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Himalaya draws its name from snow. “Himalaya” is descriptive term in Sanskrit which translates to “abode of snow”. However, snow cover area is decreasing in Himalaya as it is the world over. Global warming is further exacerbating


Renewed commitment for Snow Leopard

Local people are leading its management through the ANCA Management Council, which includes elected representatives from villages within the nearly 2,000 square kilometre area.

Researchers from ICIMOD’s Cryosphere Initiative, the University of Utrecht and Kathmandu University are conducting a research expedition to Langtang valley from 16 April to 4 May. The researchers will visit several sites to maintain automatic

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


Biodiversity is the basis for many tourism activities in the Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH). Scenic landscapes, forests, lakes, mountains, and farmlands attract many tourists to the region. Iconic bird and animal species are also major attractions.

The Kangchenjunga Landscape is a transboundary landscape where three countries – Bhutan, India and Nepal – are working together through a Regional Cooperation Framework to ensure the social and economic well-being of local communities while

Connecting Terrestrial ‘Islands’ to Promote Biological Diversity

According to Buddhist belief, religion and the environment are intertwined. Bud-dhists believe religion is inextricable from the environment itself. Rites and rituals practiced in monasteries are believed to be influenced by the environment and vice

News from the landscape

The Prime Minister of Nepal calls for an alliance of mountain countries at a meeting of Ministers during COP 15

As part of ecosystem management component under KSLCDI, Wildlife Institute of India (WII), Dehradun, Uttarakhand Forest Department and The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), are organising a workshop on, “Developing

The Hindu Kush Karakoram Pamir Landscape (HKPL) Initiative at the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) is working to promote transboundary cooperation to support conservation and development in the far western region of

World Environment Day (WED) is the United Nations’ principal vehicle for encouraging worldwide awareness and action for the environment. Over the years, it has grown to become a broad, global platform for public outreach that is widely celebrated


Kangchenjunga Landscape Initiative