Asia

Himalayan birds throng agricultural lands in winter, but many breed in forests

Despite the high altitudes and harsh winters, the Himalayas are a global biodiversity hotspot, home to 10 percent of the world’s bird species.

02 August 2018

Asian plastic is choking the world's oceans

More than 80% of marine plastic pollution comes from Asia

01 August 2018

Follow the New Silk Road

In the first part of a week-long series revealing the effects of China's Belt and Road Initiative on cities around the world, Jon Watts journeys from the steppes of Central Asia to the Black Sea an

30 July 2018

29 juillet, journée internationale du Tigre

Le 29 juillet 2018 est la journée internationale dédiée au Tigre. L'espèce vie dans 13 pays d'Asie. On en compte plus que 3890 à l'état sauvage.

29 July 2018

ASEAN intensifies conservation of protected areas

ON THE second day of the 22nd Meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical, and Technological Advice (SBSTTA 22) of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) on July 3, 2018 in Montre

12 July 2018

Need to combat invasive alien species stressed

MONTREAL, Canada– Indonesia, supported by the ASEAN Member States, made a statement on the issue of the proliferation of invasive alien species (IAS) during the 22nd Meeting of the Subsidiary Body

12 July 2018

Global Dugong Genetics Project

The Global Dugong Genetics Project aims to examine the phylogeography of the dugong based on historical samples from throughout the dugong’s range. It will update conservation and management actions through mapping the distribution of discrete dugong populations; identifying historical and potential migratory routes; and highlighting small populations as a priority for conservation. The Project was a collaboration between James Cook University and Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University.

16 July 2018

Dugong and Seagrass Research Toolkit

The Dugong and Seagrass Research Toolkit is an initiative by TOTAL, Total Abu Al Bukhoosh, Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi and CMS Dugong MOU to provide an easily accessible online resource that incorporates decision-making for the selection of the most appropriate methodologies for studies of dugongs, seagrasses and the associated human communities.

16 July 2018

Japan's appetite for eel could see it share fate of bluefin tuna

Diners eat eel for an energy boost in summer, but its popularity has depleted stocks

06 July 2018

L'huile de palme est une catastrophe écologique (mais l'interdire serait pire encore)

Un rapport international souligne les énormes dégâts générés par les plantations de palmiers à huile, tout en reconnaissant que les remplacer par d'autres plantations d'oléagineux serait bien pire.

27 June 2018