South Asia faces huge losses in bio­di­ver­sity: ADB

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The South Asia has suf­fered the great­est losses in bio­di­ver­sity over the last 50 years com­pared to any trop­i­cal re­gion in the world, while the list of threat­ened bird and mam­mal species in South Asia has grown longer.

Ac­cord­ing to the ADB poor man­age­ment of nat­u­ral re­sources and cor­rup­tion have had a large de­struc­tive im­pact on the Asian re­gion's eco­log­i­cal sys­tems as Asia holds 20 per cent of the world bio­di­ver­sity, 14 per cent of the world's trop­i­cal forests, and 34 per cent of global co­ral re­sources and the great­est num­ber of fish and aqua­cul­ture in the world. It fur­ther said en­vi­ron­men­tal courts and tri­bunals (ECTs) are seen as a way to con­cen­trate ex­per­tise to en­sure that judges de­cid­ing on en­vi­ron­men­tal and nat­u­ral re­source cases fairly.

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