Western Pacific

Whale sharks inch closer to extinction

Both whale sharks and winghead sharks have been up-listed from Vulnerable to Endangered on the IUCN Red List.

19 July 2016

Cloud rats of the sky islands: 28 new mammal species found in the Philippines

New research reveals that the Philippines may have the greatest concentration of unique mammal species on earth, as scientists introduce a host of furry new characters from its main island of Luzon

19 July 2016

Oliv-Bastardschildkröten: Baby Shower auf den Philippinen

Schildkrötennachwuchs: Auf den Philippinen sind Hunderte kleine Meeresschildkröten geschlüpft.

29 February 2016

Stray dugong saved in herculean rescue will be flown to Queensland by RAAF

Crowds cheer as ailing marine animal successfully netted in Merimbula Lake from where it will be airlifted to its Queensland home

21 January 2016

LGUs, resort owners told: Help save ‘pawikan’ from extinction

The country’s top biodiversity official on Monday urged local governments and owners of private beach resorts to help save the endangered marine turtles, or

05 January 2016

Study: Conservation Priorities for Shark and Ray Species included and proposed for inclusion in Annex 1 to the CMS Sharks MOU

The Sharks MOU has defined general objectives for the conservation and management of species and populations listed in Annex 1 of the MOU, which are further detailed in a global Conservation Plan for migratory Sharks (Annex 3 to the MOU).
18 October 2015

World's oceans facing biggest coral die-off in history, scientists warn

A third global bleaching of coral reefs is underway following a massive and persistent underwater heatwav.

08 October 2015

Bird flies 16,000-kilometre Pacific circuit for no clear reason

Who actually enjoys long-haul flights? One seabird seems to – the ancient murrelet.

07 August 2015

Turtle-cam Reveals Unique View of Great Barrier Reef

A small high-quality camera has been attached to the shell of a turtle giving a unique view of Australia's Great Barrier Reef

02 July 2015

Proteger a los tiburones para salvar a la comunidad

El ecoturismo resucita la localidad filipina de Donsol gracias a los escualos en un ejemplo para la conservación de la especie

30 June 2015