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vulnerable to climate change. The high peaks of the Himalayas are a vast storehouse of water in frozen form, with the world’s greatest concentration of

Biodiversity

potentially affected by changes in permafrost. Permafrost is ground material (rock or soil) at or below 0 degrees C for two or more years. The surface layer

Ecosystems provide a network of services to communities that help sustain livelihoods. Integration of earth observation data with GIS makes it possible to quantify the supplies and demands of ecosystem services and provide reliable data for

Kailash sacred landscape covers more than 31,000 km2 geographical area and is spread across China, India, and Nepal. It exhibits diverse vegetation, starting from tropical forest at around 800m altitude to alpine steppe found at altitude higher than

Climate Change in Downstream Areas of the Indus River Basin: Local Perceptions and Adaptation Measures

Indian ministers call for stronger partnerships within Himalayan countries for adaptation to climate change

Wetlands

Knowledge Forum on Climate Resilient Development in the Himalayan and Downstream Regions

Economic valuation of ecosystem services

The REDD Implementation Centre (RIC), a body of the Nepal Ministry of Forest and Soil Conservation (MoFSC), is responsible for the development and implementation of REDD readiness activities. It is currently piloting emission reduction measures in

to address climate change issues and to bring awareness of current

Forest year 2011 kicks off with regional workshop on forests and climate change

India-ICIMOD Day: Challenges in Climate Change Resilience and Adaptation - Potential for collaboration between ICIMOD and India

When parasitic mushroom spores infect the larvae of ghost moths living in Himalayan soil, a thin fingerlike fungus bursts from the head of the dead caterpillar and sets off an annual gold rush in mountain communities.

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World Environment Day 2016

18. Blog
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Retreating Indigenous Bee Populations (Apis Cerana) and Livelihoods of Himalayan Farmers

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