About Asia: a rich and dynamic region
Well managed, healthy and diverse ecosystems and the diversity of life they encompass are critical for a healthy, safe and prosperous world. They provide us with food, clean air and water, energy, shelter, medicine, recreation and inspiration. Some of Asia’s greatest wealth is contained in natural forests, mountains, wetlands, marine habitats and other ecosystems.
But the future of Asia hangs in the balance. The dynamic economic growth being experienced in Asia is driving dramatic losses of biodiversity which is impacting the health of societies and economies and increasing the vulnerability of many countries to the impacts of climate change and disasters.