Meeting to Outline Conservation and Development Strategy in Karakoram-Pamir Landscape


A one-day meeting was held on 6 December in Kathmandu to discuss the outline of Conservation and Development Strategy of Karakoram Pamir Landscape (KPL). This strategy will guide the sustainable development of the landscape by promoting biodiversity conservation and the sustainable use of natural resources to improve the livelihoods of present and future generations living in the landscape. Twenty participants attended the workshop with representation from China, Pakistan, and ICIMOD. 

The inaugural session was chaired by Prof. Wu Ning, who outlined the conservation and development strategy and provided information about the schedule of activities to be conducted in coming year. In their closing remarks, Khadim Hussain, Secretary Forest Gilgit Baltistan, and Prof. Liu Wenjiang, Division Head and Professor, Xinjiang Institute of Ecology and Geography, highlighted the need for a concrete action plan and strategy to tackle common issues in the Karakoram Pamir Landscape.

The Karakoram Pamir Landscape is a regional transboundary initiative between two countries, China and Pakistan, and ICIMOD.  The initiative is in the preparatory phase, and both countries have completed feasibility assessments.

Photo credit: Jitendra Bajracharya/ICIMOD

Photo credit: Jitendra Bajracharya/ICIMOD