Entries by CADI-Christian

Online inception workshop on CADI Secretariat’s 5-year Plan of Work

Experts from Central Asian countries discussed the conservation and sustainable use of cold winter deserts in Central Asia at the virtually held inception workshop. The workshop was organized by the Interim Regional Central Asian Desert Initiative (CADI) Secretariat, which started its work in Tashkent in 2021. The main objective of the virtual meeting was to […]

World Heritage nomination “Cold Winter Deserts of Turan”: draft nomination submitted

On the way to the transnational World Heritage nomination „Cold Winter Deserts of Turan“ within CADI, the draft nomination was submitted to the UNESCO World Heritage Centre for technical check on 30 September 2021. The document was submitted through the Secretariat of the National Commission for UNESCO in Turkmenistan. Besides Turkmenistan, the nomination is supported […]

Leopard Tay Shery found dead

The Leopard Tay Shery was found dead 250 km north of Ustyurt Nature Reserve. The circumstances of his death are still to investigate finally. However, its disappearance leaves us behind sad. Tay Shery was the ignition spark for entering the Persian Leopard in the Red Data Book of Kazakhstan to elaborate an Action Plan in Persian […]

Contribution of Central Asian deserts to the Paris Climate Agreement

The development of a NAMA in Uzbekistan for the conservation and restoration of desert habitats in Central Asia started with a kick-off workshop on 29 April. About 30 participants from politics, international organizations, scientific institutions, and NGOs took part in the Online-Workshop. The development of a NAMA is supported by the Michael Succow Foundation within […]

Persian leopard included in the Red Book of Kazakhstan

CADI’s efforts to protect the Persian Leopard in Central Asia have been successful: as of 5 April 2021, the Persian Leopard is finally included in the Red Book of Kazakhstan. The discovery of the Persian leopard in the Ustyurt State Nature Reserve (Kazakhstan) was made, among other things, with the help of camera traps, which […]

CADI Secretariat started working

The Interim Regional CADI Secretariat’s new coordinator and assistant coordinator have started working in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. The Secretariat is expected to keep the momentum of project interventions in the member countries directed to biodiversity conservation and sustainable use of ecosystems in cold winter desert areas. The CADI project will be backstopping initial activities foreseen within […]

On the way to the WHS nomination of cold winter deserts of Central Asia: countries submitted their updated tentative lists

On the way to the transnational World Heritage nomination of Central Asia’s cold winter deserts within the framework of the CADI project, the participating states have taken another important hurdle. One year before the planned submission of nomination documents in February 2022, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan have added the site “Cold Winter Deserts of Turan” […]

Monitoring results from Saigachy Reserve (Uzbekistan) published

The unique fauna and flora monitoring concept, developed for the Saigachy Reserve on the Ustyurt Plateau (Uzbekistan) within CADI, has been published. With the help of the monitoring concept and the use of camera traps, reliable data on the presence of migrating saigas, together with records of several other rare mammal species, could be obtained. […]

Learning material on cold winter deserts

The CADI team has supported the Media Institute of the Federal States (FWU) to develop learning materials on cold winter deserts. The materials are aimed at students in grades 7-10 and include worksheets, maps, and a film. CADI film footage from Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan’s deserts by the YouTube team “Vse Kak U Zverei” was used […]