News | 21 Sep, 2023
Cold Winter Deserts of Turan and Tugay Forests of the Tigrovaya Balka Nature Reserve are newly added to the UNESCO World Heritage List, following IUCN’s advice and the dedicated work of national authorities and international experts who supported the nominations.
News | 15 Juin, 2023
For two days, decision-makers, policy leaders, experts and practitioners from Central Asia gathered together in a high-level event to discuss scaling up of Nature-based Solutions for resilient landscapes and communities in the region
This strategic regional dialogue is organised jointly by IUCN ECARO and the Ministry of Ecology, Environmental Protection and Climate Change of the Republic of Uzbekistan, and it aims to enable relevant actors in Central Asia to gain a common understanding of the Nature-based Solutions concept,…
News | 29 Mar, 2023
Five Central Asian countries have jointly confirmed their interest to mitigate the risk of zoonosis emergence in the region by enhancing overall landscape resilience through the One Health approach. The commitments were shared today, closing out a three day regional workshop in Tashkent, co-…
Story | 13 Aoû, 2020
Even though naturally perfectly equipped to roam the steep mountains of Central Asia, the snow leopard is facing extinction. Around 7,500 individuals live in the wild, according to the most recent estimates. There is a strong commitment of conservationists to prevent the extinction of the…
Story | 02 Fév, 2020
Cold Winter Deserts in Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan are among six globally significant biodiversity sites in Central Asia that could potentially qualify for World Heritage status, according to a new report launched today by IUCN, the official advisor on natural World Heritage.
Story | 25 jan, 2019
Water represents one of the greatest challenges for Central Asia. As its population grows -projected to be 90 million people in 2050- so does the need for creating more jobs, producing more food, more energy - yet water resources are limited. Climate change impacts are expected to exacerbate…