South-West Asia

Hatching success of Hawksbill sea turtles (Eretmochelys imbricata) in a protected hatchery site in Nakhiloo Island, Persian Gulf

Hawksbill sea turtle is one of the two important marine turtles, breeding and nesting regularly in the Iran beaches of the Persian Gulf. Hawksbill turtles are critically endangered and there is very little information regarding their Indian Northwest population. Thirty eight nests of Eretmochelys imbricata were monitored during the nesting season in Nakhiloo Island. Half of the nests were transferred into a protected hatchery site, in which there were no risk of predation and high-tide inundation. All nests were closely monitored during the incubation period.

13 September 2018

Iran : les braconniers créent des lacs entiers pour braconner des millions d’oiseaux

C’est un labyrinthe de filets dans lequel sont coincés dans centaines d’oiseaux, prêts à être abattus par leurs braconniers.

23 March 2018

Olive Ridley Turtles Are Back At Mumbai's Versova Beach After 20 Years

Olive Ridley turtles are back in Mumbai's Versova beach, thanks to the beach clean up drive of green crusaders.

23 March 2018

Marine Turtles of the Red Sea

Marine turtles are long-lived reptiles that appeared on Earth in the late Triassic. There are seven extant species worldwide, five of which can be found in the Red Sea: the green turtle, the hawksbill turtle, the loggerhead turtle, the olive ridley turtle and the leatherback turtle.

14 September 2018

Five dugongs wash up on Saadiyat beach in 'harsh blow' for the species

The mammals probably died after getting entangled in Illegal fishing nets known as hiyali, Environment Agency Abu Dhabi believes

17 February 2018

Asiatic cheetahs on the brink of extinction with only 50 left alive

With UN funds being cut this month, conservationists call for last-ditch effort to save animal which clings on only in Iran

16 December 2017

Protecting the Red Sea from Shipping

The Red Sea has been flagged up as an environmentally sensitive area by researchers, with live coral reefs at constant risk of extinction from intense shipping activities and poor tourism practices

14 December 2017

Migratory Birds Are Being Driven Northward by Climate Change

Climate change is pushing the wintering grounds of millions of migratory birds north from Africa into the Middle East, Israeli experts report.

28 November 2017

Arabian Eagle Owl discovered in UAE

Previously unsighted species inhabits Hajar Mountains in Eastern Region

Gulf News

21 November 2017