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

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

Flyway Action Plan for the Conservation of the Balkan and Central Asian Populations of the Egyptian Vulture Neophron percnopterus (EVFAP)

BSPB Conservation Series No.32
 
CMS Raptors MOU Technical Publication No.4
 
The Egyptian Vulture is a long distance migrant, and is found throughout Eurasia and Africa. The population that is targeted by this Action Plan breeds across the Balkans, Central Asia and Caucasian region, and migrates to wintering grounds that largely overlap with the range of the resident population of the same species in the Middle East, Central and East Africa.
 
29 January 2020

Multi-species Action Plan to Conserve African-Eurasian Vultures (Vulture MsAP)

CMS Technical Series No.35

CMS Raptors MOU Technical Publication No.5

Vultures are a distinctive and important components of biodiversity. They also provide critical ecosystem services by cleaning up carcasses and other organic waste in the environment, which has huge ramifications in preventing the spread of diseases in both wild and domestic animals, and pathogenic risks to humans.

02 March 2020

Action to Save Vultures Will Protect Human Health, Say Experts

A multinational plan to thwart the sudden and severe decline in vultures across Africa, Asia and Europe will be presented at a major summit on migratory species this month. Experts estimate the majority of African-Eurasian Vultures are critically endangered and at “very high risk” of extinction in the wild, mainly due to poisoning. Unless effective conservation measures are implemented, there is a significant likelihood that several of these species will become extinct in the near future, they say.

10 October 2017

Lebanese Authorities will not leave hunters free to flout law

The Ministry of the Environment has today made a statement confirming the court summons of a citizen charged on two counts for infringements of the newly implemented Hunting Laws in Northern Lebano

05 October 2017

15 vulture species facing extinction set to get global protection

Fifteen species of vultures in 128 countries, including four that are critically endangered in India, may get a fresh lease of life with a 12-year multi-species coordinated action plan to conserve

24 September 2017

Injured bird of prey gets a new lease of life in Sharjah

Environment and Protected Areas Authority treats and releases a common kestrel in Kalba mountains

25 August 2017