Partnership against wildlife crime in Africa and Asia

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OBJECTIVES Key actors make broader use of proven approaches to curb transnationally organised wildlife crime. DESCRIPTION Wildlife crime not only threatens wildlife populations and their habitats but also jeopardises the economic basis and security of...

Strengthening Coastal Biodiversity Conservation and Management through Protection and Rehabilitation Incentives for Coastal Carbon Sinks in Pacific Island countries

OBJECTIVES Fiji, Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu are successfully conserving and managing seagrass and mangrove ecosystems to safeguard associated ecosystem services. DESCRIPTION Seagrass meadows and mangrove forests sequester carbon at rates up to 66 times faster than terrestrial forests and store up to five times more carbon per hectare. These...

Climate Policy and Biodiversity Project

OBJECTIVES Thailand is progressing on a climate-resilient and low greenhouse gas emission development pathway. The country’s marine and coastal biodiversity is better protected and managed to benefit sustainable tourism and coastal livelihoods, contributing to successful development of a sustainable Green Economy. DESCRIPTION Thailand is Southeast Asia's second largest emitter of carbon dioxide...

Solutions for Marine and Coastal Resilience in the Coral Triangle

OBJECTIVES The six countries of the Coral Triangle are undertaking measures to preserve biodiversity and the associated ecosystem services in three large transboundary seascapes. DESCRIPTION The Coral Triangle is regarded as the global epicentre of marine biodiversity. Its unique habitats and important ecosystem services are increasingly jeopardised, however. The main stress factors...

Protection of Aquatic Ecosystems in India’s Northeastern Himalay Region

OBJECTIVES State and local stakeholders are implementing their improved knowledge and management capacities for the conservation and sustainable, climate-friendly management of aquatic ecosystems in four states of the North Eastern region - Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya and Nagaland. DESCRIPTION North Eastern Region of India is home to two of the thirty-four biodiversity hotspots...

Sino-German Environmental Partnership Phase III

OBJECTIVES Environmental protection and nature conservation measures in China are planned and implemented more effectively. DESCRIPTION Economic growth in China has slowed and recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic is ongoing. In this context, China’s 14th Five-Year Plan (2021-2025) aims to achieve qualitative economic growth and balance this with environment protection. The...

Strengthening Disaster Resilience and Risk Mitigation through Ecosystem-based Planning and Adaptation (E4DR)

OBJECTIVES Ecosystem-based adaptation and climate insurance are building resilience to the negative impacts of climate change in the Philippines. DESCRIPTION The Philippines is highly vulnerable to extreme weather events caused by climate change. Increasing loss and damage from typhoons, heavy rains, and slow-onset sea level rise are increasing poverty, triggering migration and...

Protection and management of Aquatic Biodiversity in the North Eastern Region of India

OBJECTIVES State and local stakeholders are implementing their improved knowledge and management capacities for the conservation and sustainable, climate-friendly management of aquatic ecosystems in four states of the North Eastern region - Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya and Nagaland. DESCRIPTION North Eastern Region of India is home to two of the thirty-four biodiversity hotspots...