Eurasia

New International Conservation Actions Agreed for Saiga Antelopes

Kazakhstan, Mongolia, the Russian Federation, and Uzbekistan agreed on new joint conservation measures to conserve the Saiga Antelope under the United Nations’ Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS). For the next five years, the international Work Programme for the Saiga Antelope will provide a new framework to conserve and sustainably use the species throughout its migratory range.

27 October 2021

The Sustainable Use of Saiga Antelopes: Perspectives and Prospects

The main international instrument for the conservation of the Saiga is the Memorandum of Understanding concerning the Conservation, Restoration and Sustainable Use of the Saiga Antelope (Saiga spp), the "saiga MOU". The long-term vision of the Saiga MOU, which all Range States and cooperating organizations have signed up to, is to restore Saiga populations to the point at which sustainable use can be envisioned.

27 October 2021

Turkmenistan Accedes to CMS and AEWA

Turkmenistan has acceded to the Convention becoming the 132nd Party and bringing membership in the Asian region to 20. Turkmenistan has also acceded to the African-Eurasian Waterbird Agreement (AEWA) bringing the number of Parties to that Agreement to 82.

31 December 2020

Waste fishing gear threatens Ganges wildlife

Waste fishing gear in the River Ganges poses a threat to wildlife including ot

25 November 2020

Eurasian Curlew visits Kathmandu after 50 years

Once abundant, the numbers of these birds of passage have dropped alarmingly i

28 September 2020

Rare pattern observed in migrating common swifts

Compared with other migratory birds, the common swift follows a very unusual p

15 September 2020

Swimming with sharks – off Pembrokeshire

You don’t need to travel to the Caribbean or Indian Ocean for an exotic experi

15 August 2020