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The grass is greener: rehabilitating the Syrian BadiaThe Syrian steppe or ‘Badia’ covers 10 million hectares of central and eastern Syria. Characterized by poor soils and low rainfall, it is suitable only for grazing by small ruminants, equines and camels.

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 YANG Youlin
Regional Coordinator
Tel: +66 2 288 2559
Email: youlin.unescap@un.org

KIM Kihyun
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Regional News

04.07.2014
ESCAP/ DROUGHT MONITORING AND EARLY WARNING, 03 JULY 2014
ESCAP news on drought monitoring and early warning > more
27.06.2014
Regional Workshop on Geo-referenced Information System for Improving Disaster Risk Preparedness and Management in Asia and the Pacific, 26-27 June, Bangkok
Focusing on improving disaster risk preparedness and strengthening cooperation > more
25.06.2014
​​The Republic of Korea celebrates the 2014 WDCD
The Korea Forest Service (KFS) joined the celebration of the 2014 WDCD by hosting the International Symposium on Combating Desertification and organizing a tree-planting ceremony in Mongolia > more
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Addressing desertification, land degradation and drought in Asia

Desertification manifests itself in many different forms across the vast Asian continent. Out of a total land area of 4.3 billion hectares, Asia contains some 1.7 billion hectares of arid, semi-arid, and dry sub-humid land reaching from the Mediterranean coast to the shores of the Pacific.
 

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Asia: Regional cooperation

The Convention‘s Regional Implementation Annex for Asia recognizes these particular conditions. It calls for activities at the national, subregional, and regional level in the form of coordinated and integrated action programmes.

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