The preservation and management of the earth’s fragile ecosystems under ever-increasing pressure is central to the work of Zoï.  We support the Rio conventions on desertification and biodiversity with well-readable illustrated ‘heavy-weights’ such as ‘Desertification – a visual synthesis’, as well as simple ‘primers’ such as ‘Biodiversity in Central Asia’. Most recently, we have helped the Critical Ecosystems Partnership Fund to map key biodiversity hot spots in Central Asian mountains.