Saturday, December 7, 2019

Red Alert: Treasures at Risk

Animals are among the many natural treasures to which Asia is home. We spotlight the Asian species listed as critically endangered in the IUCN...

Asia’s Most Quake-Prone Countries

Asia's Most Quake-Prone Countries: 1. Indonesia: 50 Occurrences 2. Japan: 31 Occurrences 3. Pakistan: 19 Occurrences 4. Papua New Guinea: 19 Occurrences 5. Russia: 13 Occurrences 6. Solomon Islands: 11...

5 Top Places to See Wildlife in Asia

From the rare Amur tigers of Siberia, to the gangly gibbons of Borneo, Asia has a wealth of wildlife. Some animals freely roam the...

Two Thai Elephants Rescued and Walked to Samui Elephant Haven

May 23, 2019– Relief and joy were palpable as two rescued Asian elephants—one unwell and one due to give birth within four months –...

Trees: An Antidote to Desertification

by Professor Alon Tal When the United Nations and the World Bank brought together the best minds in ecology from around the world to assess...

Nature’s Lightning Show

Utterly enthralled by the enigmatic nature of dramatic thunderstorms, Jacci Ingham, a photographer from Darwin, sets off on a mission to record these beautiful...

The Birth of Divergence: The Discovery of the Tadpole-Laying Frog

Text and images by Djoko T. Iskandar During an expedition in 1989, a small, common-looking frog with a body length of about 40 milli-metres was...

Invasion of the Bloodiest: Asia’s Bite-Size Biters

by Associate Professor Gregor Devine Mosquitos – those bloodsucking demons that have roamed the face of the Earth for more than 100 million years –...

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