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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.

Air, Snow, and Glaciers

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

The Kangchenjunga Landscape Conservation and Development Initiative (KLCDI) participated in the Asian Rural Tourism Festival (ARTF), a week-long festival organized to promote rural tourism activities across the India-Nepal border from 3-9 March

Tourism is booming in Pulan County. The traditional landscape of yak herders and agriculturalists in the southwest corner of the Tibeten Autonomous Region, China, is changing fast. Infrastructure development is keeping pace with increasing demands


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was held 15-16 September at Karakoram International University (KIU) in Gilgit, Pakistan. The Permafrost Special Project and Cryosphere Initiative of the International Centre for Integrated Mountain

A special thematic issue of the Annals of Glaciology has recently been published by Cambridge University Press. The thirty-eight open access papers, written by research teams from around the globe, cover different aspects of glaciological research

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A scientific paper on the July 2015 glacial lake outburst flood (GLOF) in Lemthang Tsho in Bhutan recommends regular monitoring of critical glacial lakes as a starting point for good risk management. The paper specifically recommends revisiting

Pleased to share with our valued readers, the second edition of the Cryosphere Initiative quarterly e-Bulletin for the year 2017. In this issue, we round up the activities organized under the Cryosphere Initiative from April to June. We also

The way up to Rikha Samba is steep. Occasionally we encounter snow showers crossing over windy high passes, but always in high spirit.

Karakorum, and Himalayan ranges. The basin ranks among the most important in the world in terms of human dependence, supporting about

The majestic 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

The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) celebrates the International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB) every year on 22 May. This year, along with the rest of the world, it is doing so under the theme “Biodiversity

from the Hindu Kush, Karakoram, and Himalayan ranges, some 300 million people live within the basin