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The United Nations' Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) and Global Environment Facility (GEF) will help Central Asian countries prevent environmental degradation.

A seven-day project helped about 200 participants understand the importance of protecting the environment.

Threats to the environment and to public health haunt Tajikistan 27 years after the Soviet collapse.

Kazakhstanis are wondering why their country has to bear all the environment costs of Kremlin projects that benefit only Russia.

The region's mountain areas are home to thriving ecosystems and unique communities but are sensitive to changing climatic conditions and exposed to rising disaster risks.

The US-backed environmental youth movement has been working to reduce disaster risks in Kyrgyzstan.

Central Asia's poorest country faces a number of environmental challenges, and it must confront them soon, says the World Bank.