Navigation Links
Afghanistan to protect wildlife and wild lands

In a country known more for conflict than conservation, a joint effort by the government of Afghanistan and the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has been launched to protect the region's unique wildlife and develop the country's first official system of protected areas.


"This is an important and exciting moment for Afghanistan, which contains some of the most beautiful wild lands in Asia," said Peter Zahler, Assistant Director for WCS' Asia Program and a researcher in the region for over a decade. "Conservation is critical for recovery and stability in a country where so many people directly depend on local natural resources for their survival. Conservation can also inspire local communities and even neighboring countries to work together to protect the region's natural heritage."

Afghanistan's natural landscape is dominated by the Hindu Kush mountain range and the Pamir Knot, a region where the Hindu Kush, Karakoram, Tien Shan, and Himalayan ranges come together to form some of the greatest mountains in the world. These alpine ecosystems support a surprisingly wide range of large mammal species, including the Marco Polo sheep, the world's largest sheep and the namesake of one of the first European travelers along the silk routes to east Asia and who described the giant sheep in his writings in the late 13th Century. Other mammals known to occur in Afghanistan include the ibex, the Persian leopard, gazelles, and the elusive snow leopard.

Specifically, five areas being considered by this project for protected area status include the Pamir-I-Buzurg, Little Pamir, and the Waghjir Valley--all located in the high Pamirs in an area called the Wakhan Corridor--and Bande Amir and Ajar Valley, located in the Central Plateau region.

Other priorities in the 3-year biodiversity project include initiating a legislative review of environmental policies; deve
'"/>

Source:Wildlife Conservation Society


Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Enzyme, lost in most mammals, is shown to protect against UV-induced skin cancer
2. Key molecule in plant photo-protection identified
3. Bound for destruction: Ubiquitination protects against improper Notch signaling
4. Enzyme shown to help protect genomic stability
5. Experiments provide proof of how traveling in groups protects insects
6. Experiments provide proof of how traveling in groups protects insects
7. Antibodies from plants protect against anthrax
8. Substance protects resilient staph bacteria
9. Molecule that usually protects infection-fighting cells may cause plaque deposits inside arteries
10. Products containing specific probes for detecting alternative splice forms protected
11. Sickle cell and protection against malaria
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: Afghanistan protect wildlife and wild lands

(Date:8/21/2014)... (ANU) team has successfully replicated one of the crucial ... powered by sunlight which could manufacture hydrogen as a ... It is an exciting prospect to use them to ... Dr Kastoori Hingorani, from the ARC Centre of Excellence ... Biology. , Hydrogen offers potential as a zero-carbon replacement ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... 2014 George E. Fox, a John and Rebecca Moores ... (UH), was named a fellow in the International Society for ... Fox is one of four members two from the ... as fellows in 2014. Fellows are elected every three years, ... 500 members from more than 20 countries, the ISSOL includes ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... University of Tennessee, Knoxville, research finds life can persist ... professor was part of a team that examined waters ... Antarctic ice sheet and found the extreme environment supports ... by Jill Mikucki and her colleagues has implications for ... in the solar system. The findings are published in ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Water and sunlight the formula for sustainable fuel 2UH professor named fellow by International Astrobiology Society 2University of Tennessee research uncovers subglacial life beneath Antarctic ice sheet 2
... rare genetic disease, genetics researchers have identified a novel ... human development, potentially in cases of mental retardation and ... two genes that contribute to Cornelia deLange syndrome (CdLS), ... in 10,000 children. The disease varies from milder to ...
... an enhanced long-term memory, researchers report in the April ... Cell Press. These findings point to a potential target ... loss, according to the researchers. , The researchers studied ... memory-blocking protein. Animals that carry a defective version of ...
... an old mine in California is proving to be a ... how bacterial communities exist in nature. , A letter published ... possible to follow what microorganisms are doing in their natural ... The technique, utilized in a microbial community thriving in battery ...
Cached Biology News:Gene found for rare disorder may reveal new pathway in mental retardation 2Mutation improves memory, may lead to memory-enhancing pill 2Mutation improves memory, may lead to memory-enhancing pill 3Mine runoff continues to provide clues to microbial diversification 2Mine runoff continues to provide clues to microbial diversification 3
(Date:8/20/2014)... , Aug. 20, 2014 Clintrax ... services located in Raleigh, NC ... Evans as Vice President of Administration. ... will oversee all corporate processes, including their alignment ... Clintrax Global, Brad worked as an HR executive, ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... Livermore, California (PRWEB) August 20, 2014 ... to develop and apply the most complete climate ... challenging and demanding climate change issues. , Eight ... combining forces with the National Center for Atmospheric ... in the new effort. Other participating national laboratories ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... Calif. , Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- ... the transformative collaboration between the school,s bioengineering department ... part of the Intel® Software Academic Program, UCSD,s ... sciences and the human body.  ... The study exhibits the work of Dr. ...
(Date:8/19/2014)... August 19, 2014 Shimadzu Scientific ... systems, Prominence-i and Nexera-i, adding to the company’s ... excellent functionality, an intuitive operating environment, and full ... more efficient workflow for conventional to ultra-high-speed analysis. ... intuitive and intelligent design so users can begin ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Clintrax Global, Inc. Announces Addition to Executive Team 2New Project Is the ACME of Addressing Climate Change 2New Project Is the ACME of Addressing Climate Change 3Intel and University of San Diego Bioengineering Department Release Case Study on Health Sciences Research 2Shimadzu’s New i-Series Integrated Liquid Chromatography Systems Provide Laboratories Wider Range of Analytical Capabilities 2Shimadzu’s New i-Series Integrated Liquid Chromatography Systems Provide Laboratories Wider Range of Analytical Capabilities 3
... , ,MADISON If location is everything, then 5Nines ... wholly owned subsidiary of Matador Consulting , located at ... shares a wall with a major Internet bandwidth provider, ... Norlights point of presence (POP) has created advantages for its ...
... Clinics officers discuss security challenges , ,MADISON The ... lists each patient and their condition is a familiar scene ... privacy? , ,Balancing the best interest of the patient but ... it was the topic of a lecture given by ...
... Safety and Information Technology is a national priority ... budget, technology and finance at the U.S. Department of ... PhD, FACMI, and senior advisor of the National Health ... the Digital Healthcare Conference being held June 22-23, ...
Cached Biology Technology:5Nines Data Services: downtown Madisons new data center 2The challenges of maintaining patient privacy and delivering secure clinical information 2The challenges of maintaining patient privacy and delivering secure clinical information 3U.S. Health and Human Services officials to speak at the Digital Healthcare Conference 2
... Taq DNA Polymerase is a thermostable recombinant ... in primer extension and other molecular biology ... which provides easy and quick identification of ... allows confirmation of complete mixing. The inert ...
... The EnzChek Lysozyme Assay Kit (E-22013) ... measure levels of lysozyme,activity in solution. ... down to 20 U/mL (Figure 1). ... lysodeikticus cell,walls, which are labeled to ...
RNA oligomers from 10 to 50 bases purified by PAGE and MS-checked. RNAs are supplied dried and fully deprotected....
... (Cap Analog) is used for the synthesis ... vitro transcription reactions. Substitution of cap analog ... in an in vitro transcription reaction results ... into a large fraction of the transcripts. ...
Biology Products: