Asia

Diversity, Habitat Distribution, and Indigenous Hunting of Marine Turtles in the Calamian Islands, Palawan, Republic of the Philippines

All of the world’s seven species of marine turtle are threatened by a multitude of anthropogenic pressures across all stages of their life history. The Calamian Islands, Palawan, Philippines provide important foraging and nesting grounds for four species: green turtles (Chelonia mydas), hawksbill turtles (Eretmochelys imbricata), loggerheads (Caretta caretta), and leatherbacks (Dermochelys coriacea).

13 September 2018

Mumbai's leopards have killed humans – but could they also be saving lives?

Leopards roaming the Sanjay Gandhi National Park could be helping to control the city’s dangerous stray dog population, study suggests

23 March 2018

Genetic Structure and Diversity of Green Sea Turtle (Chelonia mydas) from South China Sea inferred by mtDNA control region sequence

We analyzed 88 control region sequences of green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas) from around Hainan Island in the South China Sea. These sequences had a length of 489 bp and revealed 8 mtDNA haplotypes of which four haplotypes (CMC1, CMC4, CMC7, and CMC8) had not been discovered before. Haplotype diversity (h) and nucleotide diversity (π) were 0.45 ± 0.054 and 0.0035 ± 0.0014, respectively. Neighbor-Joining tree based on control region sequences revealed that genetic relationship between green sea turtles from the South China Sea and from Japan Sea were very close.

13 September 2018

Indian man's fight to save whale sharks

Whale sharks are the world's largest fish, and are classified as endangered. In India, their survival has been put at risk by hunting or being caught in fishing nets.

19 March 2018

Opinion: Big Cats: Predators under Threat, World Wildlife Day

Wildlife tourism is not a viable option in Central Asia — the area is inaccessible and lacks the infrastructure which all but the hardiest of travellers want.

08 March 2018

Tigers are rapidly disappearing all across SE Asia

One-third of conservation areas risk losing their endangered cats, WWF warns

28 February 2018

One million birds killed illegally every year at a wildlife site in Iran

Conservationists sound alarm over unprecedented slaughter of rare and endangered species by hunters at three lagoons

25 February 2018

Nouveau mystère sur l'origine des chevaux domestiques

Des analyses génétiques montrent que les premiers équidés connus, apprivoisés il y a 5000 ans, ne sont pas les ancêtres des chevaux actuels.

23 February 2018

Die Legende von den letzten Wildpferden

In den Steppen der Mongolei leben seit einigen Jahren wieder Exemplare der fast ausgestorbenen Przewalski-Pferde, sie werden als letzte Wildpferde angesehen.

23 February 2018