Asia World Park
asia World Park
One possibility for the Asia World Park is the Tibetan Plateau, which extends 1,600 miles east to west and is home to some of the largest expanses of natural landscape and wilderness in Asia.
As increasing human populations and climate change continue to impact this region, the "Roof of the world" will see its thousands of glaciers disappear. Therefore, it becomes even more important to conserve it.
The area stretching from Bhutan in the east to the Kashmir region in the west is an ideal candidate for a World Park due to its limited infrastructure, the presence of thousands of glaciers holding freshwater and global potential for mitigating climate change.
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Places such as Mount Everest and Annapurna are among the most well-known and studied protected ecosystems on the planet.
However, connecting these and many other existing protected areas (as seen highlighted here) would create a massive wildlife corridor and intact ecosystem.
By building off of existing conserved and protected areas, we are expediting the process of large-scale landscape conservation by filling in the missing areas of interest.
Based on an assessment using data from the UN Environment Program and the Integrated Biodiversity Assessment Tool, this proposed World Park would include over 2,100 species on the IUCN Red List, over 200 existing protected areas and more than 200 Key Biodiversity Areas.
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Ecologically speaking, it is more beneficial to have larger, connected areas of protection than to have smaller, disjointed areas.
This proposed Asia World Park will be a bold and innovative solution to environmental protection and international cooperation.
The Asia World Park will cross international borders and cover over 250,000 square miles of plateau, forest, river systems and mountain regions.
We see this as necessary to ensure the world meets the conservation goals set out by the global scientific community.