Follow China’s example, shut down ivory factories and shops, UN agency urges countries

Applauding the Chinese Government’s closure of many of its ivory factories and retail outlets, the United Nations environment wing has called on other countries and territories to follow China’s ex

03 April 2017

Can China's ivory trade ban save elephants?

Liu Fenghai has made his fortune in the ivory trade. There was a time when he had 25 craftsmen working exclusively on elephant ivory at his factory in the northern city of Harbin.

31 March 2017

China schließt Elfenbein-Geschäfte

Noch darf in China legal Elfenbein verkauft werden. Doch damit soll bald Schluss sein. Die ersten Verkaufsstellungen und Verarbeitungsbetriebe wurden bereits dichtgemacht.

31 March 2017

Can putting a dollar value on ecosystems save them?

Countries need to do more to protect areas that may not be important for biodiversity, but provide key ecosystem services such flood mitigation and water and soil retention, says environmentalist Z

28 March 2017

The Road to Extinction

How the boom in Asia's transportation sector theratens biodiversity

28 March 2017

India’s Flamingo Hub Will Cease to be a Flamingo Graveyard?

Flamingoes have been known to fly into high-tension wires strung over saline wetlands, where the birds like to feed, but efforts to take the wires down have seldom succeeded.

28 March 2017

Diez viajes emocionantes para ver animales salvajes

Del Ártico a la sabana africana, enclaves para observar osos polares, leopardos, gorilas o el mágico movimiento de las belugas

27 March 2017

Villagers urged to swap fishing for ecotourism

The Tourism Minister has called on riverside communities in Kratie and Stung Treng provinces to avoid fishing in

24 March 2017

Endangered ibises benefit from joining egret flocks

Birds benefit from flocking together -- even when they're not of a feather.

22 March 2017

Sea otters ahead of dolphins in using tools

Sea otters may have been using stone tools for thousands or even millions of years, according to scientists. 


22 March 2017