Asia

Hong Kong launches bill to ban domestic ivory trade

The move follows demonstrations in the city and the decision by China to ban their own trade

26 June 2017

Anti-poaching drive brings Siberia’s tigers back from brink

A WWF appeal aims to highlight the threat of habitat destruction and climate change on wild populations

24 June 2017

Seltene Przewalski-Pferde in Mongolei geflogen

Der Prager Zoo züchtet Przewalski-Pferde, die einzigen erhaltenen Wildpferde. Vier der Tiere wurden nun in ihre ursprüngliche Heimat, die Mongolei, geflogen.

20 June 2017

Astola Island, the first marine protected area of Pakistan

In a historic first, Pakistan largest offshore island, Jazira Haft Talar, better known as Astola was declared as a Marine Protected Area (MPA) on June 15, 2017

16 June 2017

Kabul becomes a protected site for migratory birds

A rare Afghan marsh that was once a royal hunting ground is set to come under the official protection of the UN environment agency, with the aim of saving hundreds of migratory bird species.

14 June 2017

Leopards revel in Siswan's nights

A comprehensive capture of the faunal diversity of the Siswan-Mirzapur belt using 35 day and night camera traps has established the presence of at least three leopards attended by a rich prey base

14 June 2017

China's ivory ban sparks dramatic drop in prices across Asia

Prices of raw ivory in Vietnam have fallen, which traders are linking to China’s announcement of its domestic ivory ban, according to new research

02 June 2017

Global Experts Fly In To Save Asia’s Biggest Bird

Great Bustard experts from across the globe met in Ulaanbaatar from 24 to 30 May to plan the conservation of the Great Bustard in Asia. The Great Bustard is the heaviest bird capable of flight and in Asia are even rarer than snow leopards. The conference hosted experts from nine countries, including China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, the Russian Federation, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, the United Kingdom and the USA, and included contributions from Iran and Turkmenistan.

01 June 2017

Video zeigt seltenen Riesenmaulhai

Einen Riesenmaulhai bekommen Forscher nur selten zu sehen. In Japan ist ein Exemplar nun beobachtet worden. Es war der Beginn einer Tragödie.

30 May 2017

Leopards Love Indian Tea Gardens

In north-eastern Indian tea gardens, the presence of leopards does not necessarily lead to conflicts with people.

26 May 2017