Asia

Tragedy of the Common - The extinction crisis extends far beyond rare and endangered species

White-rumped vultures were one of the most common large birds on the planet. There were an estimated 40 million of them in India alone.

17 October 2017

PH submits draft resolution to enhance efforts in protecting migratory species

The Philippines has formally submitted to the Secretariat of the United Nations-led Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) a draft resoltuion calling over 120 nat

11 October 2017

Global plan to save vultures to be presented at wildlife summit

A multinational plan to thwart the sudden and severe decline in vultures across Africa,

10 October 2017

Les actions visant à sauver les vautours protègeront la santé humaine, selon les experts

Un plan multinational visant à stopper le déclin soudain et significatif des vautours en Afrique, en Asie et en Europe sera présenté lors d’un sommet important sur les espèces migratrices ce mois-ci. Les experts estiment que la majorité des vautours d’Afrique-Eurasie sont en danger critique d’extinction à l’état sauvage, principalement à cause de l’empoisonnement. À moins que des mesures de conservation efficaces ne soient mises en œuvre, il est fort probable que plusieurs de ces espèces s’éteignent dans un future proche, selon eux.

10 October 2017

Study provides photo evidence of snow leopards in Arunachal

A study about snow leopards in Arunachal Pradesh has yielded photographic evidence of the presence of the elusive species in the Thembang area of the north-eastern state.

06 October 2017

Lebanese Authorities will not leave hunters free to flout law

The Ministry of the Environment has today made a statement confirming the court summons of a citizen charged on two counts for infringements of the newly implemented Hunting Laws in Northern Lebano

05 October 2017

15 vulture species facing extinction set to get global protection

Fifteen species of vultures in 128 countries, including four that are critically endangered in India, may get a fresh lease of life with a 12-year multi-species coordinated action plan to conserve

24 September 2017

Urgent need to preserve wetlands

There was a time when the wetland diversity in North Bengal attracted a steady stream of winged migratory birds.

22 September 2017

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