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Cultures binds civilizations through practice, perception, delicacy and dignity. Culture marks differences between groups, but within groups, Culture is an inherent confederation, a unique string that connects and unites individuals.

two-day celebration of local culture. Also known as the Monsoon Festival, the event takes place in the month of July each year. It

For many, mountains evoke powerful emotions with their breathtaking landscapes that inspire wonder. Mountains cover nearly 27% of the world’s land surface and directly support 22% of the world’s people. They serve as water towers to the world,


The Kangchenjunga Landscape (KL), one of the six transboundary landscapes identified by the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) and its partners in the Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH), is shared by Bhutan, India, and Nepal.

of Religion, Nature and Culture (ISSRNC), American University’s Center for Latin American and Latino Studies (CLALS) and the International Centre for Integrated

In 2002, the UN General Assembly designated 11 December as International Mountain Day to foster understanding and respect for the traditional knowledge and techniques of mountain communities that are key to managing and enhancing fragile mountain

[Talk Programme] Kailash Sacred Landscape: Balancing a Unique Cultural Heritage and Fragile Ecology with Transboundary Conservation and Development

An official delegation from Shaanxi Province, Xian, China visited ICIMOD from 19 - 23 February 2017, a visit organized by the Hindu Kush Karakoram Pamir Landscape Initiative. The Chinese delegation was led by Mr. Li Tao, Coordinator, Commercial

ICIMOD participated in a discussion and mountain fair programme organized by the Ministry of Chittagong Hill Tracts Affairs (MoCHTA) on December 11 to mark International Mountain Day 2016 in Dhaka, Bangladesh. In line with this year’s theme.

During the 23rd edition of the South Asia’s Tourism and Travel Show (SATTE) 2016 by the United Nations World Tourism Organizations (UNWTO), the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development took part in the perspectives business session


Ecosystems

Himalayan range. Indigenous cultures and skills have played a complementary role in the management and preservation of these

We finally stood up. Our eyes were closed, our hands held in a circle. Our ears were pricked up to the tune of singing cicadas. Only the call of the cuckoo punctuated their song. We allowed ourselves two minutes to soak up the music.

Rangelands

The Kailash Sacred Landscape Conservation and Development Initiative (KSLCDI)’s efforts to link cultural heritage with conservation and development has received a special grant spotlight on the Henry Luce Foundation website.

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

“Nature” never fails to surprise us. In many parts of the world, natural resources are the sole source for livelihood opportunities. Be it in the form of wild shrubs like Daphne papyracea and Daphne bholua that can be used to make paper or

The success of efforts to protect transboundary ecosystems relies in part on building bridges of friendship and cooperation between neighbouring countries and people. Building those connections within the Karakoram-Pamir Landscape was the goal of a