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2018/06/22 | The Third Pole

Paw Prints: Photographing the Majestic Snow Leopard in the Himalayas

Tashi Ghale talks about the joy and disappointments of capturing one of the world's most elusive predators on camera.

2018/03/16 | Mongabay

Plans to Protect Indonesia's Orangutans Must Involve Business, Local Government

As a 10-year program to protect the great apes in Indonesia comes to an end, the pressure is on to enact a workable conservation plan for the decade ahead.

2017/09/12 | Moushumi Basu

India and Nepal Team up to Rescue Flooded Rhinos

Efforts to rescue flood-swept rhinos have involved around 350 forest personnel and officials from both India and Nepal.

2017/07/02 | Francesco Nardelli

How to Save the Javan Rhinoceros

Critical gaps in knowledge must be filled before time runs out for the Javan rhino. The views expressed are those of the author.

2017/06/17 | Mongabay

Vaquita Porpoise Nears Extinction: International Fish Swim Bladder Trade to Blame

The hunt for totoaba and the trade of the fish’s highly valued swim bladders from Mexico through the U.S. to China is decimating a Critically Endangered porpoise called the vaquita.

2017/06/17 | Mike Gaworecki

New ‘Elfin Toad’ Discovered in Vietnam

A new species of Asian mountain toad belonging to the genus Ophryophryne has been discovered in the Truong Son or Annamite mountains of Vietnam, an area of high diversity for the group.

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.

2017/03/15 | 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.

2017/03/13 | Kyodo News

FEATURE: Taiwan's Penghu Islands Say No to Casinos, Yes to Green Energy, Turtles

The Penghu islands are an example of how a properly supported community can manage its resources without betraying what made it a community in the first place.

2017/03/09 | Shreya Dasgupta

Trapped Elephants Face Mob Attacks in India

A video shows hundreds of men descending upon a herd of elephants every time they move out of the forest patches in search of food.

2017/02/21 | Ramesh Bhushal

New Threats Emerge as Rhino Numbers Recover

Rhino numbers have slowly recovered after stringent steps against hunting and poaching, but climate change and invasive species offer new threats.

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.