Press releases

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20 Dec 2019 Press releases
In service of mountains and people

Breaker of taboos Didar Ali, one of the founding members of the Bulbulik Heritage Centre in Gulmit, Gilgit-Baltistan Pakistan, has dedicated himself to ...

9 Dec 2019 Press releases
Scientists Rank World’s Most Important, Most Threatened Mountain Water Towers

Research provides new insight on mountain glacier–derived water resource systems, impacting up to 1.9 billion people globally December 9, 2019 — ...

24 Sep 2019 KDKH
Country Chapter for the Koshi Disaster Risk Reduction Knowledge Hub to be developed

A recent UNESCAP disaster risk-focused report has identified transboundary river basins in South Asia as disaster hotspots. One such area ...

30 Jul 2019 SERVIR-HKH
Regional drought outlook system for South Asia launched

Droughts do not harm immediately. Their impact on lives and productive assets is gradual, which is perhaps why they do ...

14 Jun 2019 Press releases
Managing the shifts in shifting cultivation

Saraswat also cautioned against a narrow sectoral approach. The transitions must be enabled by research and development that is contextual, ...

10 Jun 2019 Press releases
The heritage gap

Currently, there are only 17 inscribed World Heritage sites in a region covering eight countries, four Global Biodiversity Hotspots, and ...

Strengthening Climate Services in South Asia

South Asia is highly vulnerable to weather and climate impact such as flooding, droughts and cyclones. In the past two ...

18 Dec 2018 Press releases
Rising from ruins: the making of a resilient mountain village

  At the heart of this transformation is a story of partnership. In April 2016, The International Centre for Integrated Mountain ...

13 Dec 2018 Press releases
Tackling human-wildlife conflict and wildlife crime in a shared transboundary landscape

Speaking at the Reconciling Human-Wildlife Interface in the Kangchenjunga Landscape: Regional Dialogue for Action event organized by West Bengal Forest ...

12 Dec 2018 Press releases
Koshi DRR knowledge hub to strengthen transboundary collaboration

At the launch of the 24th Conference of the Parties (COP) meeting, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres called for greater ...

16 Nov 2018 Press releases
Resonating Call for a Mountain Alliance for the Hindu Kush Himalaya

The warnings were dire but the response was heartening. Government representatives, policymakers and scientists from the eight Hindu Kush Himalayan ...