Proceedings of the Policy Dialogue Shared Natural and Cultural Heritage for Sustainable Tourism in Kangchenjunga Transboundary Landscape 1–5 May 2017, Thimphu, Bhutan (2018)

Please fill the following information to request the publication in hardcopy. We will get in touch with you shortly.

* are required.

The United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) advocates the use of landscape and ecosystem approaches for managing biodiversity, a position endorsed at the seventh Conference of the Parties’ meeting in 2004.The approach implies coordination and cooperation among all those responsible for an area, regardless of the jurisdiction defined by ecosystems rather than administrative boundaries. This has many benefits, as it enables integrated management, which enhances the efficiency of ecological functions and processes such as species dispersal, species migration, and hydrological regulation, as well as promoting cultural integrity and human wellbeing. In addition, social, cultural, and economic similarities tend to be seamless across the political boundaries in a landscape. This generates widespread interdependence among the local populations, as well as a flow of trade, employment, tourism, natural resources and commodities, social and cultural exchanges, and other activities, all of which have implications for biodiversity conservation and human wellbeing. A transboundary landscape approach can help countries that depend on common ecosystems and watersheds for various ecosystem services. Such interdependence could be strengthened by developing and agreeing to common management framework and principles.

Language: English
Pages: 32


 Record created 2018-01-19, last modified 2018-01-19