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Digital technology critical to helping flora and fauna thrive

Today, high tech, the Internet and IT solutions are winners on two counts: they make people's lives easier, and they are widely used for biodiversity preservation and ecosystem restoration.…  


Restoring forests for a "green" future

Trees are vital for life on earth. They bring benefits to people and the planet on a daily basis: trees help to resist the processes of climate change by absorbing carbon dioxide; they provide shade,…  


The Turanga tree — a relic of the deserts of Kazakhstan

The advent of warm weather in the wild steppes of Kazakhstan fills all life around with new, vibrant colours. Zheltorangy village is located in the semi-desert zone of Kazakhstan just 100 km towards…  


Water is the source of life: UNDP helps farmers in Almaty restore their water resources

Water is essential for livelihoods. In the arid areas of Almaty region, Kazakhstan, water is even more important. Harvest, employment and living standards of the local population, water and food…  


Kazakhstan's pristine nature as a potential for ecotourism development

Ecotourism is the fastest growing sector in the tourism industry, accounting for 25 percent of the global tourism. According to the United Nations World Tourism Organization, the number of ecotourists…  




Turkestan artisan’s crafts mesh with environment

Aisulu Sadykova is a woodcarver from a family of artisans in the ancient city of Turkestan, Kazakhstan. Aisulu has been creating traditional handicrafts - felt dolls, yurts, wooden camel figurines -…  


Youth reap boons of newfound entrepreneurship

Over 100 young people were employed within the UNDP initiative, launched in 2019, aiming to support small and medium sized enterprises and create jobs in remote areas of Karaganda and Aktobe regions.  

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