Worldwide Locations

Worldwide Locations

Keyword: conservation

Photos: Manta Rays and the Medicinal Belief That Is Killing Them

Indonesia, recognizing mantas as iconic marine creatures with incredible tourism potential value, just declared the world's biggest manta sanctuary at 2.3 million sq. miles. (Shawn Heinrichs for WildAid/Conservation International)
Multimedia

Investigative conservation journalist Shawn Heinrichs sheds light on Indonesia's endangered manta ray population.

Photos: On Global Tiger Day, a Look at Legendary Animal's Role in Asian Cultures

A tiger cub. (zeekwong Chan/flickr)
Sustainability

Today is Global Tiger Day. In honor of the occasion, we took a look at the tiger's role in three different Asian cultures and what needs to be done to ensure this legendary beast's survival.

Photos: Activist Swims with Sharks (and Models) to Expose Overfishing, Habitat Loss

Underwater model Hannah Fraser poses in long flowing fabrics with a magnificent whale shark in Oslob, Philippines in November 2012. (Shawn Heinrichs/Blue Sphere Media)
Multimedia

Investigative conservation journalist Shawn Heinrichs seeks to combine powerful stories with captivating images to reach millions and mobilize them to action.

China's Shark Fin Soup Ban Draws Contrasting Reactions on Weibo, Twitter

Fresh shark fins drying on sidewalk in Hong Kong on September 27, 2011. (cloneofsnake/Flickr)
Food & RecipesLifestyle

Users of Chinese and Western social media speak out on an announced ban on consumption of shark fin soup at Chinese government banquets. 

For Western Press, Afghanistan's Heritage Takes a Backseat to Business

Workers excavate a 2,000-year-old archaeological site discovered in Mes Aynak, Afghanistan in August 2010. (Joanie Meharry)
Arts

The Wall Street Journal glosses over the cultural significance of a 2,000-year-old site that sits alongside a copper mine in Afghanistan.

Are Chinese Miners Destroying a 2,000-Year-Old Buddhist Site in Afghanistan? [Images]

A gold-plated seated Buddha overlooks the China Metallurgical Group Corporation mine. (Brent Huffman)
Multimedia

While working on a documentary film about a Chinese mining company in Afghanistan, Brent Huffman got caught up in the saga of a 2,000 year-old Buddhist site on the brink of destruction.

Photos: The 10 Most Endangered Heritage Sites in Asia

This set of ruins in Taxila, Pakistan has been named one of Global Heritage Fund's 10 most endangered heritage sites in Asia. (Bay Ismoyo/AFP/Getty Images)
Lifestyle

In pictures: Global Heritage Fund's 10 most endangered locations in Asia, under threat due to factors ranging from war to overdevelopment.

Interview: Why Asia Needs to Do a Better Job Protecting its Cultural Heritage Sites

Banteay Chhmar, Cambodia, is one of the sites being targeted by the Global Heritage Fund. (Ioreth_ni_Balor/Flickr)
Lifestyle

The Global Heritage Fund's Jeff Morgan explains how heritage conservation can benefit the economies of developing countries in Asia.

Video: China's Natural Forests Under 'Savage Attack'

Multimedia

Asia Society's China Green project's latest video, "China's Fragile Forests," was produced by China-based multimedia journalist Sean Gallagher.