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derive from conserving their ecosystems. Pema Gyamtsho, Minister for Agriculture and Forests of Bhutan, related that mountains provide water, food, and medicine as well as spiritual sustenance, and underscored the connections between mountain
Policy makers, experts, and practitioners from the Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH) converged at a symposium held on the side lines of the 10th INTECOL International Wetland Conference in Changshu, China, from 19–24 September 2016.
‘Managing Mountain Ecosystems for Sustaining Services’
A team of three people from ICIMOD visited the Udaypur district of Nepal from 31 August to 4 September 2013 to conduct a reconnaissance survey of the potential site for detailed assessment of ecosystem services.
As part of ICIMOD’s Himalica programme, a comprehensive ecosystem services assessment was conducted from 17 April to 9 May 2014 in three villages around Inlay Lake. Inlay Lake is situated in Shan State and is the second largest lake in Myanmar.
A new collaboration to manage forests
The Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH) are crucially important region for the world. These mountains serve as the ‘Water Towers of Asia’, providing water to over 1.3 billion people, and a number of other services, including food, biodiversity, and
about the importance of forests, and provide information on ICIMOD’s REDD+ activities, the forest Research Institute (FRI), under the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation (MONREC) celebrated the
National Workshop on Payment for Ecosystem Services: Opportunities and Challenges in Nepal
Enabling people of Chitwan district to manage forest fire
The SERVIR-Himalaya Small Grants Programme has spurred innovative ways to help decision makers do everything, from expanding banana production to monitoring forest biomass from the sky.
Local experts emphasize policy-oriented research on freshwater ecosystems
National Workshop cum Advance Training on Use of Geo-informatics for Mapping and Modeling Forest Carbon Stocks in Nepal
A Workshop on Managing Ecosystems for Livelihood
Ecosystem valuation and PES pilot in Shardu-Khola watershed
Valuating ecosystem services in Koshi River Basin
The Hindu Kush Himalayas are a hot spot of climate change. There is already evidence of major changes affecting mountain areas, with potentially devastating consequences for hundreds of millions of people in the mountains and downstream. Adaptation