Asia

Birds bid early adieu to Kashmir as temperature rises

Hundreds of migratory birds are bidding an early adieu to Kashmir this year because of unusually hot temperatures and scant rain and snowfall.

10 March 2016

India inks pact for saving birds of prey

India has become the 56th country to sign a pact on conservation of birds of prey in Africa and Eurasia, a move that will help the country gain knowledge in effectively mana

10 March 2016

Asian bats show resistance to deadly white-nose syndrome

Researchers have found new clues about the deadly white-nose syndrome, a disease that has wiped out millions of bats in North America.

09 March 2016

Once extinct, world's last wild horse returns to Russian steppes

If the world's only surviving wild horses had a say in the matter, they might opt for a cosy stable and fresh daily oats, scientists studying them joke.

07 March 2016

2016/005: New Signatory to the 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

07 March 2016

Hong Kong’s white dolphin numbers down by 60 per cent in the last decade: WWF

Group of 100 experts submits recommendations to the government ahead of first ever Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan

04 March 2016

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