If we want any future for wild populations of the numerous species traded for pets, exhibits and use in medicines, drastic action is needed to control their international and domestic trade.
The region faces some of the world's highest rates of habitat loss, as well as direct over-exploitation of species.
Attempts at regulating the market show any ivory trade represents a threat to the survival of African elephants.
Historical evidence shows African elephants are endangered by the ivory trade, despite any attempt at regulating the market. A total ban is the only hope for the world's largest living land animal.
The endangered ‘fishing cat’ is known to scientists as
Prionailurus viverrinus, but is Felis viverrinus in Chinese wildlife law.
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Many scientific names have changed since China's 'protected species list' was last updated in 1989.
Pragmatism, not idealism, will give Brazil’s Atlantic forests the best chance of survival.
Across the world, an area bigger than Russia is officially classed as "degraded land". We'll never restore its wildlife to what it was – but there are pragmatic steps we can take to improve things.
This pangolin was rescued in Thailand but most captive creatures aren’t so lucky.
Few people are familiar with the pangolin. It is a shy creature, about as big as a medium-sized dog, and its diet consists of ants and termites. Most distinctively, it has armoured plates and will curl…
Chinese researchers have announced the rare discovery of fossilised pterosaur eggs. Xiaolin Wang from the Chinese Academy…
Sufferers of internet disorder might find it starts to impose on real life, such as causing difficulties in socialising.
Since it was first published in 1952, the DSM has been the has been the diagnostic bible for many psychiatrists. Each time the manual is updated, new conditions are introduced, often amid much controversy…