in China: illegal wildlife trade a 'vicious form of criminality'

Duke of Cambridge calls for China to be a world leader in the fight against illegal trade in endangered animals such as elephants, rhino and pangolins on the last day of his visit to the country.

04 March 2015