Asia

Safe Passage for Mongolian Wildlife

Representatives of governments, industry, development banks, UN agencies, NGOs and scientists met in Ulaanbaatar from 24 to 28 August to find solutions to ensure that steppe animals are able to cross roads, railways and fences. The growing exploitation of the natural resources in the Gobi-Steppe ecosystem has led to a dramatic increase of transportation networks, required to meet increasing consumer demand for minerals. The existing roads and railroads have proven to be a significant barrier for wildlife migrations.

31 August 2015

India: No country for wild tigers?

Authorities seek to widen a road that would cut wildlife corridors and put the future sustainability of three tiger reserves at risk

31 August 2015

Saving our dugongs

A conservation project to protect the dugongs from a high risk of extinction in the future will commence in September 2015 with the support of a group of environmental organizations, despite the fa

30 August 2015

Tibetan crane's winter habitat under threat from Indian hydroelectric project

Hydropower project in eastern Himalayas will destroy migration site of ‘vulnerable’ black-necked cranes, conservationists claim

27 August 2015

Indien: Geier-Restaurants sollen bedrohte Greifvögel retten

Seit zwei Jahrzehnten sinkt die Zahl der Bengalgeier auf dem Indischen Kontinent dramatisch. Nun versucht der Staat, das Sterben durch Futterlieferungen aufzuhalten.

24 August 2015

Pakistan's top court bans the hunting of houbara bustard

The court also effectively canceled all houbara hunting licenses already issued.

20 August 2015

CMS Guidelines on Wildlife-friendly Infrastructure - Mongolia Leads Implementation

The Mongolian parliament has passed a national law implementing the CMS Guidelines on mitigating the impact of linear infrastructure and related disturbance on mammals in Central Asia just six months after they were adopted at COP11.

20 August 2015

Africa knows about China's evil poachers; now meet its conservation heroes

Stereotype of the greedy animal killers challenged: From the celebrities to the "average Joe" - the individuals striving to make a difference.

16 August 2015

Bangladesh police kill six alleged tiger poachers

Six suspected tiger poachers have been shot dead in a gunfight with Bangladeshi police at a hideout in the world's largest mangrove forest.

10 August 2015

Power projects to hit biodiversity in Arunachal Pradesh: study

Study proposes 20-year perspective plan for the development of the entire Tawang River Basin region

07 August 2015