Asia

Govt declares all protected areas ‘plastic free zones’

Ahead of the World Environment Day on June 5, the environment ministry has banned plastics in all protected areas around the country, thus declaring them “plastic free zones”.

28 April 2018

Midterm Review of the Central Asian Mammals Initiative (CAMI)

Range State representatives, scientists and conservation experts met last week at the International Academy for Nature Conservation on the German Isle of Vilm to review the implementation of the CMS Central Asian Mammals Initiative (CAMI), to discuss challenges and strategy for further action.

27 April 2018

Migratory vultures in India gaining resistance to bacteria

New Delhi, Apr 20 (IANS): In a most unusual wildlife health study, ornithologists trace the phenomenon of bacteria in a migratory vulture species that is gaining antibiotic resistance during its so

20 April 2018

Japan's renewable energy puzzle: solar push threatens environment

As the country rushes to cut carbon emissions by 26%, campaigners worry that forests and wildlife are being trampled

19 April 2018

Asia’s appetite for endangered species is relentless

Turning exotic species into meals, pets and snake oil is a big international business

19 April 2018

Last of the wild asses back from the brink

Wild asses are returning to the grasslands of Kazakhstan where they once roamed in large numbers.

BBC

18 April 2018

The endangered Asiatic lion faces a new threat: wildlife tourism

The lion’s growing population and dispersal outside Gir has spurred unregulated wildlife tourism.

07 April 2018

Gujarat, where there is a concern over disappearing lions

Gir in Gujarat, the last abode of Asiatic lions in Asia, has lost an alarmingly large number of the endangered wild cats in two years.

07 April 2018

Underwater with Sri Lanka's sperm whales – in pictures

The sperm whale may be one of the most successful animals in the ocean, boasting a global distribution that survived the toll of the 20th century, when whaling factory fleets took three million gre

05 April 2018