Asia

Blueprint for the Recovery of South Asia's Critically Endangered Gyps Vultures (SAVE Blueprint)

Twenty years ago there were tens of millions of vultures in the Indian subcontinent. They provided a valuable ecosystem service by disposing of millions of tonnes of waste carrion from dead cattle each year. Now they, and the services they provided, are nearly all gone.
 
27 April 2020

New Atlas Helps Remove Barriers to Animal Migration in Central Asia

The UN Convention on Migratory Species (CMS) has launched the Central Asian Mammals Migration and Linear Infrastructure Atlas to help ensure the survival of migratory wildlife in this important region. Featured in the Atlas are the Asiatic Cheetah, the Snow Leopard, as well as antelopes, deer, gazelles, wild horses and yaks which undertake long-distance journeys across the steppes, deserts and mountains of Central Asia to reach their feeding and breeding grounds.

04 December 2019

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