Biodiversity Planning in Asia


The national biodiversity strategy and action plans of 15 Asian countries are reviewed in this book, produced as part of an ICEM project with IUCN. The natural systems of South and South East Asia are in accelerating decline. Evidence from the 15 countries of the region covered in this book shows that all forms of biodiversity — ecosystems, species and genetic resources — are being lost at unprecedented rates. Rates of degradation in land, fresh water and marine habitats are a reflection of species loss.