Entries by CADI-Christian

Ustyurt from above

Stunning drone-shots from CADI expedition to chink Kaplankyr and the southern part of Ustyurt-Plateau (Kazakhstan). Video (mp4)

Virtual Construction of Central Asia’s Plant Life

Central Asia’s valuable botanical collections—which are currently available only in herbaria and mostly located in respective capitals—are soon going to be accessible to the wider public via an internet database. Eleven visiting scholars from Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, and Turkmenistan are taking part in a weeklong workshop in Greifswald, Germany, to mark the occasion. The goal of […]

Persian leopard has been discovered in Ustyurt Nature Reserve

Little reliable information exists about encounters with leopards in Kazakhstan in recent decades. In fact, the leopard is not even listed on the country’s fauna list. The discovery came entirely by accident during a project by the Rufford Foundation involving supplementary feeding of vultures, which is currently being repeated in the Ustyurt Nature Reserve. Zhaskairat […]

Open Standards workshop in Barsakelmes (Kazakhstan)

Barsakelmes Strict Nature Reserve used to be an island in Aral Sea. Since the lake has almost decreased it is no longer an island. Native plant communities disappeared, most of fauna species are under severe thread, IUCN threatened ungulates such as Saiga, Kulan and Goitered Gazelle lost their habitats. Together with the CADI national project […]

IPBES workshop in Astana

Orientation workshop, dedicated to IPBES took place in Astana on 20 September. The event was organized by CADI in order to support international cooperation for nature conservation in Central Asia. Major goal of the workshop was the introduction to the structure and processes of IPBES (Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services). The presentations from […]

IPBES workshop in Tashkent

IPBES workshop took place in Tashkent on 18 September. The event was organized by CADI in order to support international cooperation for nature conservation in Central Asia. Major goal of the workshop was the introduction to the structure and processes of IPBES (Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services). Joining Central Asian countries to the […]

Desert hero was awarded the “Dustlik” order of Uzbekistan

The hero of the project “Defeating the desert” of “gazeta.uz”, Nomos Dzhumaev, was awarded the “Dustlik” order on behalf of the president of the Republic of Uzbekistan. The photo, video and audio report was initiated by CADI. Nomos Dzhumaev, a farmer in the Surchandarya desert in Uzbekistan, took up the fight against the degradation and […]

The Aral ghost

In the course of CADI project an impressive photo, video and audio report on one of the most mysterious places in Uzbekistan was developed: the ghost town Aralsk-7. The now completely abandoned village was located on the island of Vozrozhdenie in the Aral Sea. Due to the dramatic decrease of the Aral Sea, the island […]

Official CADI start in Turkmenistan!

The project agreement for the implementation of CADI in Turkmenistan has been signed on 20 August between the State Committee of Turkmenistan for Environmental Protection and Land Resources and the Michael Succow Foundation. The signing was preceded by about 1.5 years of preparatory work. The agreement represents the latest step in the long-standing, fruitful cooperation […]