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Asia

International Snow Leopard Day Celebrated for the Very First Time

Bonn, 22 October 2014 - Tomorrow is International Snow Leopard Day and it is being celebrated for the very first time this year, with special awareness raising and educational events being held in Bishkek Kyrgyzstan. Snow leopards are among the most enigmatic of wild cats. With between 4,500 and 7,500 animals remaining in the wild today, they are also among the most threatened.

22 October 2014

Tiger survival: mapping poaching and trafficking hotspots

The case of ‘Putin’s tiger’ recently put poaching into the media spotlight. In India, a new modelling exercise is helping to tackle the crime by mapping areas where tigers are most at risk

14 October 2014

Li Bingbing fights to protect endangered animals

Li, 41, has been a United Nations Environment Programme goodwill ambassador and helped launch several campaigns - including one to reduce demand for ivory -- with the UN and by herself in China

09 October 2014

CMS COP11 Topics Discussed at Preparatory Workshop in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

Bishkek/Bonn, 2 October 2014- The UNEP/CMS Secretariat, in conjunction with the Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (BfN) of Germany and the German GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH) in the framework of the project FLERMONECA (Forest and Biodiversity Governance, including Environmental Monitoring) which is financed by the European Union as well as with funding from Switzerland, successfully completed the Central Asia regional preparatory workshop for the 11th Conference of the Parties to CMS (COP11).

02 October 2014

Röttger: 'There's a need to invest in conservation now'

Asian countries have agreed to strengthen the conservation of large mammal species that migrate across Central Asia. Christiane Röttger talks to DW about the initiative and its objectives.

02 October 2014

Asian Countries Agree on Roadmap for the Conservation of Large Mammals

Bishkek, 25 September 2014 – Government and civil society representatives and key experts from 14 Asian countries agreed on a joint initiative to strengthen the conservation of 14 large mammal species that move across Central Asia such as the Saiga antelope, Mongolian gazelle, Snow leopard, Wild Camel and Argali mountain sheep.

25 September 2014

Experts get together in Beijing to discuss conservation of key sites for migratory birds in the Yellow Sea

Bonn, 23 September 2014 - Flyways around the world include key stopover sites that are essential for migratory birds to rest and refuel before continuing their journey. Delaware Bay in the Eastern Americas Flyway and the Wadden Sea in the African-Eurasian Flyway are good examples of such critical sites.

23 September 2014