Asia

International Migratory Waterbird Conference Kicks Off in Bonn

Waterbird populations across the African-Eurasian flyway are on a downward trend, with declining populations outstripping growing ones by almost 50 per cent, shows the latest conservation status report compiled for the Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds (AEWA) – an inter-governmental treaty administered by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

06 November 2015

Half the world's saiga antelopes died in two weeks. Now what?

A massive and mysterious die off in the spring/summer of 2015 killed tens of thousands of saiga, an Asian antelope

03 November 2015

Half of world's rare antelope population died within weeks

Scientists are struggling to explain the mass die-off of at least 150,000 endangered saiga antelopes in Kazakhstan earlier this year.

03 November 2015

Countries Agree on Actions to Help Save Saiga Antelopes

Saiga Range Countries and Experts Convene in Tashkent Following Saiga Mass Mortality Event

03 November 2015

70 Percent of the World's Saiga Antelopes Mysteriously Wiped Out

With their fleshy noses and delicately curved horns, the unusual looking Saiga antelopes (Saiga tatarica) appear like a creature from another world.

03 November 2015

The Black-faced Spoonbill: Asia’s beloved wading bird fights for space

This charismatic wading bird saw its numbers soar from just 288 individuals in the 1980’s, to over 3,000 in 2015, but coastal developers will need to find a way to share intertidal areas with these

02 November 2015

More Than Half of Entire Species of Saigas Gone in Mysterious Die-Off

Scientists now estimate that at least 211,000 endangered saiga antelopes — 88 percent of the Betpak-dala population in Kazakhstan and more than half of the species — died

02 November 2015

Countries in South and South-East Asia are Trained to Conserve Migratory Animals

Quezon City / Bonn, 27 October 2015– The Secretariat of the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) is for the very first time organizing a capaci

26 October 2015

Saiga Conservation: Setting the Roadmap for the Years to Come

Tashkent / Bonn, 26 October 2015 – The Third Meeting of the Signatories to the Memorandum of Understanding concerning Conservation, Restoration and Sustainable Use of the Saiga Antelope (Saiga MOU) and Technical Workshop for saiga antelope experts is taking place this week from 26 to 29 October 2015 in Tashkent, Uzbekistan with representatives of governments, UN agencies, NGOs and academia in attendance.

26 October 2015