The widely diverse habitat types of Central Asia – ranging from ice-capped high mountains to hot sandy deserts – harbour a great number of unique species. The Tian Shan, or Heavenly Mountains, with their highly specialised fauna and flora are a global hotspot of species diversity. NABU has been active on the ground since the 1990s to protect those threatened paradises of nature. Beside species conservation projects targeting the likes of the snow leopard, saiga, or striped hyena, the establishment of protected areas and the promotion of ecotourism have been cornerstones of NABU’s work in Central Asia. In this way, conservation profits people, too.
South East Asia
With four terrestrial biodiversity hotspots and the coral triangle as the epicentre of marine biodiversity South-East Asia is one of the megadiverse regions in the world. By rapid economic development and a steady increase of human population of now nearly 1 billion people, Southeast Asia's biodiversity faces multiple threats, while the region is particularly vulnerable to climate change, pandemics and natural desasters. Since 2008, NABU is actively engaged for the human population and nature in the region. In Indonesia, NABU and its partners focus on protecting and restoring landscape-scale rainforests on Sumatra and Sulawesi. This is not only a globally relevant climate change mitigation measure, but also helps sustaining the livelihood of indigenous communities directly depending on the forest.
NABU on the ground in Asia
Click the locations in below map to find out where and how NABU is active in Asia.
our aSIA projects in detail
Saiga antelopes are part of the steppe, just as bison are part of the prairie. Yet this rare animal only survives in five areas in Asia. NABU is helping to preserve the saiga in Kazakhstan with projects for community-based conservation and environmental education. more →