More Than 2,300 Tigers Killed and Trafficked this Century
Skins are the single most frequently seized tiger part, the report found More than 2,300 tigers have been killed and illegally trafficked since the millennium, according to a new report that urges more action to protect the big cats. With an average of... Read more
Once a Rare Sight in New Zealand’s Capital, the World’s Smallest Penguins Keep Popping up in the Central City
WELLINGTON (DPA) – Once a rare sight in New Zealand’s capital, the world’s smallest penguins keep popping up in the central city – and that’s not about to change. A rogue pair that was picked up at a burger joint near Wellington’s busy railway station Sunday night (Aug 11)... Read more
Asian Insider July 29: Coronation in Malaysia, extreme weather and the hunt for India’s coffee king
In today’s bulletin: Extreme weather is wreaking havoc across Asia, Malaysia installs a new king, one of India’s richest men is missing and outcry in Singapore over a “brownface” ad and a video response to it. Reading this on the web or know someone who might enjoy receiving Asian... Read more
Bangladesh 'extremely worried' over low male tiger population
DHAKA (AFP) – A lower-than-expected population of male Bengal tigers in the world’s largest mangrove forest has sparked fears about the long-term viability of the endangered species in Bangladesh, officials said on Tuesday (July 30). A poaching crackdown by authorities in the Bangladeshi part of the Sundarbans mangroves saw... Read more
Indonesia’s Komodo Island to be Closed in 2020, Plans for Better Conservation of Komodo Dragons
JAKARTA (THE JAKARTA POST/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) – Indonesia’s Komodo island, a popular tourist destination and home to the world’s largest lizards, will be closed starting January next year. The year-long shutdown is intended for the environmental rehabilitation of the island and to improve the conservation efforts for the Komodo... Read more
Disabled Dog In Thailand Hailed For Rescuing Newborn Buried Alive By Teenage Mom
NAKHON RATCHASIMA – A disabled village dog in northeastern Thailand has been hailed a hero for rescuing a newborn who was buried in a field where he was left to die. Ping Pong the black mutt, which has only three working legs, discovered the baby on Wednesday (May 15)... Read more
‘Tree Frog’ From Costa Rica Has Been Found In A Box of Bananas at a Lidl in Nottingham
A tree frog from Costa Rica has been found in a box of bananas at a Lidl in Nottingham. It was discovered more than 5,300 miles (8,500 km) away from its rainforest home by staff at the Netherfield branch on Sunday. Workers, who named it Lloyd, told the RSPCA... Read more