Smart Green Infrastructure
Remarks by Dr. John Seidensticker, Conservation Ecology Center, Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, National Zoological Park, for […]
World Bank Group President Robert B. Zoellick is discussing the tiger crisis and enlisting the active engagement of industry and the private sector to protect biodiversity in a series of private meetings with CEOs and other industry and business leaders. This is part of the Global Tiger Initiative’s strategy to reach out to a new set of stakeholders that would complement and fundamentally strengthen the existing circle of partners.
World Bank President Zoellick, U.S. Under Secretary of State Hormats commend progress on tiger conservation
November 28, 2011, Washington, DC– If the fate of tigers in the wild were dependent solely on the dedication and passion of the conservationists present at the World Bank on Monday for the First Anniversary of the St. Petersburg Tiger Summit, this iconic species would today likely be thriving in the forests across 13 tiger range countries in Asia.
On May 31, His Excellency, Lyonpo Dr. Pema Gyamtsho, the Honorable Minister of Agriculture and Forests of Bhutan, endorsed the Thimphu Recommendations as a “good start to walk the talk and the path we must follow to conserve tigers, and with them, all the species in the food chain and their ecosystems.”
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The Government of Bhutan and Global Tiger Initiative Secretariat are organizing a two-day workshop in Thimphu, the capital of the majestic and remote Kingdom of Bhutan, nestled in the Himalayas between India and China, to introduce principles of Smart Green Infrastructure (SGI). The Global Tiger Initiative, as part of the World Bank’s efforts to mainstream conservation into development, is pioneering research and knowledge-sharing on the full policy spectrum and techniques to allow infrastructure development to go hand in hand with the preservation of wildlife and biodiversity.
Archive of Kathmandu presentations, video, and
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Public works supporting the way of life for millions of people in Asian countries — roads, hydroelectric dams, mining operations, and others — have contributed to the loss of the region’s biodiversity and particularly have impacted the natural habitats of the Asian Tiger. The need for planning and design guidance has become obvious. The Smart Infrastructure (SI) Team of the Global Tiger Initiative (GTI) is a response to the shift in thinking toward fuller consideration of ecosystem sensitivity and Tiger ranges and populations in infrastructure planning.