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Year: 2008
Multifaceted patterns of protected area (PA) expansion are reviewed considering:
  1. the increase in PA number and coverage;
  2. distribution and extent of important bird areas (IBAs); and
  3. distribution and coverage of global biodiversity hotspots and the Global 200 Ecoregions that fall within the Hindu Kush-Himalayas (HKH)
The analysis revealed that biodiversity conservation is a priority for the eight regional member countries of the HKH, who have established 488 PAs over the last 89 years (1918 to 2007). The eight countries sharing theHKH have committed 39% of this total geographical area to the PA network and 11% to IBAs, which is quite significant when compared to the global target of 10%. There has been an increasing trend in PA establishment over the last four decades. The PA coverage within the HKH of China alone is significant (35.5%), followed by India (1.46%) and Nepal (0.58%). When IUCN management categories are considered, the majority of PAs belong to Category V (39%), followed by Category IV (29%). Only 0.6%of PAs are managed as Category I, and, in recent years, Categories V and VI have increased. Of the total HKH geographical area, 32% is covered by four global biodiversity hotspots and 62% by the Global 200 Ecoregions. However, only 25% of the global biodiversity hotspots and 40%of the Global 200 Ecoregions are part of the PA network. There are still numerous gaps in conservation in the HKH. Coordinated and committed efforts are required to bring other critical habitats within the PA network in the HKH

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Year: 2008
High resolution geochemical data from fossil-poor Blaini-Krol and fossiliferous Lower Tal succession in the Lesser Himalayas closely conform to the geochemical trends demonstrated by the rock sequences at Oman, Newfoundland, South China and Western United States
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Year: 2008
At the World Conservation Congress held in Bangkok in November 2004, IUCN members approved the resolution 3
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Year: 2007
As pressures on natural resources increase worldwide, it is recognised that the environmental and social tools that guide economic development are mainly reactive and have marginal effect
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Year: 2006
Conservation International (CI) has worked throughout the globe developing and implementing communications and awareness programmes since 1991
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Year: 2006
The e-conference, Mountain to Mountain Cooperation: Sustainable use of biodiversity, including genetic resources, in the Himal-Andes, (12-30 June 2006) represented a significant step in furthering inter-regional and intra-regional cooperation and of building new and strengthening existing alliances for sustainable mountain development within the framework of the Mountain Partnership
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Year: 2005
The authors report new U-Pb zircon SHRIMP ages for the Ladakh and Karakoram batholiths
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Year: 2004
Nepal has established an extensive network of protected areas to conserve biodiversity
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