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Between 1990 and 2002, an additional 35 percent of the total urban population of the Asia-Pacific region - over 368 million people - gained...
Thailand, 20 Jan 2009
Geneva/Bangkok/Dhaka (WMO/FAO/UNESCAP) – "Large populations in South Asian countries depend on semi-subsistence agriculture for their livelihoods and future projections of climate change impacts indicate...
25 Aug 2008
The link below provides great coverage of Pacific islanders' participation at Asia-Pacific Forestry Week – held in Hanoi from 21 to 26 April 2008...
02 Jun 2008
Destruction of mangroves has exposed coastal communities to cycloneRome - Mangrove forests could have reduced damage resulting from the waves caused by cyclone Nargis...
15 May 2008
Hanoi - Forest conservation in Asia and the Pacific cannot succeed without the direct involvement of local people, a gathering of the region’s forest...
Viet Nam, 23 Apr 2008
Hanoi - Trees grow for hundreds of years, but the forestry sector needs to change immediately if it is to deal effectively with the...
Viet Nam, 21 Apr 2008
Asia-Pacific Forestry Week: Forestry in a changing worldHanoi - The world’s forests, and the strategies that are adopted to protect and manage them, are...
Viet Nam, 18 Apr 2008
Hanoi, 21-26 April 2008Over 600 participants from more than 50 countries will take part in the first-ever Asia-Pacific Forestry Week in Hanoi from 21...
Viet Nam, 16 Apr 2008
An FAO publication on "The role of coastal forests in the mitigation of tsunami impacts"' is now available on the FAO tsunami website.The publication,...
27 Mar 2008
Tropical coastal deltas represent one of the most diverse and rapidly changing biophysical regions in the developing world. These deltas are home to large...
Thailand, 06 Mar 2008