South-East Asia

Vietnam warns of dire impact from planned Mekong dams

Study indicates ‘very high adverse effects’ on the environment and economy if 11 proposed dams are built on the lower mainstream Mekong river

05 April 2016

El viaje de Zeb Hogan a la búsqueda del pez de agua dulce más grande

El Dr. Zeb Hogan, consejero designado por la Conferencia de la CMS para el pescado y Profesor asistente de investigación de la Universidad de Nevada-Reno, ha dedicado los últimos 20 años al estudio de los ecosistemas de agua dulce del mundo. Recientemente hizo una presentación en el evento de TEDx para poner de relieve la importancia ecológica de las especies de peces de gran tamaño en el sistema del río Mekong y la necesidad de salvarlos de la extinción.

08 March 2016

Indigenous Communities Enhance Rainforest Biodiversity

Research findings that traditional methods of farm cultivation of indigenous communities support biodiversity are fuelling calls from conservationists not to relocate them outside Malaysia’s thinni

18 February 2016

Pangolins under threat in Vietnam

They are the most trafficked mammals in the world, yet many people have never heard of them. As pangolin numbers dwindle, conservationists in Vietnam are trying to save them.

16 February 2016

Climate change affects ASEAN biodiversity

Western scientific explanations are not sufficient to describe the implications of climate change for ASEAN biodiversity, as there are wide gaps in geo-ecological and socio-economic contexts betwee

16 February 2016

Rescuing Sumatran tigers on the Kampar peninsula

Traces of Sumatran tigers are found all over the peat zone of the Kampar peninsula in Riau, indicating the predators’ endless search for food and suitable habitats — and necessitating special rescu

16 February 2016

CMS Participates in the ASEAN Conference on Biodiversity 2016

Bangkok, 16 February 2016- The UNEP/CMS Secretariat is participating in the ASEAN Conference on Biodiversity 2016 taking place from 15 to 19 February 2016 in Bangkok, Thailand.

15 February 2016

ASAP: reversing decline of critically endangered species in Southeast Asia

Species in Southeast Asia are in crisis.

11 November 2015