Asia

Ceremony Held to Hand Over Site Network Certificate for Con Dao National Park

On 13 November 2020, the Directorate of Fisheries (DFISH) under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) of the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam convened a ceremony to recognize Con Dao National Park as the 11th Site of the Network of Sites of Importance for Marine Turtles in the Indian Ocean - South-East Asia Region.  Con Dao National Park was accepted as a Site following the decision of the 8th Meeting of Signatory States to IOSEA in October last year in Da Nang, Viet Nam. Con Dao National Park offers important nesting beaches, as well as feeding habitats for Green Turtles (Chelonia mydas) and Hawksbill Turtles (Eretmochelys imbricata).

30 November 2020

Caring for an endangered visitor

State’s coast has become a preferred nesting gro

23 November 2020

Thousands of baby turtles released into sea off Bali

The Olive Ridley turtles are part of conservationists’ attempts to boost the p

08 August 2020

Slow and steady: Sea turtles mount a long-term recovery

In 2018, something extraordinary happened in Phuket, Thailand.

22 May 2020

Coronavirus lockdown boosts numbers of Thailand's rare sea turtles

Largest number of nests of leatherbacks found in two decades as beaches emptied

20 April 2020

Bangladesh overfishing: Almost all species pushed to brink

Overfishing off the coast of Bangladesh is creating a "fishless" zone in one of the world's largest marine ecosystems, scientists are warning.

16 April 2020

You, Come Home When I Am Big!

A short film titled "You, come home when I am big" depicting the hazardous first moments in the lives of turtle hatchlings has been produced to coincide with the CMS COP13. The film was made by Ajit Samal who is a celebrated fine art painter has been making wildilfe films and documentaries for over 20 years. Based at Gujarat, he has contributed many productions concerning the conservation of species including the White-backed Vulture, the Asiatic Lion, the Asiatic Wild Ass, the Sarus Crane, Olive Ridley Turtles and the Whale Shark, as well as the Nalsarovar Bird Sanctuary and Ramsar site and hte vuklture poisoning crisis.

18 February 2020

Blueprint for the Recovery of South Asia's Critically Endangered Gyps Vultures (SAVE Blueprint)

Twenty years ago there were tens of millions of vultures in the Indian subcontinent. They provided a valuable ecosystem service by disposing of millions of tonnes of waste carrion from dead cattle each year. Now they, and the services they provided, are nearly all gone.
 
27 April 2020

As nesting season begins, Sri Lanka’s olive ridley turtles face myriad threats

The Sri Lankan Navy has rescued 32 sea turtles that were likely being reared for their flesh, highlighting just one of the key threats to turtles migrating through this Indian Ocean island at this

04 December 2019