The Kailash Sacred Landscape Conservation and Development Initiative (KSLCDI) is a transboundary collaborative programme between China, India, and Nepal that has evolved through a participatory, iterative process among various local and national research and development institutions within these countries. The programme aims to achieve long-term conservation of ecosystems, habitats, and biodiversity while encouraging sustainable development, enhancing the resilience of communities in the landscape, and safeguarding the cultural linkages between local populations. Located within the remote southwestern portion of the Tibet Autonomous Region of China, adjacent districts in the Far-Western region of Nepal, and the northeastern flank of Uttarakhand State in northern India, the Kailash Sacred Landscape (KSL) is spread over an area of about 31,000 sq.km and represents a diverse, multi-cultural, and fragile landscape.
To strengthen regional, transboundary cooperation
To mainstream sustainable ecosystem management approaches and practices
To build the capacity of key institutions for long-term environment monitoring and socio-economic research
To establish a regional knowledge sharing platform