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More than a hundred local community members participated in a training workshop in late January to learn about management of invasive alien plant species to make bio-briquettes and bio-composting. Participants ranged from students from different

Rehabilitation of degraded communal grazing land

Sustainable land management using controlled gullying in

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

Local initiatives for rehabilitating degraded communal grazing land

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Rangelands

One of the most important changes is that ICIMOD partners including researchers and government officials started to accept the importance of community participation and to encourage collaborative action in managing rangeland resources. It has

Interview with Pema Thinley on the state of transhumant pastoralism in Gurudongmar, North Sikkim

Photo Stories: International Day for Biological Diversity (IBD) 2017

Traditional irrigated rice terraces

Efforts to understand the Koshi basin’s upstream-downstream linkages have the potential to change river basin management

Check dams are small low structures built across a gully or a channel to prevent them from deepening further. These small dams reduce the speed of water flow and minimise the erosive power of runoff. They also promote the deposition of eroded

Mountain Livelihoods

Animal husbandry is an integral part of farming systems in the Himalaya. Livestock provide dairy products, meat, draft power and farmyard manure. High altitude meadows characterized as rangelands have been traditionally used by both wild and

Gathering rangeland evidences

Protected gullies – a traditional sustainable land management practice

Gully plugging using check dams

Traditional Medicines Gain Scientific Recognition

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