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000011981 037__ $$a5876
000011981 041__ $$aEnglish
000011981 100__ $$aGujja, B.
000011981 245__ $$aWWF International's regional approach to conserving high-altitude wetlands and lakes in the Himalaya
000011981 260__ $$c2005
000011981 260__ $$b
            
000011981 490__ $$aArticle
000011981 507__ $$aMFOLL
000011981 511__ $$aIndus, IndusARTICLES
000011981 520__ $$aWater is a major global issue with social, economic, political and ecological dimensions, particularly in Asia. High-altitude wetlands, lakes, and watersheds are rapidly degrading. Protecting water sources is the most effective and economic way of addressing this major water crisis.&nbsp; All the major rivers in the Hindu Kush&ndash;Himalayan countries&mdash;the Indus, Ganges, Brahmaputra, Yangtze, Mekong, Amu Darya, and Hilmand&mdash;originate in high-altitude lakes and wetlands. WWF International is working to conserve high-altitude Himalayan wetlands and lakes, ie to protect the ecosystems that directly benefit people living in this harsh but spectacular region as well as the millions of people who depend on freshwater downstream.&nbsp; The impact of climate change makes it even more urgent to initiate an integrated approach to protect and conserve these highly fragile ecosystems.<br />
000011981 653__ $$abiodiversity
000011981 653__ $$aclimate change
000011981 653__ $$aHimalayas
000011981 653__ $$apolicy
000011981 653__ $$awater
000011981 650__ $$aNatural resource management
000011981 650__ $$aWater management
000011981 650__ $$aBiodiversity
000011981 650__ $$aConservation
000011981 650__ $$aPolicies and governance
000011981 691__ $$aNatural resource management
000011981 691__ $$aWater management
000011981 691__ $$aBiodiversity
000011981 691__ $$aConservation
000011981 691__ $$aPolicies and governance
000011981 773__ $$pMountain Research and Development 25(1):76-79. http://www.bioone.org/doi/pdf/10.1659/0276-4741%282005%29025%5B0076%3AWIRATC%5D2.0.CO%3B2
000011981 8564_ $$uhttp://lib.icimod.org/record/11981/files/5876.pdf
000011981 980__ $$aARTICLE