Asia

Snow leopard population overestimated in Nepal? DNA study suggests it may be

In September 2014, Nepali zoologist Madhu Chetri asked his professor Morten Odden a strange question during their fieldwork.

23 August 2019

In Memoriam – Dr Lkhagvasuren Badamjav (1959-2019)

It is with great sadness that the staff at the CMS Secretariat learned of the passing of Dr Lkhagvasuren Badamjav, a long serving and well-respected member of the CMS Scientific Council.

07 August 2019

How one woman beat mining giants and saved rare snow leopards

A woman from Mongolia has won a prestigious environment award after successfully campaigning to stop mining firms destroying a critical habitat for snow leopards.

29 April 2019

Snow leopards thrive in Sanjiangyuan area thanks to gov't efforts to protect wild animals

Photo taken on Oct. 22, 2017 shows a snow leopard with its cub at Three-river-source National Park in northwest China's Qinghai Province

11 April 2019

Bringing 'Asia's zebras' back to the steppe

"Do you see them?" the radio crackled in the old Russian 4x4.  The driver tried to steer away from pits and ravines that he could barely see in the dark.

25 December 2018

Man's best friend, wildlife's worst enemy

They are our animal companions, first domesticated by humans as much as 50,000 years ago.

01 October 2018

Iran, UNDP prepare draft for Conservation of Asiatic Cheetah

Iran’s Department of Environment (DOE) and United Nations Development Program (UNDP) have jointly drawn up the draft of the Conservation of Asiatic Cheetah Project (CACP) phase III.

18 August 2018

Follow the New Silk Road

In the first part of a week-long series revealing the effects of China's Belt and Road Initiative on cities around the world, Jon Watts journeys from the steppes of Central Asia to the Black Sea an

30 July 2018

Global Dugong Genetics Project

The Global Dugong Genetics Project aims to examine the phylogeography of the dugong based on historical samples from throughout the dugong’s range. It will update conservation and management actions through mapping the distribution of discrete dugong populations; identifying historical and potential migratory routes; and highlighting small populations as a priority for conservation. The Project was a collaboration between James Cook University and Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University.

16 July 2018