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innovative process, named Landscape Journey, offers a multidisciplinary team to connect with nature, culture, society, build a shared sustainable vision, and develop integrated and collective actions. The trip is a tool based on the simple
sacred landscape covers more than 31,000 km2 geographical area and is spread across China, India, and Nepal. It exhibits diverse vegetation, starting from tropical forest at around 800m altitude to alpine steppe found at altitude higher than
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
Two transboundary initiatives in the eastern Himalayas moved ahead in 2015 with milestones that included pilot projects and the endorsement and implementation of regional cooperation frameworks (RCFs).
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.
landscapes provide a platform for collaboration among countries sharing similar landscapes divided by political boundaries to work together to conserve and develop these common landscapes. Several transboundary initiatives have been
(ICIMOD), along with its regional member countries, identifies and develops transboundary landscape initiatives in the Hindu Kush Himalayan (HKH) region. Several transboundary initiatives have
(ICIMOD) with its regional Member Countries identified and developed transboundary landscape initiatives in the Hindu Kush Himalayan region. Several transboundary initiatives are launched and
High level delegates from the governments of Bhutan, India, and Nepal emphasized the need for regional cooperation on strengthening the potential and benefits of tourism in the Kangchenjunga landscape.
The landscape includes parts of Namdapha National Park and Tiger Reserve in India, parts of northern forest complex and six townships of Kachin state and Sagaing region in Myanmar, and Gaoligongshan region in Yunnan, China.
The Kangchenjunga Landscape (KL) spreads over an area of 25,085.8 sq.km that is home to 7.2 million people. Nepal covers 21% of total KL area and is home to 11% of the total Landscape population.
practices, if any, at a landscape scale to use that science and
The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), a regional intergovernmental learning and knowledge centre, engaged Nepali communities in carbon forestry in 2003 and later on implemented the REDD+ project 2009-2013.
According to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the ‘Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation and the role of conservation, sustainable management of forests and enhancement of forest carbon
Hindu Kush Himalayan region (HKH) is rich in both biodiversity, as well as culture, and provides a wide range of ecosystems services of local, national, regional and global significance. However, the region faces socio-economic, environmental
practices in Kangchenjunga Landscape, India on Ecotourism (home stay programme), waste management, off-seasonal vegetable production and cooperative marketing system practiced at community level, a five day cross-learning visit for Nepal
Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+) Safeguards are procedures and approaches that ensure implementation of REDD+ activities by countries do no harm to people and the environment, and simultaneously enhance
on Opportunities for Transboundary Collaboration for Conservation and Development along the Northern Section of the China-Myanmar
overall objective of the regional synthesis is to distil the regional scale lessons/messages that will inform national level policies/science as well as institutional processes/mechanisms towards strengthening transboundary cooperation (e.g.
The G B Pant National Institute of Himalayan Environment & Sustainable Development, (GBPNIHESD), the Indian nodal organisation with support from Government of West Bengal and Sikkim, organised a day long consultative meeting on 15 May 2016 in