Environmental management of mountain ecosystems in Asia and the Pacific

ESCAP/UNDP project -- strengthening of the regional network of research and training centres on desertification control in Asia and the Pacific ; DESCONAP, RAS/88/005/A-01/53.
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United Nations, Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific , Bangkok, Thailand
Environmental protection -- Asia., Environmental protection -- Australasia., Mountain ecology -- Asia., Mountain ecology -- Australasia., Environmental management -- Asia., Environmental management -- Austral


Asia., Austral

ContributionsUnited Nations. Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific., United Nations Development Programme.
LC ClassificationsTD171.5.A78 E54 1989
The Physical Object
Paginationvi, 63 p. :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1318318M
LC Control Number92192234

Asia Pacific region is a large and diverse region with nearly 61% of the world's population and a population growth of 1% per year (ESCAP, ).At this rate, the population in the Asia Pacific region is expected to reach billion and billion by and exceeding the previously predicted figures of billion by the year and billion by the year ().

UN Environment’s Asia and the Pacific Office is working to support prosperity, build resilience and boost resource efficiency across the region. Asia Pacific is the fastest-growing region in the world. This economic boom has lifted many out of poverty, but it has also caused significant environmental degradation, with negative effects on   Asia-Pacific region Note by the secretariat Summary In this document, pressing environmental challenges in Asia and the Pacific are presented that endanger social progress and economic prosperity in the region, including those related to unsustainable resource management Alpine ecosystems in the Pacific Islands are isolated and unique, characterized by high levels of endemism.

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She consults for Payap University in Chiang Mai, Thailand, and has worked throughout Southeast Asia with research organizations to develop effective survey methods and with indigenous The rivers of Mongolia belong to the inland drainage basins of Central Asia, the Arctic and the Pacific Oceans.

There are some 6, rivers, of which 6, with permanent flow, 3, lakes, of which 3, with permanent water springs, of which 8, with permanent water were counted according to the national water survey of   Increasing dependence on food imports globally and in Asia Pacific.

The Asia and Pacific region is a net exporter with a balance standing at 4% of the total merchandise by value in (The World Bank ) Land degradation and insufficient access to technologies. Increased production coupled with trade restrictions   IMPLEMENTING THE AGENDA FOR MOUNTAINS Mountain ecosystems are under threat from climate change, land degradation and natural disasters, with potentially devastating and far-reaching consequences for mountain communities and the rest of the world.

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The Aichi Biodiversity Targets were included in the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity for the period adopted by the 10th meeting of the Conference of About this book.

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