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Increasing awareness in deforestation problems on the native and campesino communities neighboring the two national protected areas of Cordillera de ColEin, including private conservation areas.
Among the latest experiences being offered are the new Mandala Ou Resort, a Yoga retreat on the Nam Ou River about 90 miles from Luang Prabang; night safaris in the Nam Et a Phou Louey National Protected Area where such wildlife as tiger, gaur, Sambar deer and white-cheeked gibbon still survive; and the luxury cruiser RV Laos Pandaw will offer new itineraries for 2015, including a 10 night Laos expedition that also enters Thailand and Myanmar.
2 million to the Caribbean Biodiversity Fund (CBF) to promote the conservation, protection, management and expansion of national protected area systems and other areas of biodiversity significance across the Eastern Caribbean region, reports Caribbean News Now (June 30, 2014).
The Millers began the project in 1995 when the Belize government asked them for help with the National Protected Areas Management Plan.
This pilot study demonstrates the significant contribution of private initiatives to national protected area systems and underlines the importance of extending this survey to entire regions, as part of a global review of the role of private protected areas.
The study mapped 543 CEMEX aggregates and cement sites and assessed their proximity to areas of high biodiversity value, such as international and national Protected Areas, Important Bird Areas (IBA), Key Biodiversity Areas (KBA) and Natura 2000 sites.
At present, less than 20% of the Snow Leopard range in Central Tian Shan is under special protection; the project implementation will increase this coverage to 48% by establishing a new State Nature Park Khan Tengri , strengthen the national protected areas (PA) system, and increase the overall national PA coverage from 6.
The Ministry of Environment has signed an agreement with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), The Nature Conservancy (TNC) and the German Construction Bank (KFW) to create a US$10 million fund, to be administered by the National Protected Areas System (SINAP), reports DR1 Daily News (May 9, 2008).