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live in poverty. Managing ecosystems in the region
At ICIMOD, the Transboundary Landscapes (TBL) Regional Program and Geospatial Solutions theme currently utilises the ARIES modelling platform to assess the sacredness potential of the Kailash landscape based on the data on cultural sites from India,
Economic valuation of ecosystem services
2005, Millennium Ecosystem Assessment (MEA) emphasised the importance and link between the Ecosystem, Ecosystem services and human wellbeing to policy makers. The concept of Ecosystem services is widely discussed in scientific and policy
is promoting Integrated Ecosystem Management in the Hindu Kush Himalayan region through its Transboundary Landscape Initiatives (TBL). To facilitate communication, harmonise
The signing of the letter of intent was considered a significant step, which the local communities both from the upstream watershed villagers Nibuwa and Tankhuwa and downstream Dhankuta town residents as well as the government agencies had been
The International Conference on Biodiversity, Climate Change Assessment, and Impacts on Livelihood was organized in Kathmandu from 10-12 January 2017. The three-day event brought together 300 national and 100 international scientists, policy makers,
The training was both theoretical and practical, as participants went out into the community of Udayapur to practice their skills.
What do butterflies, rising rivers, unstable mountainsides, and the Sherpas of the Everest region have in common? All were the focus of new knowledge tools and applications honoured in 2015 with ICIMOD’s ICT for Mountain Development Award, which
orientation training on Ecosystem Services Assessment (ESA) aimed at enhancing capacity of the researcher (partners) on: concept, principles, tools and application of Ecosystem based management, approaches and assessment of Ecosystem
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 monitoring
Planning Workshop on Payment Mechanisms for Rangelands Provisioning Ecosystem Goods and Services - Testing and Piloting
In partnership with the Yunnan Institute of Environmental Science, Kunming Institute of Botany (KIB), and the Chengdu Institute of Biology (CIB), ICIMOD is organizing a three day symposium in Dali, China. The symposium will bring researchers and
planning for forest ecosystems in
partners for application of ecosystem assessment concepts, tools, and approaches, a regional orientation training on ecosystem services assessment was
A team of three people from ICIMOD visited the Udaypur district of Nepal from 31 August to 4 September 2013 to conduct a reconnaissance survey of the potential site for detailed assessment of ecosystem services.
As part of ICIMOD’s Himalica programme, a comprehensive ecosystem services assessment was conducted from 17 April to 9 May 2014 in three villages around Inlay Lake. Inlay Lake is situated in Shan State and is the second largest lake in Myanmar.
Valuating ecosystem services in Koshi River Basin
Himalayas, freshwater ecosystems such as ponds, rivers, and wetlands provide an array of services that are beneficial to livelihoods, economic development, and the natural environment. These services include freshwater supply,