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At a glance

Initiative goal

To promote and facilitate transboundary landscape conservation, ecosystem management, improved livelihood and sustainable development, and climate change adaptation

Regional Programme

Transboundary Landscapes

Nakul Chettri arrow

Programme Coordinator

Our focus

Management and Conservation of CCHTL

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.

Duration

January 2013 – December 2017

Objectives

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.

Geo coverage

The proposed CCHTL comprises parts of Meghalaya, Assam, and Tripura states in North-East India and the Chittagong Hill Tracts in Bangladesh.

NEWS AND FEATURES

Around the HKH

WE EMBRACE DIVERSITY

Meet the team

Both internally and externally, our multicultural staff and partners are our greatest asset. They provide us with a broad perspective across disciplines, and offer us localized knowledge like no other.

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EVENTS AROUND THE HKH

Our involvement

Partners and support

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.

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