From the American People
5 August 2011
Jon Nyswonger/USAID Badakhshan Governor Shah Wali Adeeb presents a lantern to a recipient, while Eng. Pir Mohammad Yaftali, MRRD Director for Badakhshan, looks on....
7 September 2011
Louis Meunier "Afghans to the Top." Amriddin Sanger (L) and Malang Daria (R) at the summit of Noshaq in July 2009. Afghanistan’s colossus...
23 June 2010
Wakhan District, Badakhshan Province, Afghanistan
Perched high in the mountains on the border with China, Pakistan, and Tajikistan, Afghanistan’s Wakhan District seems like the end of the world to most...
4 May 2010
Wakhan Corridor, Badakhshan Province, Afghanistan
Birdwatchers from around the world have their eyes on Afghanistan. In early 2010, researchers from the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) working on USAID’s Biodiversity Conservation...
Kormal, from northern Afghanistan’s Wakhan district, has always been an expert on endangered species. Just a few years ago, he was making a living for...
4 May 2010
Band-e-Amir, Bamyan Province, Afghanistan
The beauty of central Bamyan province’s six cobalt-blue Band-e-Amir lakes always stuns visitors. Natural travertine dams, created by calcium deposits over many years, support the...
30 November 2009
Afghanistan is home to a wide mix of wildlife unlike any in the world. Some animals, such as the snow leopard and Marco Polo sheep,...
17 February 2007
CHALLENGE The wild pistachio woodlands of Afghanistan have declined rapidly over the past 30 years, from 40 to 100 trees per hectare to the...
15 September 2009
Badakhshan Province, Afghanistan
Afghanistan is home to numerous rare and endangered species, including the snow leopard and Marco Polo sheep. The United States, in partnership with the Wildlife...
31 July 2009
On June 18, Bamyan Governor Dr. Habiba Sarobi dedicated Band-e-Amir National Park in central Afghanistan. Vice President Karim Khalili; National Environmental Protection Agency Director-General Prince...
30 June 2009
Afghanistan’s rare and endangered animals – such as the snow leopard and Marco Polo sheep – are now legally protected from hunting, thanks to USAID...
30 April 2009
From the forests of Nuristan Province to the mountains of the Hindu Kush, Afghanistan is a geographically diverse country rich in natural resources. However, local...
In The News
18 June 2009
Band-e-Amir, Bamyan, Afghanistan
محترمه داکتر حبیبه سرابی والی ولایت بامیان بند امیر را بحیث پارک ملی در ساحه مرکزی افغانستان اهداء نمود. اهداء این بند در نتیجه سالها...
Today, Bamyan Governor Dr. Habiba Sarobi dedicated Band-e-Amir National Park in central Afghanistan. Today’s dedication is the result of years of effort on behalf of...
3 June 2009
Afghanistan’s National Environment Protection Agency (NEPA) announced today the establishment of the country’s first protected species list. The list, which includes 33 threatened and endangered...
22 April 2009
در برگزاری از روز بین المللی زمین، رئیس عمومی اداره ملی حفظ محیط زیست بند امیر را بحیث اولین پارک ملی افغانستان اعلان نمود. این...
In celebration of International Earth Day, the Director General of Afghanistan’s National Environmental Protection Agency (NEPA) declared Band-e-Amir as Afghanistan’s first national park. This official...
19 Jun 2013
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