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000032745 037__ $$aICIMOD-BOOK-2017-085
000032745 041__ $$aEnglish
000032745 245__ $$aA Multi-dimensional Assessment of Ecosystems and Ecosystem Services at Inle Lake, Myanmar
000032745 245__ $$bICIMOD Working Paper 2017/17
000032745 262__ $$bForest Department, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation, Myanmar
000032745 260__ $$bInternational Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD)
000032745 260__ $$c2017
000032745 260__ $$aKathmandu, Nepal
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000032745 491__ $$aWorking Paper
000032745 491__ $$b2017/17
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000032745 507__ $$aHimalica
000032745 520__ $$aOne of the world’s Global 200 ecoregions and a freshwater biodiversity hotspot, Inle Lake is the in the top 10 most popular tourism destinations in Myanmar. The lake was formed 1.5 million years ago and is the second largest lake in Myanmar after Indawgyi. It is also a major source of hydropower for southern Myanmar. The remnant elongated lake is aligned on a north-south axis. Although the documentation of the flora and fauna of Inle Lake is limited, there are a number of records available from the early 20th Century and research interest has increased in the lake in recent years. <p> <p>  The diverse fauna that inhabit the lake and its surrounding include species that are listed as critically endangered, vulnerable, or nearly threatened by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). Many of the species of mammals and endemic fishes that inhabit the lake are listed in the IUCN red List. The lake is famous for its floating gardens, which are based on hydroponic cultivation. Plants from the families Gramineae and Cyperaceae, form tightly interwoven beds of running stems, roots, rhizomes, and hair-like roots, creating water mattresses that contain large blocks of rich organic soil. Major crops like tomatoes and beans are grown here hydroponically. The lake also supports livelihoods of fishermen (famous for their one-leg rowing technique), as well as numerous local businesses including tourism and agriculture.
000032745 650__ $$aAdaptation
000032745 650__ $$aAgriculture
000032745 650__ $$aBiodiversity
000032745 650__ $$aClimate change
000032745 650__ $$aEcosystem services
000032745 650__ $$aMountain livelihoods
000032745 690__ $$aAdaptation
000032745 690__ $$aAgriculture
000032745 690__ $$aBiodiversity
000032745 690__ $$aClimate change
000032745 690__ $$aEcosystem services
000032745 690__ $$aMountain livelihoods
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