Tag: China

October 21, 2019

‘Battle for survival’ wins Wildlife Photographer of the Year

An hour earlier, the marmot had spotted the fox on the slopes of China’s Qulian Mountains. It raised an alarm, but the fox lay low, waiting. When the marmot emerged...

October 10, 2019

WSB: China’s new wildlife shows imperfect progress

Despite some shortcomings, China’s recent Wildlife Protection Law provides a step in the right direction toward protecting species commonly poached for wildlife products, according to a recent analysis. Critics complain...

August 1, 2018

Flight attendants attempt to smuggle turtles into U.S.

Two China Eastern Airlines flight attendants tried to smuggle dozens of spotted (Clemmys guttata) and box turtles (Terrapene carolina) into China from Los Angeles. After Transportation Security Administration officials flagged...

January 12, 2017

Shark fin cargo banned by Air China

Last week, Air China became the first airline in mainland China to ban cargo shipments of shark fins. Trade of shark fins is predominantly utilized for shark fin, or “fish...

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...

March 31, 2015

GPS Collars Give a Glimpse of the Secret Life of Pandas

One of China’s most iconic yet elusive mammal species has just stepped into the spotlight, and its social life is a little busier than previously believed. A new study reveals...