Asia

Floppy-nosed antelope has baby boom, raising hope for critcially endangered species

In 2019, herd of saiga in Kazakhstan's Ustyurt Plateau produced jsut four calves.  This year, scientists found over 500 - a sign conservation efforts are working.

19 June 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

New Atlas Helps Remove Barriers to Animal Migration in Central Asia

The UN Convention on Migratory Species (CMS) has launched the Central Asian Mammals Migration and Linear Infrastructure Atlas to help ensure the survival of migratory wildlife in this important region. Featured in the Atlas are the Asiatic Cheetah, the Snow Leopard, as well as antelopes, deer, gazelles, wild horses and yaks which undertake long-distance journeys across the steppes, deserts and mountains of Central Asia to reach their feeding and breeding grounds.

04 December 2019

Suspects arrested in Kazakhstan for poaching saigas and killing a state ranger

Kazakh state ranger Yerlan Nurgaliev died following a violent incident with Saiga poachers in the steppe. Now three suspects have been arrested by the police.

21 January 2019

Saiga ranger's death sparks Kazakh call for justice

On 13 January two Kazakh rangers were on their usual patrol when they saw something strange - fresh car tracks.

BBC

18 January 2019

Man's best friend, wildlife's worst enemy

They are our animal companions, first domesticated by humans as much as 50,000 years ago.

01 October 2018

Global Dugong Genetics Project

The Global Dugong Genetics Project aims to examine the phylogeography of the dugong based on historical samples from throughout the dugong’s range. It will update conservation and management actions through mapping the distribution of discrete dugong populations; identifying historical and potential migratory routes; and highlighting small populations as a priority for conservation. The Project was a collaboration between James Cook University and Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University.

16 July 2018