Asia

Snow leopard no longer 'endangered'

Has the chilling threat of extinction worn off at last for the long-endangered snow leopard?

BBC

14 September 2017

Saving the elusive snow leopard

Kunak was on his way to becoming a circus performer when he was saved by forest rangers.

12 September 2017

Kazakhstan to reintroduce wild tigers after 70-year absence

Project supported by WWF is likely to take many years and involves creation of nature reserve and restoration of forest

The Guardian

08 September 2017

Saving olive ridley turtles of the Indian Ocean

Richard Aspinall talks to Martin Stelfox from the Olive Ridley project about protecting one of the world’s smallest turtles from ‘ghost fishing’ in the Maldives

31 August 2017

In a Fragile Partnership, Dolphins Help Catch Fish in Myanmar

On a recent sweltering afternoon on the Irrawaddy River, about 10 miles upstream from the city of Mandalay, a Burmese fisherman tapped a small teak dowel against the hull of his squat wooden boat,

31 August 2017

Snow Leopard Summit in Kyrgyzstan

Officials from all 12 Range States of the Snow Leopard met in Bishkek last week to discuss the possibility of further strengthening their collaborative efforts to conserve the mountain-dwelling cats. The Snow Leopard faces significant threats in the shape of poaching, targeted killing by herders protecting their livestock, lack of prey, shrinking habitats and climate change.

31 August 2017

Under pressure: the story behind China's ivory ban

This year, China’s government enacted a ban on ivory sales and started closing down carving workshops, despite ivory carving being seen as an ‘intangible cultural heritage’.

29 August 2017

Injured bird of prey gets a new lease of life in Sharjah

Environment and Protected Areas Authority treats and releases a common kestrel in Kalba mountains

25 August 2017

Scientists split over snow leopard status

Scientists are deeply divided on whether snow leopards are still endangered species, a BBC investigation has found.

BBC

24 August 2017