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The proposed Cherrapunjee-Chittagong Hill Tracts Landscape (CCHTL) is a globally unique geographical area. Cherrapunjee is known as the wettest place on Earth with the world record for the highest rainfall at 26,461 mm between August 1860 and July 1861.
At a glance
To promote and facilitate transboundary landscape conservation, ecosystem management, improved livelihood and sustainable development, and climate change adaptation
Enhance cooperation among the countries sharing the landscape by developing a regional framework and supporting the management and conservation of the CCHTL.
Geologically, the CCHTL represents ancient formations, largely igneous rock, unlike any other area in the Hindu Kush Himalayas. Connecting the Himalayas to mainland Bangladesh, the Chittagong Hill Tracts are blessed with vast evergreen forests, silvery waterfalls, swift mountain rivers, and a cool temperate climate.
Although there are few protected areas within the landscape, a number of scared groves, scared caves, and forests make the landscape an important repository of biodiversity with one of the highest concentrations of endemic species in the Hindu Kush Himalayas. The 335m high Nohkalikai Falls, situated in Cherrapunjee, is the highest waterfall in India and is visited by thousands of tourists every year.
January 2013 – December 2017
The main objective of the initiative is to promote and facilitate transboundary landscape conservation, ecosystem management, improved livelihood, and sustainable development, and climate change adaptation within the Cherrapunjee-Chittagong Hill Tracts through regional cooperation and the development and enhancement of the regional knowledge base.
The proposed CCHTL comprises parts of Meghalaya, Assam, and Tripura states in North-East India and the Chittagong Hill Tracts in Bangladesh.
We need a much better understanding of the causes and effects of agricultural water pollution as well as effective means to prevent and remedy the problem. In the existing literature, information on water pollution from agriculture is highly dispersed.
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EVENTS AROUND THE HKH
Chittagong Hill Tracts Development Board from Bangladesh and GB Pant Institute of Himalayan Environment and Development, Almora (which has a North East Unit at Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh) from India.
The transboundary Landscape (TL) programme aims to enhance socio-ecological resilience to environmental change.