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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

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

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).

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

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

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

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

– 30 January 2016 at the Biodiversity Conservation

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

Private sector engagement

Chitwan and Nawalparasi are districts within the Terai Arc Landscape in Nepal, where the first REDD+ programme is being developed by the REDD Implementation Centre (REDD IC) to access result-based payment from the Forest Carbon Trust Fund. REDD+ has

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

ornithology, herpetofauna, biodiversity, plants and taxono-my, fisheries, and water and environment governance participated in the workshop. Ten technical papers focusing on various aspects of ecology and its relation to

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

The REDD Implementation Centre (RIC), a body of the Nepal Ministry of Forest and Soil Conservation (MoFSC), is responsible for the development and implementation of REDD readiness activities. It is currently piloting emission reduction measures in