Biodiversity Conservation in the Kangchenjunga Landscape (2008)

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Around the world, the old paradigm, ‘people or parks’, is giving way to a more humane ‘people and parks’ approach to biodiversity conservation. ICIMOD’s landscape approach to biodiversity conservation reflects this shift, incorporating protecting the rich biological diversity of the Kangchenjunga – a mountain landscape shared by Bhutan, China, India, and Nepal – with alleviating poverty through livelihoods in the areas traversed by the landscape. This publication is a collection of research papers on key conservation and development issues in the southern half of the landscape. It discusses conservation needs, biodiversity values, socioeconomic conditions, and potential enterprise development through income generating opportunities and a policy perspective. Sustainable use of forest resources and alternative livelihood options such as vegetable production, livestock management, and improved agricultural practices are also discussed, as well as conservation measures and the impact of conservation policies on land use and tenure systems and customary laws in protected areas.
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ISBN: 978 92 9115 0885 5
Language: English
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Table of Contents:
  1. Front Matter
  2. Section 1 - Introduction
  3. Developing a Transoundary Biodiversity Conservation Landscape and Conservation Corridors in the Kangchenjunga Complex
  4. Section 2 - Biodiversity Conservation
  5. Protected Areas and Biodiversity Conservation in the Hindu Kush-Himalayan Region with Special Reference to the Kangchenjunga Landscape
  6. Feasibility Assessment for Developing Conservation Corridors in the Kangchenjunga Landscape
  7. Biodiversity Status in the Potential Conservation Corridors of the Kangchenjunga Landscape: a Distribution Model of Flagship and Indicator Species
  8. Biodiversity of Toorsa Strict Nature Reserve - Jigme Dorji National Park Conservation Corridor, Western Bhutan
  9. Plant Resource in the Protected Areas and Proposed Corridors of Darjeeling, India
  10. Section 3 - Socioeconomic and Livelihoods Aspects
  11. Landscape Elements and Agricultural Issues in the Border Villages of Eastern Nepal
  12. Pasture, Livestock, and Conservation: Challenges in the Transborder Areas of Eastern Nepal
  13. Vegetable Production as a Patential Enterprise for Sustainable Livelihoods in the Border Villages of Eastern Nepal
  14. Non-Timber Forest Products as Alternative Livelihoods Options in the Transborder Viallages of Eastern Nepal
  15. Socioeconomic Analysis of the Toorsa Strict Nature Reserve and Jigme Dorji National Park Conservation Corridor in Bhutan
  16. Conservation and Income Generation Opportunities from High-Value Species: Cordyceps Policy in Bhutan and its Implications for the Himalayan Region
  17. Ecotourism Development in the Kangchenjunga Landscape: Potentials and Challenges
  18. Potential Micro-Enterprises and Income Generating Activities in the Kangchenjunga Landscape
  19. Section 4 - The Policy Perspective
  20. Policy Issues of Land-Use and Land-Tenure Systems and Natural Resources Management in the Proposed Conservation Corridors in Darjeeling
  21. Traditional Practices and Customary Laws of the Kirat People of Eastern Nepal and Comparison with Nepal's Statutory Laws
  22. A Landscape Approach to Biodiversity Conservation: an Evolving Scenario and Policy Perspective
  23. Back Cover

 

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