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Large cardamom (Amomum sabulatum Roxb) is the high value cash crop and main source of cash income for farmers in eastern Himalayan region including Eastern Nepal, Sikkim and parts of Darjeeling district in West Bengal of India, and Southern Bhutan.
Realizing the unavoidable effect of air pollution on health, visibilty and overall well being of people in the Hindu Kush Himalayan (HKH) region, the Atmosphere Initiative of ICIMOD was established in January 2013. The initiative aims to improve our
together with the Wildlife Conservation Society, United Nations Environment Programme, and UK Department for International Development, supported the National Environmental Protection Agency (NEPA Afghanistan) to celebrate the World Environment
ICIMOD Feature Story for World Water Day 2014: Water and Energy
About Kailash Sacred Landscape Conservation and Development Initiative (KSLCDI)
Regional technical meeting on ‘Conservation and Development Strategy’ and ‘Regional Cooperation Framework’ for Kangchenjunga Landscape Conservation and Development Initiative
Somewhere in a mountain village in the Himalaya, a woman folds a taro leaf into a cone, fills it with soil, and sows a seed. She waters her little cone with waste water from the kitchen, creating an enabling environment for the seed to germinate in.
Opportunities and Challenges in Conserving Biodiversity in Transboundary Landscapes
terrestrial carbon stocks, conserve forests, stimulate sustainable management of forests, and enhance forest
Policy makers, experts, and practitioners from the Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH) converged at a symposium held on the side lines of the 10th INTECOL International Wetland Conference in Changshu, China, from 19–24 September 2016.
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
The symposium hosted by ICIMOD highlighted some key issues related to wetlands. Attendees emphasised the importance of science, policy and practice, the inclusion of community voices and the lack of research for basic adaptive methods in wetlands...
Impact Pathways and Annual Planning workshop held for 2014 of Kailash Sacred Landscape Conservation and Development Initiative
Study Visit to Bhutan for Policy Makers: Mainstreaming rangeland issues in national development and planning
The scars over the hills of Jure village in Sindupalchok district, nearly 40 kms south of the Nepal’s capital Kathmandu, still remain visible as constant reminder of the devastating landslide on 2 August 2014. The disaster killed 145 people
Collaboration for Conservation and Development along the Northern Section of the China-Myanmar
transboundary issues, ICIMOD works in four identified areas (Kangchenjunga, Kailash, Hindu Kush Karakoram-Pamir, and the Far-eastern Himalaya) across the HKH to understand and explain how environmental challenges, traditional knowledge, and
To encourage growth that is green, people-friendly and sustainable, ICIMOD collaborated with the Government of Myanmar to craft an Ecotourism Policy and Management Strategy for Protected Areas, which lays out a strategy for promoting tourism and
The Koshi River basin contains rich biodiversity and is a source of ecosystem services that sustain the lives and livelihoods of millions of people in China, India, and Nepal. The basin plays a key role in the irrigation of downstream areas and has