Python skin jackets and elephant leather boots: How wealthy Western nations help drive the global wildlife trade
The COVID-19 pandemic has cast a harsh light on global commerce in wildlife. But many accounts focus on demand from Asia, ignoring the role of US and European consumers.
June 19, 2020 • ~10 min
Tags: covid-19 marketing europe united-states animal-welfare wildlife-trade wildlife-trafficking asia consumers luxury-goods fashion-industry
Can Asia end its uncontrolled consumption of wildlife? Here's how North America did it a century ago
In the 1800s, Americans hunted many wild species near or into extinction. Then in the early 1900s, the US shifted from uncontrolled consumption of wildlife to conservation. Could Asia follow suit?
June 17, 2020 • ~9 min
Tags: covid-19 china wildlife fishing wildlife-conservation bison endangered-species us-history wildlife-trade asia hunting ivory-ban wildlife-management
Are 'murder hornets' from Asia invading North America? A Japanese entomologist who's been stung by one and lived to tell the tale explains what's true about these predatory insects.
May 11, 2020 • ~9 min
Tags: insects agriculture wildlife japan entomology pollinators asia invasive-species honeybees wild-bees
A new study forecasts that thousands of miles of new road construction will cut through tiger habitat across Asia by 2050. Planning can make these projects more tiger-friendly.
April 29, 2020 • ~8 min
Tags: china india infrastructure wildlife wildlife-conservation endangered-species tigers planning asia poaching habitat roads wildlife-corridors habitat-fragmentation belt-and-road-initiative
The world's fastest land animal was hunted into extinction in the country more than 70 years ago.
Tags: india asia
New book examines the past and future of Japanese intelligence services in a rapidly shifting world.
Tags: politics japan research asia school-of-humanities-arts-and-social-sciences political-science books-and-authors international-studies
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