Framework Helps Protect the Eastern Himalaya
January 15, 2007 | From the field | Conservation & Sustainable Development

Significantly increasing the prospects for effective safeguarding of the natural and cultural resources of the Kangchenjunga Landscape in the Eastern Himalaya, the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development has produced a framework for regional cooperation among Bhutan, India, and Nepal. It will guide implementation of the Convention on Biological Diversity in the Kangchenjunga Landscape, a 1.5 million acre area that cuts across the boundaries of the three nations and includes 14 protected areas. The convention addresses biodiversity conservation, scientific and technical cooperation, information exchange and sharing, and legal issues. The Centre worked on the framework for nearly a decade, six of those years with MacArthur support.