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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.
fast. Infrastructure development is keeping pace with increasing demands made
tourism in parts of the HKH has emerged as a promising avenue for development, but one that requires careful attention to the landscapes in which communities hope to attract increasing numbers of travelers. While the increased tourist
In 1992, the United Nations adopted the text of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) at a conference held in Nairobi, Kenya. From 2001 onwards, each year, on May 22, the International Day for Biological Diversity has been observed as a
for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) and The Environment Conservation and Development Forum (ECDF) have been conducting the European Union-funded Support to Rural Livelihoods and Climate Change in the Himalaya (Himalica)
A day-long long national level campaign to promote tourism in Bahundangi was held 13 April 2016 in Bahundangi, Jhapa. The campaign was organized by the Mini Mountain Picnic Spot and tourism Development Committee.
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 workshop will focus on existing capabilities to model and assess these changes, mitigation and adaptability strategies in a rapidly changing cryosphere, eco-social sustainability, and the role of the cryosphere in the earth’s future.
for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) and its partners in the Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH), is shared by Bhutan, India, and Nepal.
of the South Asia’s Tourism and Travel Show (SATTE) 2016 by the United Nations World Tourism Organizations (UNWTO), the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development took part in the perspectives business session
The government of Bangladesh has initiated steps to develop the Chittagong Hill Tracts—known for its natural endowment of hills, valleys, rivers, and waterfalls—as a tourism hub of international repute.
Within a short span the project results showed the vast potential for saving fuel and greenhouse gas emissions, reducing indoor air pollution, and freeing up time spent in collecting fuel, especially by women, for productive activities.
Rural enterprise development
Several technologies like solar photovoltaic home sets, solar lights, solar cookers and improved cook stoves are popular among the people in these project areas. The study recommends upscaling and replication of the successes of the project to other
The proposed centre will promote the uptake of markets, industries and innovation for adapted sustainable energy mountain solutions through regional exchange and methodologies.
ICIMOD is a regional learning and knowledge sharing centre of the Hindu Kush Himalayas searving Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, India, Myanmar, Nepal, and Pakistan – based in Kathmandu.
Institute for Integrated Development (MIID) has been implementing the EU-funded Rural Livelihoods and Climate Change Adaptation Programme in Myanmar since last two years. The programme aims to support vulnerable
An arc of rainbow, light drizzle, heavy showers, lush vegetation, clean streams, waterfalls, shining mountain ranges, misty mornings, leeches, and more welcomed the participants of the Regional training of trainers (TOT) workshop on innovative