At the occasion of the International Day of Biological Diversity, European Commission’s DG International Cooperation and Development is launching a major study: 'Larger than Tigers: Inputs for a strategic approach to biodiversity conservation in Asia’
This report highlights Asia's great natural capital and provides valuable information and analysis in support of a strategic approach to halting environmental degradation and biodiversity loss in the region. You can read more about the many positive initiatives taking place across the region thanks to our partnerships with governments, civil society, businesses, and ordinary citizens.
Asia is home to over half of the world's population and almost one fifth of its land mass. These richly diverse terrestrial, freshwater and marine ecosystems have witnessed rapid population and economic growth. A large number of species are on the brink of extinction. The European Union is leading global efforts for conservation, as one of the largest contributors to biodiversity-related development assistance.