Nepal needs at least US$ 42.7 million from the international community and conservation partners to carry out conservation programmes to meet the global tiger recovery goal and double the wild population of tigers, a meeting was told here on Friday.

As part of celebrations for the International Tiger Year 2010, all 13 tiger range countries have agreed to double the big cats

Southeast Asia is recognized as a region of very high biodiversity, much of which is currently at risk due to habitat loss and other threats. However, many aspects of this diversity, even for relatively well-known groups such as mammals, are poorly known, limiting ability to develop conservation plans.

Bangladesh joins hand with 12 other Tiger Range Countries (TRC) to save global tiger population.

Tiger is treated as one of the most critically endangered animals fast disappearing from the world.

Many international statements have urged researchers, policy-makers and health care providers to collaborate in efforts to bridge the gaps between research, policy and practice in low- and middle-income countries. We surveyed researchers in 10 countries about their involvement in such efforts.

Gaps continue to exist between research-based evidence and clinical practice. We surveyed health care pro viders in 10 low- and middle-income countries about their use of research-based evidence and examined factors that may facilitate or impede such use.

Ananth Krishnan

BEIJING: China's dam-building spree along the Mekong river in south-western Yunnan province has raised fears among several of its neighbours, who say the dams have led to shrinking levels of water downstream.

Abundant in hydropower resources, it has taken on the role of a 'battery' for its electricity-starved neighbours
Barun Roy / New Delhi March 11, 2010, 0:40 IST

The report shows that while tigers are in dire trouble in some areas, they are still hanging on in others. Meanwhile, opportunities to grow tiger populations in landscapes where conservation efforts are beginning to take hold.

High fossil fuel prices, energy security concerns, and
environmental issues

This report calls for Asia's first regional climate change adaptation agreement in the Greater Mekong region, which, as one of the regions with richest biological diversity on the earth, is already strongly affected by climate change. It urges politicians to strike an ambitious and fair agreement on a climate treaty at upcoming talks in Copenhagen.