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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

Economic valuation of ecosystem services

live in poverty. Managing ecosystems in the region

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

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,


Ecosystems

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.

Sixteen Nepalese specialists in ornithology, herpetofauna, biodiversity, plants and taxono-my, fisheries, and water and environment governance participated in the workshop. Ten technical papers focusing on various aspects of ecology and its relation

vulnerability of forest ecosystems provides information about the current relationships between climate variables and biophysical variables depicting functioning of forests. The application also provides VDC level

Agriculture ecosystem

In order to share the wealth of knowledge generated from its activities, Himalica in collaboration with the Himalayan University Consortium (HUC) and the Department of Agriculture (DoA), Nepal are jointly organising a regional conference on mountain

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

Villagers in Nepal are joining the space age by learning simple ways of using satellite technology to monitor the health of nearby forests and watersheds.

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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

Experts’ Symposium on Ecosystem Based Adaptation: Practices, Challenges and Opportunities in Pakistan’ from 15–16 December

Experts’ Consultation on a Framework for Long-Term Environmental and Socioeconomic Monitoring and Ecosystem Management in the Hindu Kush Himalayas