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degradation is common across the Hindu Kush Himalayan region, but surrounding countries lack proper documentation and modelling to properly assess the situation. The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) is

Local initiatives for rehabilitating degraded communal grazing land

Rehabilitation of degraded communal grazing land

area of heavily degraded grazing land was rehabilitated by establishing eyebrow pits to control and harvest runoff, planting trees and grasses, and fencing the site to control grazing. The main purpose was to re-establish vegetative cover on the

Training Course: Deforestation and Forest Degradation Mapping and Monitoring Using Multi-Sale Geo-spatial Methods in the Context of REDD+ Initiatives

Regional partners trained on applying remote sensing technology to monitor and map deforestation and forest degradation

Deforestation and Forest Degradation in Developing Countries (UN-REDD Programme) is a collaborative effort between FAO, UNDP and UN Environment. It builds on the convening power of

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

Deforestation and Forest Degradation in Developing Countries (UN-REDD) programme in 2009 as an observer country. Since then, Nepal has made active contributions towards

Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+) development since Conference of the Parties 13 (COP 13), Nepal is the recipient of international assistance to prepare for the implementation of REDD+, Readiness

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.

The training was both theoretical and practical, as participants went out into the community of Udayapur to practice their skills.

The main objective of this course is to familiarize facilitators with the rigorous steps and procedures that will need to be followed while developing a DRAP for Ilam.

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.

Nature camp is a long-term strategy to provide nature-based experiences to all school going children at least once during their schooling.


The Ministry of Climate Change (MoCC), Government of Pakistan, hosted a meeting with representatives from the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) on 17 May 2017 in Islamabad, Pakistan. Secretary of the Ministry of

At the global level, ICIMOD was successful in introducing a new community-based approach in REDD that mainstreams the participation of local communities. This approach, pioneered by ICIMOD and its partners (www. communityforestry.org), is now a

A half-day workshop to explore how nature camp and environmental issues could be better incorporated within the National Education System in Nepal took place 4 July 2016.

food but a shrinking, degraded water supply? Growing crops for biofuels might promise more abundant, cleaner energy, but what happens to food security when