Strategic Uzbek-Chinese partnership to raise economic cooperation
Asian Geographic Magazine
by asiangeo
4M ago
16 October 2023, 25th UNWTO General Assembly, Samarkand, Uberkistan – As part of Uzbekistan’s effort to improve and modernize its economy, Uzberkitan is looking to strengthen its relations with China, its strategic partner, through foreign policy. By forging bilateral relations on the basis of equality, mutual respect and consideration of interests, the two countries hope to raise activity and commerce to improve the economy. Over the last 30 years, both countries concluded 113 interstate and inter-governmental agreements, including the Treaty of Friendship and Cooperation between the Republic ..read more
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A PEEK INTO AN OBSCURE NOOK OF ASIA – The Russian Rice Connection
Asian Geographic Magazine
by asiangeo
5M ago
According to an old legend of the Soyot people, a vicious person can never find the way into the valley of the Ok-hem River: Bad weather or misfortune will stop him. There are mountains all round the valley. This area of the Sayan Highland, situated to the west of Buryatia and sharing its borders with Tuva and Mongolia, is considered to be one of the most traversed and sparsely populated areas of Siberia. In the 19th century, Buddhist pilgrims coming back from the Himalayas gave the name “Lesser Tibet” to the Okinsky region, the local landscapes being very similar to the Tibetan Plateau. The s ..read more
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The Shark Conservationist Who Helped Capture Jaws
Asian Geographic Magazine
by asiangeo
5M ago
After participating in the shoot that led to Hollywood’s most famous shark scene, Valerie Taylor became a tireless defender of sharks and the marine environment. For ADEX Pixel Expo’s “Generational Exchange”, actress and ADEX Ambassador for Marine Conservation Hidy Yu talks to the Australian legend Everybody, it seems, wants to be frightened of something. We don’t have witches and devils anymore, but we have the great white shark. – Valerie Taylor It was the movie aggrieved crew members nicknamed “Flaws”, such were the difficulties with the shoot, from bad weather and seasickness to water ..read more
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Saving the World’s Biggest Eagle
Asian Geographic Magazine
by asiangeo
5M ago
The national bird of the Philippines is under threat of extinction from deforestation and human persecution Standing a metre tall, with a wingspan of well over two metres, the Philippine eagle – the iconic apex predator that serves as the archipelagic country’s national bird – is the largest eagle on the planet in terms of length and wing surface area. While this formidable raptor is believed to reside exclusively on four major islands – Luzon, Samar, Leyte, and Mindanao – we don’t yet know the true extent of the eagle’s range and its numbers in the wild. But new research published in the jour ..read more
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INDONESIA – TROPICAL RAINFOREST HERITAGE OF SUMATRA
Asian Geographic Magazine
by asiangeo
5M ago
{Nanggroe Aceh Darussalam, Sumatra Utara (North Sumatra)}, Jambi, Sumatra Barat (West Sumatra), Sumatra Selatan (South Sumatra), Bengkulu, and Lampung} The 2.5 million-hectare Tropical Rainforest Heritage of Sumatra site comprises three national parks: Gunung Leuser National Park, Kerinci Seblat National Park and Bukit Barisan Selatan National Park. The site holds the greatest potential for long-term conservation of the distinctive and diverse biota of Sumatra, including many endangered species. The protected area is home to an estimated 10,000 plant species, including 17 endemic genera; more ..read more
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The Shark Conservationist Who Helped Capture Jaw
Asian Geographic Magazine
by asiangeo
5M ago
After participating in the shoot that led to Hollywood’s most famous shark scene, Valerie Taylor became a tireless defender of sharks and the marine environment. For ADEX Pixel Expo’s “Generational Exchange”, actress and ADEX Ambassador for Marine Conservation Hidy Yu talks to the Australian legend Everybody, it seems, wants to be frightened of something. We don’t have witches and devils anymore, but we have the great white shark. – Valerie Taylor It was the movie aggrieved crew members nicknamed “Flaws”, such were the difficulties with the shoot, from bad weather and seasickness to water ..read more
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The Pink Orchid Mantis
Asian Geographic Magazine
by asiangeo
5M ago
With a pink and white body and large lobes on its feet resembling flower petals, Hymenopus coronatus is a beauty, but the life of this “flower mantis” is not all roses. If you’re a male mantis, you’d better watch out! Your girl may be pretty, but she could be twice your size. Plus, she’s hungry, all the time. And there’s a good chance you are on the menu. To avoid being eaten whilst trying to woo her affections, do your little courtship dance, so she forgets how tasty you look. But if it does all go wrong, don’t hold it against her. Even after you’ve started matin ..read more
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LAOS – Cycle Luang Namtha’s Rice Paddies
Asian Geographic Magazine
by asiangeo
5M ago
The mountainous northern province of Luang Namtha offers emerald mountains and abundant rice paddies dotted with wooden huts. Bicycles, motorcycles and scooters are easily rentable, and provide a fast but flexible means of seeing the waterfal’s, rivers and temples. The sparse traffic means peaceful, flat roads and the ability to stop and explore wherever piques your fancy. One of the most popular activities is a homestay, which allows visitors to experience how the local hill tribes live. The area contains over 20 different ethnic groups, including the Lolo, Tai Dam, and Tai Neua. Those not lo ..read more
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Finding Harmony Between Humans and Elephants
Asian Geographic Magazine
by asiangeo
5M ago
Text Sarah Eichstadt Photos Bring The Elephant Hom How one non-profit organisation is encouraging alternative crops to reduce human–elephant conflict in Thailand Wild elephants can venture into farms, damaging crops (photo: Shutterstock) When elephants enter her farm, Roengrom “Rom” Amsamarng runs away and spreads the news of elephant presence to neighbouring farms. To Rom, a Thai farmer, elephants threaten her safety and economic livelihood. In the village of Ruam Thai, where Rom lives, elephants leave protected areas and venture into pineapple farms, damaging crops that farmers depend o ..read more
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The Biggest Pink Diamond in the World
Asian Geographic Magazine
by asiangeo
5M ago
Tracing the journey of the “Sea of Light” and the “Light of the Eye” diamonds from a mine in south-central India to a cavernous vault in the capital of Iran Mention the “Crown Jewels” and you’ll likely immediately conjure in your mind the pomp and ceremony of the British monarchy. In 2023, the world got a rare glimpse of a couple of impressive crowns from the collection on the heads of Charles III and his wife Camilla. The Crown of Queen Mary, worn by the new queen, is notable for having three large diamonds cut from the largest gem-quality rough diamond ever found, the Cullinan Diamond. Of co ..read more
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