Landscape Initiative for Far Eastern Himalayas (HI-LIFE)

The Landscape Initiative for Far Eastern Himalayas (HI-LIFE - formerly Brahmaputra-Salween Landscape Conservation and Development Initiative - BSLCDI) is a collaborative effort of ICIMOD and the Governments of China, India, and Myanmar. The aim is collaboration among local, national, and regional stakeholders in efforts toward improved management of this globally significant, biodiversity-rich landscape. The partners of the Initiative have developed a framework for cooperation and common understanding on transboundary landscape issues which will provide a basis for an integrated and participatory approach for conservation, adaptation, and sustainable development, within the context of global climate change. 


  • Foster regional partnerships and capacity for scientific and technical cooperation
  • Scale up best practices and innovations for biodiversity conservation, ecosystem management, and livelihoods development
  • Strengthen community-based approaches valuing traditional knowledge, skills, and practices

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