Protected Areas

By Midori Paxton, Head, Ecosystems and Biodiversity, UNDP Let us step back in time to more than 2000 years ago, when Chinese philosophical and historical texts contained sophisticated conceptions of nature and our place within it. Daoism, a school of philosophical thought popular to this day, focuse...Read more
By Watcharin Fasiriphorn, Mayor of Koh Tao sub-district Municipality Office, Koh Pha-ngan District, Surat Thani province, Thailand I first came here in 1987 as a public health officer for the Koh Tao Island community health post, treating patients and caring for the people here. It was not my intent...Read more
By Alibek Tokymbayev, Director of the Tarbagatai National Park, Kazakhstan Kazakhstan has immense natural beauty and it has been a great honour working in a sector that contributes to its protection. I have been working in forestry for more than 35 years and have managed the Targabatai State Nationa...Read more
(C) Humberto Arellano
(C) Humberto Arellano
By Alejandra Blanco, former Director of the Environmental Fund, State of Jalisco, Mexico Biodiversity offers enormous value to the economy and society of the Mexican state of Jalisco. The state is one of the most populous and economically thriving states in Mexico, and one of the most biodiverse wit...Read more