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Biodiversity for Sustainable Development: Delivering Results for Asia and the Pacific

14 Oct 2014
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This book is both a celebration of biodiversity work in the Asia-Pacific region and a cautionary account of what is happening to the ecosystems that support millions of lives and livelihoods in the region.  

 

Innovations in monitoring endangered species, in creating protected areas and managing them better, adapting to climate change, improving community livelihoods and energy efficiency, and diversifying crops are amongst the wide range of  results, stories and photos presented in the book, which offers examples from the eastern tip of Asia to the far reaches of the Pacific Ocean.

 

The book presents dozens of groundbreaking and inspiring examples of work to conserve land, water and ocean resources that have taken place since 2000 in this vast, wonderful and diverse region. The unconventional book links biodiversity with five theme: Home, Food and Water, Work and Money, Health and Security, and Happiness and Love. 

 

It illustrates how biodiversity is a vital component of the most basic concerns of our daily lives, wherever we are, and whatever we do.