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The Hindu Kush Himalayan (HKH) region is dominated by agrarian communities with a large rural population engaged in subsistence agroforestry-based production on increasingly fragmented landholdings. Agroforestry-based enterprises are considered a

Local people are leading its management through the ANCA Management Council, which includes elected representatives from villages within the nearly 2,000 square kilometre area.

A local crop diversity fair in Khar VDC of Api-Nampa Conservation area of Kailash landscape of Nepal was organised at a local level to raise public awareness on good management of local crop genetic resources, identify rare and unique species,

More than a hundred local community members participated in a training workshop in late January to learn about management of invasive alien plant species to make bio-briquettes and bio-composting. Participants ranged from students from different

village to village with the ANCA’s chief wildlife warden and other officials, meeting the people living within the ANCA, hearing their concerns, spreading knowledge and building consensus. The ANCA

Yarsagumba (Ophiocordyceps sinensis), a highly prized Himalayan herb, is commonly known as caterpillar fungus and grows naturally in the northern alpine grasslands of Bhutan, India, Nepal, and Tibetan plateau of China within the altitude of 3,000 to

Events of Kailash Sacred Landscape Conservation and Development Initiative

Api Nampa Conservation Area (ANCA). They were taken to sites in India where degraded ecosystems have been restored using

The German writer and statesman Johann Wolfgang von Goethe said, “Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do”. My visit to Darchula in Nepal’s far west in late 2016 reminded me of the poignancy of this statement.

Observing the Kailash progress

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Locals draft participatory plan

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The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. As in the past years, ICIMOD will be celebrating International Women’s Day (IWD) on Wednesday, 8 March 2017. The theme for IWD this year is

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The training touched on the importance of groundwater in the Himalayan region; understanding rocks, aquifers, and mountain springs; application of hydrogeology for understanding spring systems...

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Upon reaching Khalanga, the district headquarters of Darchula, I saw all of my prior concerns had been for nothing. There was a nice hotel with good food, clean rooms, and most importantly, Wi-Fi.