Asia

Japan's renewable energy puzzle: solar push threatens environment

As the country rushes to cut carbon emissions by 26%, campaigners worry that forests and wildlife are being trampled

19 April 2018

Asia’s appetite for endangered species is relentless

Turning exotic species into meals, pets and snake oil is a big international business

19 April 2018

Last of the wild asses back from the brink

Wild asses are returning to the grasslands of Kazakhstan where they once roamed in large numbers.

BBC

18 April 2018

The endangered Asiatic lion faces a new threat: wildlife tourism

The lion’s growing population and dispersal outside Gir has spurred unregulated wildlife tourism.

07 April 2018

Gujarat, where there is a concern over disappearing lions

Gir in Gujarat, the last abode of Asiatic lions in Asia, has lost an alarmingly large number of the endangered wild cats in two years.

07 April 2018

Underwater with Sri Lanka's sperm whales – in pictures

The sperm whale may be one of the most successful animals in the ocean, boasting a global distribution that survived the toll of the 20th century, when whaling factory fleets took three million gre

05 April 2018

Mumbai's leopards have killed humans – but could they also be saving lives?

Leopards roaming the Sanjay Gandhi National Park could be helping to control the city’s dangerous stray dog population, study suggests

23 March 2018

Indian man's fight to save whale sharks

Whale sharks are the world's largest fish, and are classified as endangered. In India, their survival has been put at risk by hunting or being caught in fishing nets.

19 March 2018

Opinion: Big Cats: Predators under Threat, World Wildlife Day

Wildlife tourism is not a viable option in Central Asia — the area is inaccessible and lacks the infrastructure which all but the hardiest of travellers want.

08 March 2018