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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
Reliably relocated earthquake hypocenters in the Pamir-Hindu Kush region for about 1700 earthquakes deeper than 50 km, are examined using 3-D color plots
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Year: 2008
Mountains are dynamic in nature compare to the plains and thus they posses some distinct temporal and spatial characteristics in a unique socio-cultural setting
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Year: 2008
HIMCAT: Himalayan Conservation Approaches and Technologies is working through a regional WOCAT network in the HKH and Asia
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Year: 2006
Since industrialization and human activities is advancing the concentration of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere is steadily increasing
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