Regional - Asia

Community forest in Northeastern Thailand: economic value, pressure and community adaptation for sustainable livelihoods.

Community forest management (CFM) focuses on improving livelihoods of rural people and conserving natural forest ecosystems through local participation and cooperation. Increasing demands for forest resources and community socioeconomic change create pressures on CFM. This study presents a community forest named Kok Nongjan (KNJ) in Nong Song Hong, Khon Kaen, Thailand. The study estimates economic value of non-timber forest product (NTFP), examines user responses to increasing demands of NTFPs, and identifies community adaptation to change in attempts to sustain livelihoods.

Biodiversity Conservation for Development in the South through South-South Cooperation

The south country comprises over 70% of the earth’s biodiversity but it has been given less attention for conserving their resources in terms of policies. It is obvious that the biodiversity resources in the tropical south countries are not only in high richness but also in danger of extinction due to the excessive utilization and habitats degradation. Thus the effective action plan and management strategies are urgently needed to increase resilience the deterioration of nature resources.

Establishing a regional organization for managing the aquatic ecosystems of East Asia

East Asia is a very densely populated area where one third of the world’s population resides; most of them reside in river basins and coastal areas where population and economic growth have been fastest, threatening food security and the sustainability of aquatic ecosystems, especially in coastal and estuarine areas where freshwater and marine ecosystems actively interact. The rivers and adjacent seas of East Asia are productive enough to support ca. 40% of the global fisheries yield and to account for ca.

Enhancing the North-East Asian Ecological Network for Conservation of Endangered Birds and their Habitat

The nature and culture in North-East Asia is supported by one ecosystem. During last several decades, on the one hand, each country in this region has been accomplished rapid economic development, but on the other, it has the depletion of the natural resources and extinction of the species. Under this circumstance we need an integrated management system and network for conservation and restoration of endangered birds and their habitats in the region.

Capacity Building to Enhance Protected Area Management Effectiveness and Wildlife Conservation in the Asian Context

Protected area and wildlife managers are faced with complex challenges that demand understanding of both social and ecological attributes. Major challenges to protected areas include overharvest of natural resources for commercial purposes, inappropriate adjacent land use, agricultural encroachment, infrastructure development, and invasive species. Promoting the resilience of threatened species and ecosystems is equally complicated by issues such as habitat fragmentation, climate change, and growing costs to communities experiencing conflict with wildlife.

Building capacity for conservation of wild felids and their supporting ecosystems in China

We are working to strengthened national and local capacity applied to the monitoring and conservation of wild felid species throughout China. China remains one of the world’s most bio-diverse nations, with a vast array of ecosystems and species, including 13 of the world’s 36 wild felid species. This work is addressing China’s lack of capacity and expertise to monitor and manage felid biodiversity within their expanding number of PAs. Wild felids are both particularly threatened and particularly good umbrella species, providing a charismatic model for conservation.

Corridors, Canyons And Cetaceans: Ocean Management Initiatives For The Deep-Sea Habitats Of The Coral Triangle

Indonesia is positioned at the nexus of two oceans. Its diverse deep-sea habitats include migration corridors, seamounts, canyons, trenches and upwelling zones that are of regional importance within the Indo-Pacific, yet remain poorly known. From 1998-2011 visual and acoustic surveys and research have been conducted on blue whales, sperm whales and other oceanic cetaceans.

Species Cataloguing and Plant Red-listing at National Level

The workshop is for sharing the case studies on Catalogue of Life, Red-listing and Forest biodiversity monitoring in China and beyond, and providing a platform for exploring the possibility to build up regional network for species diversity assessment, monitoring and conservation.

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