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2017/07/26 | Shreya Dasgupta
Endangered Green Peafowl on Last Legs in China amid Illegal Mining
Greenpeace East Asia says its has found evidence of illegal mining within the core zone of the Konglong River Nature Reserve in Shuangbai County of Yunnan Province, a key habitat of the endangered green peafowl.
2017/07/22 | John C. Cannon
Asia's Rhino Horn Trade is Thriving
The Elephant Action League sent undercover investigators into Vietnam, China and several other Asian countries to understand the intricate network involved in getting rhino horn from African countries into the hands of Chinese consumers.
2017/07/07 | Shreya Dasgupta
Dried Lizard Penis: Sold Worldwide via Amazon, Alibaba, eBay as a ‘Magical’ Plant Root
Lizard penises are being passed off as a good-luck charm to unwitting customers looking to buy a rare Indian plant root called “Hatha Jodi”.
Spots and Stripes: Will a Dragon Save a Tiger?
Just as China is surprising the world by the speed of its economic and energy transformations, there is hope that the country will surprise the world with a more robust commitment to conservation as well.
2017/07/05 | Rachel Fritts
Road to Oblivion: How a Highway Threatens Tigers in India
A proposal to upgrade a road into a highway in Corbett National Park has conservationists deeply worried for the region’s 300 Bengal tigers.
2017/06/01 | Shreya Dasgupta
Singapore’s Massive Role in Trading Shark Fins Exposed
According to trade records in 2012-2013, Singapore’s shark fin exports were worth US$40 million, closely following Hong Kong’s US$45 million.
2017/05/18 | Shreya Dasgupta
Rare and Secretive Bay Cat Caught on Camera in Borneo
The secretive bay cat was photographed and filmed in a new location that is about 40 miles outside its currently known distribution range in Borneo.
2017/04/18 | Millie Kerr
Apes in Asian Circus-Style Shows on Rise — So is Trafficking
Chinese and Thai animal attractions increasingly force young chimpanzees and orangutans — many illegally wild-caught — to perform for visitors.
2017/03/15 | Basten Gokkon
Alarms Raised as Timber Firm Said to Pierce One of Indonesia’s Last Orangutan Strongholds
Environmentalists are desperately calling for President Joko Widodo’s administration to put a stop to the company’s land clearing in the Sungai Putri forest of Borneo.
2016/11/22 | Mukta Patil
Back from the Brink: The Surprising Survival of India's Rhinos
India’s Rhino population was barely 75 in 1905. It has now increased by 35-times In 107 years.
2016/08/29 | Edward White
Nepal Mulls China’s Trans-Himalayan Rail Plans
‘We have to work in the middle of these extremes.’ What will China’s trans-Himalayan railway mean for Nepal?
2016/08/05 | Matthew Fulco
Strictly Monkey Business
In this Year of the Monkey, a reminder of the sometimes strained relations between humans and Taiwan’s other primates.
2016/07/13 | Timothy Ferry
The Challenge of Preserving Biodiversity in Taiwan
Taiwan is home to a broad variety of species, some of them unique to the country. But development puts many at constant risk.