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The Landscape Initiative for Far Eastern Himalayas (HI-LIFE) works towards the improved management of a globally significant, biodiversity-rich landscape that stretches across China, India, and Myanmar.
At a glance
Enhanced regional collaboration for a better flow of culture, trade, and ideas across the landscape, leading to the improved management of natural resources
We aim to connect communities from the far-eastern Himalaya to identify co-benefits, expand and share knowledge, and contribute to effective policy development and management practices. By doing so, we seek to improve livelihoods while conserving shared environments.
HI-LIFE (formerly the Brahmaputra-Salween Landscape Conservation and Development Initiative, or BSLCDI) is a collaborative effort between ICIMOD and the governments of China, India, and Myanmar.
Our partners have developed a framework for cooperation and common understanding on transboundary landscape issues, which will provide a basis for an integrated and participatory approach for conservation, adaptation, and sustainable development within the context of global climate change.
2018–2022 (implementation phase)
Strengthened regional partnerships, maximized livelihoods and conservation co-benefits, expansive scientific knowledge base, and integrated policies
China, India, and Myanmar
HI-LIFE adopts a transboundary landscape approach to achieve the twin objectives of biodiversity conservation and sustainable development. Read the flyer to learn about its goals and interventions in the far-eastern Himalaya.
News and features
We have a deep history of work across a broad range of issues enabling sustainable development in the complex environment of the HKH. We have been protecting the pulse for over three decades.
Mountain ecosystems are among the most diverse and vulnerable on earth.
Two million square kilometres of rangeland sprawl across the Hindu Kush Himalayas, the largest and most diverse mountain setting for rangeland in the world.
Events around the HKH
HI-LIFE is a collaborative effort of the governments of China, India, and Myanmar and is facilitated by ICIMOD.
You will find publications produced or related to this Initiative in HimalDoc, our publications repository. These resources include journal articles, books, book chapters, research reports, working papers, brochures, information sheets, and publicity materials, among other products.
We embrace diversity
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.