Regional - Asia

International cooperation for the mitigation of adverse impacts of Asian Dust aerosols

The occurrence frequencies and the intensities of dust and sand storms (DSS) from many arid and semi-arid regions, including Northern China, Central Asia and Mongolia, are in the increasing trend due to the rapid desertification caused by different reasons, climate change and unsustainable land uses such as overgrazing, heavy farming, deforestation for other uses.

Efficient management and preservation of fisheries resources in freshwater ecosystem(South Korea)

The study sought to determine the efficient management of fisheries resources (Coreoperca herzi) by estimating the potential yield (PY), which means the maximum sustainable yield (MSY) based on the optimal stock, in the mid-upper region of the Seomjin River watershed from August 2008 to April 2009. To estimate the population ecological characteristic, the age determined by counting the otolith annuli. The stock assessment was conducted by the swept area method and PY was estimated by a modified fisheries management system based on the allowable biological catch (ABC).

Enlarging and Connecting Protected Areas for Ecological Corridor of North East Asia

Protected areas are connencted with the BaekDooDaeGhan in the center in the southern part of the Korean Peninsula.
However, it does not widely operate as an ecological network by disputes and borders.
Having the East Asia´s protected ecological corridor will make the wildlife possible to live in the southern part of the Korean Peninsula.
And also it responds to the climate change. Therefore, we would like to urge to enlarge and connect the protected areas for ecological corridor.

Sustainable Use of Jeju Natural Resources for its Indigenous People and Environment Conservation

Amorepacific strives to create a life of beautiful harmony among nature, people and company. Especially, to minimize the impact of our corporate activities on the environment, we respond to climate change, protect the earth’s biodiversity and implement green campaigns.

Protected Areas and Biodiversity Conservation in Asia

IUCN Asia RPAP and WCPA Asia would like to make an opportunity to share the experiences and knowledge to strengthen the protected area management and pan-Asia PA networks. In order to accomplish it, below issues will be highlighted at this workshop;
① Asian Protected Area Philosophy, which has emphasized "living in harmony with nature"
② Review on the management status of Asia´s protected areas(Management Effectiveness Evaluation in Asia)
③ IUCN WCPA Asia Strategy 2011-2014
④ Report on Preliminary Asia Park Congress (2011. Nov)

International cooperation for waterbird monitoring to support sound management

Recently, migratory birds populations have fluctuated in a great scale due to habitat loss and degradation, and climate change. To set up proper conservation strategy and to cope with the dramatic decrease of threatened and endangered species, exact information and analysis of current migratory birds population in a yearly basis is crucially important. The workshop aims to promote public participation to monitor the distribution and populations of waterbirds and status of wetlands.

Ecological Features of Orithyia sinica in Ganghwa Tidal Flat

Family Orithyiidae Dana, 1852 is a monotypic family and includes the single species, Orithyia sinica (Linnaeus, 1771) which called the tiger crab or tiger face crab. Its larvae, for instance, are unlike those of any other crab. It is found that Orithyia sinica only inhabit the Yellow Sea and Ganghwa tidal flat in West Sea of Korea is the main habitat of Orithyia sinica in the world.

Estimating the economic value of Korea´s National Parks

With the title of the ‘Evaluation of Economic Value on the National Parks of South Korea’, the Knowledge Cafe will touch on such topics as the evaluation of protected areas, economic effects of tourism on local economies, benefit analysis of protected areas through a system dynamic model and evaluation of biodiversity values. With respect to these environmental benefit & cost analysis topics, a number of eminent experts will share their experiences and knowhow and come up with reasonable policy goal and means.

Land-cover change in the Mekong delta 2004-2009

Land cover in the Mekong Delta has changed dramatically since Vietnam was unified in 1975. Change has been particularly dramatic since the 1990s when government instructions led to the mass conversion of mangroves to shrimp ponds. Despite efforts to slow the loss of mangroves, the process continues. To support a range of projects on land and water use in the Mekong Delta, IUCN collaborated with Vietnam's Space Technology Institute to classify land cover change using SPOT multi-spectral images for 2004-05 and 2009-10.

Conservation and Sustainable Use of Ganghwa Tidal Flat

Conservation Campus, "Conservation and Sustainable Use of Ganghwa tidal flat" aims to educate participants how to balance conservation and use of Ganghwa tidal flat, which has rich biodiversity and various tourism resources. The target of this training course will be protected areas managers, NGOs and many stakeholders.

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