Atlas on Oman’s whales, dolphins launched
A new e-book ‘Marine Mammal Atlas of Oman’ has been released by the Environment Society of Oman (ESO). Produced by Five Oceans Environmental Services LLC, with sponsorship from Renaissance Services SAOG and supported by the Environment Authority, the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries Wealth and the Natural History Museum,... Read more
Latest Infectious Disease News MONDAY, Sept. 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Scientists have found one more way Flipper is a lot like people: The sharp rise in antibiotic resistance affecting humans is also happening to dolphins. The discovery stems from a 13-year study of bottlenose dolphins in Florida’s Indian... Read more
An underwater photographer has caught the beauty of a lesser-seen area of Norfolk, just metres from the shore. The Sheringham Snorkel Trail, formed on top of a disused Victorian sewage pipe, boasts a “huge array of colourful and interesting sea life”. Photographer Chris Taylor said the recent warm weather... Read more
‘Momentous’: Near-total Ban on Trade in Wild Elephants for Zoos
Elephants in Africa have long been listed among the species in need of most protection under CITES The regulator of global wildlife trade has agreed to impose a near-total ban on sending African elephants captured from the wild to zoos, in a decision conservationists hailed as “momentous”.... Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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