The evaluation shows that among the six-infrastructure themes that this assessment focused on, roads seem to have the highest amount of impact on the snow leopard habitat. Experts’ ranking ranged from 61% for road to 12.4% for settlement.

The Kangchenjunga Conservation Area (KCA) in Eastern Nepal is home to one of Nepal’s unique and varied biodiversity, including flagship species such as the snow leopard.

This coffee table book on Snow Leopards takes stock of what Nepal has accomplished in snow leopard conservation, while appraising new challenges, that will help guide us towards our common goal of sustainable development in snow leopard landscapes with new insight and resolve.

This study, ‘Forest Carbon Assessment in Chitwan-Annapurna Landscape (CHAL) for REDD+ Readiness Activities’ presents the comprehensive baseline of forest carbon stock in CHAL with a detailed assessment of carbon sequestration potential, carbon-capture, permanency, leakage, and risks from the forest coverage.

Global climate change projections for Nepal and the Himalayas suggest significant changes in temperature and precipitation, including increased monsoon (summer) precipitation and more variable and highly unpredictable actual rainfall patterns.

The Eastern Himalayas are considered to be a region of global importance for biodiversity; the result of the synergistic interactions of the complex mountain terrain, extreme elevation gradients, overlaps of several biogeographic barriers, and regional monsoonal precipitation.

This report, “Nepal – Water Risk Scenarios and Opportunities for Resilient Development,” is a product of an eighteen-month long process designed to engage experts, influencers, decision-makers, and key stakeholders in Nepal on the nature and potential consequences of risks faced by Nepal’s water resources.

In recent years, global climate change been recognized as a significant driver of ecological change. The threats reach into the Himalayas; the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has predicted that the average annual temperature in the Himalayas will increase faster than the global average, along with an increase in precipitation.

The idea of a Water Poverty Index (WPI) with a numerical value was formulated by scientists in an effort to express the complex relationship between sustainable water resource management and poverty at all units of human organization, all the way from community to nation.

The Langtang National Park & Buffer Zone Area Support Project (LNPBZ SP) works to fulfill the Sacred Himalayan Landscape’s vision of preserving water resource, forest, pasture land, land and flora and fauna through integrated management, enhancing livelihood opportunities for local people, and the conservation of cultural diversity.

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