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Regional Programmes

At a glance

Programme goal

Improved transboundary cooperation among member countries demonstrated through regional policies and strategic partnerships leading to the sustenance of mountain ecosystem services and equitable livelihood benefits in the HKH

Programme locations

Nakul Chettri arrow

Programme Manager

Our focus

Connecting our shared landscapes

The HKH harbours a wide range of biodiversity and ecosystems, which provide essential services to its residents, such as water, food, and livelihoods. However, socioeconomic and environmental changes at global and regional scales jeopardize the lives of billions. Transboundary Landscapes presents a unique approach to tackling challenges shared by people across the region.

We visualize the conservation and sustainable use of natural resources at the scale of larger landscapes defined by ecosystems. Guided by the four north–south transects of the HKH and six identified transboundary landscapes (Kailash, Kangchenjunga, Far Eastern Himalaya, Hindu Kush Karakoram Pamir, Everest, and Cherrapunjee-Chittagong), we aim to enhance socio-ecological resilience to environmental change.

We adopt the landscape approach across boundaries to manage biodiversity and ecosystems, defining the landscapes by ecosystems rather than administrative boundaries. We seek to bridge peoples of the HKH and their unique histories, cultures, knowledge, environments, and conservation practices.

Initiatives

Sustainable use of natural resources

Transboundary Landscapes implements different initiatives to create united, secure, and thriving landscapes across its member countries in the HKH region.

bird trying to drink water from coconut hilife
Landscape Initiative for Far Eastern Himalayas
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HKPL
Hindu Kush Karakoram Pamir Landscape Initiative
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Kailash Sacred Landscape Conservation and Development Initiative
Kailash Sacred Landscape Conservation and Development Initiative
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klcdi
Kangchenjunga Landscape Conservation and Development Initiative
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Cherrapunjee-Chittagong Landscape
Cherrapunjee-Chittagong Hill Tracts Landscape Conservation and Development Initiative
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redd+
Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation Initiative
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We advance the transboundary landscape narrative to achieve global targets such as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), and the Paris Agreement.

Featured knowledge products

Take a look at our latest publications along with a brief summary

Study area showing Kangchenjunga Landscape along with elevation zones and protected areas
Mapping human‒wildlife conflict hotspots in a transboundary landscape in the Eastern Himalaya
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Study documents dependence of Burmese communities on edible plants, suggests sustainable harvesting measures
Study documents dependence of Burmese communities on edible plants, suggests sustainable harvesting measures
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Success stories

Our lasting impact

Read about how our landscape approach is helping the sustainable management of natural resources in the HKH region.

South–south learning in participatory forest management
South–south learning in participatory forest management
Yak as a landscape connector
Yak as a landscape connector
India’s first State REDD+ Action Plan launched
India’s first State REDD+ Action Plan launched
Supporting best practices in environmental journalism
Supporting best practices in environmental journalism

Events around the HKH

Our involvement

News and features

Around the HKH

Regional Programmes

Knowledge into action

Our programmes are oriented towards integrating knowledge and turning research into action.

River Basins and Cryosphere
River Basins and Cryosphere
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Mountain Knowledge and Action Networks
Mountain Knowledge and Action Networks
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Mountain Environment Regional Information System
Mountain Environment Regional Information System
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Atmosphere
Atmosphere
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River Basins and Cryosphere
River Basins and Cryosphere
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Adaptation and Resilience Building
Adaptation and Resilience Building
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