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The Atlas brings to its readers a feeling of the sweetness and wealth in significant Asia, the problems its humans face in utilizing and preserving typical assets, and the efforts towards sustainable improvement. such as Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan, important Asia is an enormous land mass setting apart the nations of japanese Europe and the Caucasus from East and South Asia. Its land is principally sandy deserts, capped within the north through eco-friendly plains of the imperative Asian Steppe and cradled within the south and east by means of hovering snow clad mountain levels. wealthy with oil and fuel and numerous vegetation and animals, a few elements of the zone are "crossroads" for Asian and Mediterranean species, whereas others are facilities of endemic species. The international locations percentage a kinfolk of languages and are all newly self reliant countries that needs to use their na tural assets correctly for a sustainable destiny.

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And most of the remaining 20% of land is occupied by steep mountains. At the southwest edge of the Karakum, the Kopet-Dag Range rises up along Turkmenistan’s southern border. This range forms part of the Trans-Eurasian seismic belt, which is unstable and has caused violent earthquakes in the country. An Uncompromising Terrain Turkmenistan’s most important river is the Amu Darya, the longest river in Central Asia, which emanates from the Pamir mountains and flows northwesterly through Turkmenistan.

The Need for Environmental Protection Kazakhstan’s major ecological systems include desert, forest, mountain steppe, and bodies of water. Its diverse altitudinal zones enable a great variety of flora and fauna to thrive. More than 6,000 species of plants have been counted. And the country has more than 170 species of mammals and 480 species of birds. Many plants and animals, however, are endangered due Astana R ising bravely from the northern steppe, along the banks of the Ishim River, is Kazakhstan’s new capital, Astana.

To ensure its sustainable future, Kyrgyz Republic’s biota needs protection. To its credit, the country has had modest success in rehabilitating some irrigated areas damaged by salinity and waterlogging, and has expanded its area of national parks to protect biodiversity. Moreover, the Kyrgyz Republic encouraged the United Nations to declare 2002 the International Year of Mountains. At the associated Global Mountain Summit in Bishkek that same year, the Kyrgyz Republic presented a National Strategy and Action Plan for Sustainable Mountain Areas to serve as a country model for the region.

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