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The Hindu Kush Himalayan (HKH) region is ecologically fragile and highly vulnerable to natural disasters. Nepal is one among the eight countries that lie in the HKH region...
harbours abundant biodiversity. Diversity exists largely due to the unique climatic conditions and geography in the Himalayan range. Indigenous cultures and skills have played a complementary role in the management and preservation of these
Promoting 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
Meeting to Outline Conservation and Development Strategy in Karakoram-Pamir Landscape
Biodiversity for disaster mitigation
International Day for Biological Diversity
5 - 7 June: Students Conservation Science Conference and Exhibition
Karakoram Pamir Landscape Conservation and Development Initiative (HKPLCDI) brings Afghanistan, China, Pakistan and Tajikistan together in a collaborative effort to promote biodiversity Conservation and sustainable development in the
Local Initiatives for Biodiversity, Research, and Development (LI-BIRD)
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
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
The symposium hosted by ICIMOD highlighted some key issues related to wetlands. Attendees emphasised the importance of science, policy and practice, the inclusion of community voices and the lack of research for basic adaptive methods in wetlands...
Field Training on Alpine Biodiversity Monitoring in the Kailash Sacred Landscape
More than a hundred local community members participated in a training workshop in late January to learn about management of invasive alien plant species to make bio-briquettes and bio-composting. Participants ranged from students from different
New frameworks open up innovative possibilities for conservation and development in the Hindu Kush Himalayas
Economic valuation of ecosystem services
ICIMOD experts also trekked for 17 days from village to village with the ANCA’s chief wildlife warden and other officials, meeting the people living within the ANCA, hearing their concerns, spreading knowledge and building consensus. The ANCA
Regional Training on Biodiversity Data Publishing in the Hindu Kush Himalayan Region: Platform, Progress, and Prospect
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.
The theme this year is ‘Mainstreaming Biodiversity: Sustaining People and their Livelihoods’. Biodiversity contributes to both local livelihoods and national economy.