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Mid-Term Review (MTR) for the “Integrated Landscape Management to Secure Nepal’s Protected Areas and Critical Corridors” project

Challenges and Vulnerabilities Despite its ecosystem and livelihood values discussed in the previous articles (access here and here), the TAL faces a wide range of threats causing biodiversity loss, deforestation, degradation of forests, grasslands and riparian areas, land degradation, and related carbon emissions. The root causes of these threats are increasing population pressure and economic growth in the TAL, and their impacts are exacerbated by climate change trends. The biggest threat remains the increasing conversion of

Natural geography, social and environmental importance of the Terai Arc Landscape

Located in the foothills of the Himalayas, the trans-boundary Terai Arc belt stretches from Nepal’s Bagmati River in the east to India’s Yamuna River in the west, connecting 16 protected areas across both countries (WWF, 2021). In Nepal, the Terai Arc Landscape (TAL) covers a vast area of 24,710 km2 with a network of six protected areas (PAs) and associated buffer zones, which together cover 5,538 km2 connected by seven forest corridors that also link to the Churia forests and Indian

Australia’s Great Barrier Reef stays off UNESCO danger list, still under ‘serious threat’

Australia’s Great Barrier Reef extends for more than 2 kilometers, covering an approximate area of 340 000 square kilometers, making it the largest coral reef system in the world. Designated as a World Heritage Site since 1981, is threatened by the climate crisis that has caused six coral bleaching events in its waters since 1998. The magnificent reef is home to thousands of marine species, hosting over 411 hard coral species and 1,500 types of fish. However, for several years, it

Nature Restoration Law promotes biodiversity and climate action across Europe

The presence and preservation of nature are fundamental to maintaining environmental balance and human survival. Wetlands, forests, grasslands, and marine habitats play a crucial role in regulating climate and preserving biodiversity. However, it is worrying to note that 80% of European nature is in a state of degradation. In this context, the EU Nature Restoration Law, adopted by the European Parliament on Wednesday, July 12, 2023, by 336 votes to 300 with 13 abstentions, paves the way for even greater action

The Nature Positive way

There is an urgent need to increase financing for biodiversity, given its intrinsic value, its critical role for Indigenous Peoples and local communities, for national economies, for food security and for its contribution to addressing climate goals. The One Forest Summit held in Libreville in March 2023 gave significant attention to biodiversity credits, including biodiversity-positive carbon credits. Discussions were informed by a high-level report entitled ‘Innovative Finance for Nature and People: Opportunities and Challenges for Biodiversity-Positive Carbon Credits and Nature Certificates’,

Last Tuesday, 4 of July, at Setin Environment was all about TEAM-BUILDING!

Our team-building event was at Piano dell’Osso and Monte Livata, in the Monti Simbruini Regional Park. We did some hiking, had lunch, shared projects and assignments, and suggestions/discussions to improve even further. The day was filled with valuable conversations and an opportunity to learn more about each other. All Setin Environment team worked together in a fantastic gathering, to improve communications skills, exchange knowledge and experience, and improve the performance of the company and team members. This fun event was a testament

Justice for Climate and Biodiversity Loss

For decades, countries across the Global South have been calling on rich countries to accept responsibility for greenhouse gas emissions that have increased global temperatures and resulted in irreversible damage across the world. Finally, at the 2022 UNFCCC conference of the parties (COP27), world leaders agreed to a dedicated “loss and damage” fund providing financial assistance to poor nations affected by climate disasters. The key rationale for providing reparations related to loss and damage from climate change is based on justice.

UNESCO Beech Forest Site Management Plan

The Abruzzo National Park is one of the oldest in Italy. The park is the leader of the UNESCO site of the Beech Forests of Europe. More information about UNESCO Beech Forest can be found here. UNESCO is the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. Founded on 16 November 1945 in Paris, it seeks to build peace and mutual understanding among countries through the promotion of education, science, culture, communication, and information. The site Ancient and Primeval Beech

Abruzzo, Lazio and Molise National Park Plan

The Abruzzo National Park is one of the oldest in Italy. The first proposal for the establishment of the park was drawn up in 1917 by the National Parks Commission of the Pro-Montibus Federation. Here more information about the Park. According to the Framework Law on Protected Areas (Law no. 394 of 6-12-1991), the Park Plan is the instrument that each Park Authority must have to manage its territory, in order to guarantee the conservation and enhancement of

El Niño Approaching: Scientist Alarmed by Recent, Swift Ocean Warming

This month, the ocean experienced rapid warming, with the global sea surface registering a new high temperature. This phenomenon is alarming scientists, as they do not fully understand why this is happening and have never seen such a large and rapid warming. Furthermore, the combination of this phenomenon with other meteorological phenomena could lead to an alarming rise in global temperature by the end of next year. Moreover, experts believe that, in the coming months, a strong El Niño weather