One Biodiversity.

For the conservation and protection of the region’s natural heritage. Learn More >

Southeast Asia: Into the Wild

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In Thailand, forests and oceans become classrooms for children

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Antoinette Taus: finding meaning in protecting the planet

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Katrina Kendall: looking towards nature to protect biodiversity

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At least 10 million native trees across 10 ASEAN Member States in a span of 10 years

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#WeAreASEANBiodiversity Our home. Our lives. Our stories.

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Access and Benefit Sharing

A principle and process that defines the way by which genetic resources may be accessed, and how the benefits that result from their use are shared between people, institutions, or countries that use and provide these resources.

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Biodiversity Information Management

Data is contributed by a community of partners who are equipped with the necessary skills that enable the use of a common structure, and collaboratively develop knowledge products that inform responsible biodiversity conservation.

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Ecotourism, Business and Biodiversity

Businesses depend on biological resources as the main source of raw materials of their product and so must be involved in the conservation and sustainable management of biodiversity.

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Climate Change and Biodiversity

Climate change is one of the many drivers of biodiversity loss. It forces life forms to adapt either by shifting habitat or by modifying life cycles.

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Taxonomy and Invasive Alien Species

Taxonomy identifies both indigenous and invasive alien species. Invasive alien species are identified and measures to prevent their establishment are set in place to protect indigenous species and biodiversity.

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Species Conservation and Wildlife Law Enforcement

Each and every species on Earth has an important role in the ecosystem. However, many in the ASEAN region are facing increasing environmental pressures, and illegal wildlife trade has already resulted in the degradation of the region’s habitats.

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The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity

"Making nature’s values visible." An initiative that aims to evaluate the costs of biodiversity loss and ecosystems degradation, and compare the economic benefits of biodiversity conservation and the costs of failure to take protective measures.

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Public Awareness

"You cannot protect what you do not know." Promoting the richness and the values of biodiversity is the first step to inspire people to take action in conserving and sustainably managing biological resources.

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ASEAN Heritage Parks and Protected Area Management

The ASEAN Heritage Parks are the best of the best protected areas in the ASEAN region, and were established to generate greater awareness, pride, appreciation, enjoyment and conservation of ASEAN’s rich natural heritage.

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Coastal and Marine Biodiversity

The ASEAN covers some 170,000 kilometers of coasts and oceans. The most common habitat building species found in coastal environments in the ASEAN region are coral reefs, seagrasses, and mangroves.

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Wetlands and Peatlands

The total area of peatlands in the ASEAN region is estimated to be about 250,000 square kilometers, which is 60 per cent of the world’s tropical peatlands, and about a tenth of the total global peatland resource.

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Transboundary Protected Areas

Places of land or seas or both that straddle or border between states / provinces / regions / autonomous areas / areas beyond the limit of national sovereignty or jurisdiction, whose constituent parts are especially dedicated to the protection and maintenance of biological diversity, and of natural and associated cultural resources, and managed cooperatively.

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Agricultural Biodiversity

The genetic resources for food and agriculture is the result of the interaction between the environment, genetic resources, and management systems and practices used by culturally diverse peoples.

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Urban Biodiversity

Cities in South East Asia occupy only 2% of its total land area but it’s 200 billion urban inhabitants consume 75% of their total land resources and produce the equivalent amount of environmentally destructive waste.

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The ASEAN Heritage Parks Programme

The AHPs are protected areas of high conservation importance, representing a complete spectrum of ecosystems of the ASEAN region.

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The ASEAN Clearing-House Mechanism

The CHM serves as gateway to available biodiversity information in the ASEAN region for science-based decision-making.

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ASEAN Youth Conservation Action Fund Fellowship Funding for Conservation Project Project Management Training

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Species of the month

White-Handed Gibbon

With long arms to swing them effortlessly, white-handed gibbons are among the fastest of primates. They can “fly” up to 40 feet through the air, allowing them to cross rivers and large forest openings.