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Mt Kailash stands towering at 6,714 metres above sea level symbolising centuries of religion, devotion, culture, and tradition. Every year, thousands of pilgrims from all over the world visit and pay homage to this majestic peak and the Manasarovar Lake, which hold significance to Bon, Buddhist, Hindu, and Jain religions.
We organised an outreach event to help policymakers and local government representatives from Nepal understand the contributions of biodiversity in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The event – conducted in Kakarbhitta, Jhapa, on 22 December 2022 – aimed to highlight the intricate links between biodiversity and ecosystems to human well-being, as evidenced by ground-level […]
Tucked away in a faraway corner of the magnificent Limi Valley in Humla, a remote district in Nepal, is Halji – a community of pastoralists and subsistence farmers carrying on life at least as old as its 1,300-year old monastery. People here still barter goods and services. Cash remains a fairly new transaction system, and […]
We organised the third episode of our HI-LIFE webinar series focusing on nature-based solutions (NbS). This episode shared case studies, experiences, and innovative practices around NbS from the HKH region to address socioeconomic and environmental challenges such as poverty, disaster reduction, erosion, pest infestation, pollution, and extreme weather events while achieving net gains in biodiversity […]
Kathmandu, Nepal – 18 November 2022: Fostering cooperation on evidence-based policy making and promoting science and sharing of best practices in climate-resilient approaches are essential to address the urgent challenges of the climate, biodiversity, and pollution crises. On the ‘roof of the world’ – the Hindu Kush Karakoram Pamir Landscape (HKPL, also called Bam-e-Dunya) – […]
The Kailash Sacred Landscape region attracts researchers from various disciplines, which was evident in the variety of topics presented at the second iteration of the Kailash CAFE, conducted from 14–17 June 2022. The online event included presentations on environment, economy, climate, culture, forestry, and anthrozoology. Kailash CAFE 2.0 was hosted by our Kailash Sacred Landscape […]