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Bhutan Summit Biodiversity Regional Meeting

Regional Training on Biodiversity Data Publishing in the Hindu Kush Himalayan Region: Platform, Progress, and Prospect

International Conference on Biodiversity, Climate Change Assessment, and Impacts on Livelihood was organized in Kathmandu from 10-12 January 2017. The three-day event brought together 300 national and 100 international scientists, policy makers,

International Day for Biological Diversity

As part of transboundary cooperation within Kailash Sacred Landscape Conservation and Development Initiatives (KSLCDI), the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) facilitated a seven-day learning exchange visit of Nepal

Economic valuation of ecosystem services

Wetlands

The theme this year is ‘Mainstreaming Biodiversity: Sustaining People and their Livelihoods’. Biodiversity contributes to both local livelihoods and national economy.

We finally stood up. Our eyes were closed, our hands held in a circle. Our ears were pricked up to the tune of singing cicadas. Only the call of the cuckoo punctuated their song. We allowed ourselves two minutes to soak up the music.

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).

In 2005, Millennium Ecosystem Assessment (MEA) emphasised the importance and link between the ecosystem, ecosystem services and human wellbeing to policy makers. The concept of ecosystem services is widely discussed in scientific and policy

ecosystems and conserving biodiversity, sustaining livelihoods, providing timber and other resources and guarding

– 30 January 2016 at the Biodiversity Conservation

On transboundary issues, ICIMOD works in four identified areas (Kangchenjunga, Kailash, Hindu Kush Karakoram-Pamir, and the Far-eastern Himalaya) across the HKH to understand and explain how environmental challenges, traditional knowledge, and

Private sector engagement

Experts from the Gilgit Baltistan Environmental Protection Agency (GB-EPA), WWF and AKRSP highlighted the high value functions and services mountain ecosystems provide to support human life. ICIMOD Pakistan staff shared Director General David

A Declaration of Participating Institutions was signed by institutional representatives participating in the Workshop on Opportunities for Transboundary Collaboration for Conservation and Development along the Northern Section of the China-Myanmar

The 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.

ICIMOD met partners from China, Pakistan and Tajikistan in Kathmandu, Nepal on 28-29 April 2016 to discuss and finalize the protocol for the assessment and measurement of rangeland resources. The protocol will guide field level activities in the

More than 50 researchers from institutions around the world convened in Dhulikhel, Nepal, this week to make a major push forward in producing a comprehensive assessment of the Hindu-Kush-Himalaya (HKH). The assessment will be the major content