South-West Asia

Risk to Red Sea Whales and Dolphins a Concern, Says New Report

The first-ever comprehensive review of whale and dolphin populations in the Red Sea has raised concerns about threats to these migrant species in a marine region where they were thought to be largely sheltered from the impacts of human activity and climate change. A major new report by the Bonn-based Convention on Migratory Species (CMS) provides the only complete record of cetaceans in the Red Sea, which is crossed by some of the most important shipping lanes in the world.

24 October 2017

Half of Arabian Seas sharks, rays, and chimaeras at risk of extinction: EAD

The results of the 2017 IUCN 'Regional Red List' assessment of 153 species of chondrichthyan fishes (sharks, rays, and chimaeras) indicate that the Arabian Sea and adjacent waters are home to some

19 September 2017

A record 448 flamingo chicks born in Abu Dhabi

The highest number of chicks born in seven years at Al Wathba Wetland Reserve

22 August 2017

Au Koweït, un important trafic de guépards «de compagnie»

Le chemin de contrebande de ces félins commencerait en Éthiopie, en Somalie et au nord du Kenya.

22 August 2017

Egyptian bird species seen thriving in Dubai

Wildlife expert finds 19 Egyptian Nightjars at Al Qudra Lakes

Gulf News

30 July 2017

Conservationists condemn killing of ‘beautiful, harmless’ whale shark in Aqaba

Marine Conservation Society of Jordan (JREDS) on Saturday called on authorities to open an investigation into the killing of a whale shark in Aqaba.

16 July 2017

Microplastics found in waters off Qatar

The first evidence of prevalence of microplastics in Gulf seawater, specifically in the marine waters off Qatar, has been documented through a research study conducted by senior researchers from Qa

19 June 2017

“Stop the Killing”: Lebanese President speaks out for migratory birds

Lebanon's President, Michel Aoun, has made a heartfelt pledge to prevent the annual slaughter of the thousands of migratory birds who fly over the small Middle Eastern state twice a year.

05 April 2017