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Natural Sciences

Asia & the Pacific


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  • Issyk Kul biosphere reserve, Kyrgyzstan

The country is covered by the UNESCO Office in Almaty, Kazakhstan.


Among Kyrgyzstan's most significant environmental issues are water pollution and soil salinity.

There are currently 2 biosphere reserves under UNESCO’s Man and the Biosphere programme (MAB), and it is involved in one project aiming to study mountain ecosystems. Below you can access the projects that are currently being implemented in the country within the framework of UNESCO’s Natural Sciences Sector.



- Hydrology for the Environment, Life and Policy programme (HELP) project in the Aral Sea basin More

- Asian Water and Development Information for Arid Lands – A Global Network (Asian G-WADI)

- Asian G-Wadi Pilot Basin: Chu River Basin More

- Lessons on Cooperation Building to Manage Water Conflicts in the Aral Sea Basin (PCCP case study) More

People, Biodiversity and Ecology

- Global Change and Mountain Regions (GLOCHAMORE)

- Biosphere Reserves (WNBRs)

Earth Sciences

- GIS metallogeny of Central Asia (IGCP, Project 473)

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