Geographical Location: Asia

June 8, 2017

Researchers explore sika deer’s past to guide its future

Researchers recently looked back about a century ago to determine how sika deer made their way from their native home on Japan’s Yakushima Island to Dorchester County, Md., with the...

April 26, 2017

New model meshes small and large-scale population estimates

For decades, biologists have struggled to accurately count wildlife populations. They’ve had to combine high-quality data from smaller sites with less reliable information from broader areas. Recent research by Indian...

July 21, 2016

TWS member helps imperiled Indochinese leopards

It’s a hot summer day and Jan Kamler is about to set out on the rugged, hilly terrains of Malaysia where he will spend two weeks scouring the region for...

March 7, 2016

TWS member tracks the mystery of snow leopard populations

It was 2009 in a small valley in the Gobi Desert in southern Mongolia, about 50 miles from the Chinese border. Local sheep and goat herders in the area had...

November 23, 2015

Wild Cam: What’s Killing India’s Tigers?

Surveillance and old-fashioned detective work are helping researchers track down suspects responsible for tiger losses in an Indian wildlife reserve. “Tiger mortality isn’t totally related to natural events,” said Paul...

November 4, 2015

Eavesdropping on Tiger Roars Can Improve Conservation

Researchers have long been able to recognize a tiger by its stripes, but new techniques in sound recording may mean the stripes are no longer necessary — it could be...

Rubber plantations
April 29, 2015

Hungry Tire Industry Treads On Southeast Asian Species

The expansion of rubber tree plantations to feed the tire industry could have “catastrophic” impacts on biodiversity in protected parts of Southeast Asia. While rubber plantations have long had a...

April 22, 2015

Nuclear Radiation Impacts Fukushima Birds

Some birds in highly radioactive areas of Fukushima in eastern Japan have dropped significantly in numbers over the four years since the nuclear disaster occurred. In 2011, radioactive material began...