Geographical Location: Asia

September 10, 2020

Wild Cam: Asian wild dogs’ diet may aid their conservation

TWS member Jan Kamler has been hot on the trail of the packs of dholes he’s been studying for years in Southeast Asia. Sometimes trekking for months through the rainforests...

September 9, 2020

Fukushima’s radioactive soil contaminates snakes

The first thing Hannah Gerke noticed in her research area was the lushness. Plants in yards and along roads were overgrown. Animals had clearly gotten into some of the nearby...

July 31, 2020

Watch: Rare footage of tigers caught in western Thailand

Camera traps have caught the first evidence of wild tigers in western Thailand in four years. Footage shot in March and April this year show tigers walking by cameras in...

April 27, 2020

India watches for COVID-19 in wild tigers

India is taking precautions to protect its tiger populations from the spread of the novel coronavirus. Authorities are advising wildlife wardens to restrict the movement of people into areas that...

April 14, 2020

Camera traps reveal tiger’s footprint on Sumatran ecosystem

Although the Sumatran tiger is critically endangered, its presence in the mountains of southern Sumatra is strong enough to shape the behavior of other predators that share the landscape with...

March 2, 2020

Old Japanese fish prints yield clues about dwindling species

The Japanese practice of making ink prints from fish known as gyotaku has let fishermen show off their catches and taught children about anatomy. Now researchers are finding that they...

February 28, 2020

Q&A: The effects of nuclear disasters on wildlife

Nuclear disasters can cause widespread death and sickness among wildlife, just like humans. But after the initial radiation leaks subside, research has shown that wildlife communities can recover to levels...

February 6, 2020

Wildlife is thriving in radioactive Fukushima

Wildlife is thriving in Japan’s Fukushima area, the site of a 2011 nuclear power plant accident, with many native species recolonizing areas off limits to humans. TWS member James Beasely,...

January 22, 2020

JWM: Sumatran blood pythons shrinking in body size, numbers

Sumatran blood pythons are declining in body size and reproduction — possibly due to overharvesting on the Indonesian island. “This paper is the first one that suggests that there may...

November 22, 2019

Caribou migrate a long way — but wolves travel even farther

In the battle between wolf and caribou, who wins? This isn’t a battle for survival. This is bragging rights for long-distance travel. Researchers set out to determine which species globally...