Post-disaster recovery and reconstruction can cause many adverse environmental impacts. This guide outlines ways in which they can be avoided in Nepal, and good practices can be promoted, in order to reduce future disaster risk and ensure long-term livelihoods and well-being for local people.
A look at the Sarychat-Ertash State Reserve in the Central Tian Shan Region of the Kyrgyz Republic. This nature reserve is one of Central Asia’s most important snow leopard and argali sites but is under severe threat from climate change impacts. This article examines how the WWF Asia High Mountains Project is working with local communities to protect this important reserve and also help local residents adapt to climate change impacts on these mountains. The article originally appeared in the Winter 2015 issue of WWF’s World Wildlife magazine. (10 page Magazine Article)
This report from WWF, funded by USAID, outlines how communities and ecosystems in snow leopard range areas of Asia’s high mountains are vulnerable to climate change impacts such as increased frequency and intensity of extreme weather to shifts in rainfall seasonality and increasing rates of glacial melt. Based on the latest science, the report summarizes existing adaptation efforts and provides recommendations for the future action. (104 page Technical Report)
A series of maps and analysis from WWF, funded by USAID, that explore the links between climate change, snow leopard habitat, and water provision across the 12 snow leopard range countries in Asia. The map book provides new insight into how snow leopard range, which forms the headwaters of 20 major river basins, benefits downstream settlements, and how water provision is now threatened by climate change. (91 page Technical Report)
A summary of the achievements, challenges, and lessons learned from investment in the Coral Triangle Support Partnership (CTSP), part of a broader USAID-funded effort to support the Coral Triangle Initiative on Coral Reefs, Fisheries, and Food Security. Notable progress was made toward increasing stewardship of biodiversity and improving food security in the Coral Triangle.