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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
At the World Conservation Congress held in Bangkok in November 2004, IUCN members approved the resolution 3
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Year: 2008
Over forty peatland scientists, representatives from environmental authorities, conservation NGOs and foundations, peat mining industry, companies in the business of sourcing, developing and trading emission reduction credits, and other experts from Belarus, the Russian Federation, Ukraine, Poland, Lithuania, Germany, United Kingdom, The Netherlands and France met at the workshop on the Isle of Vilm to discuss opportunities for peatland restoration that have recently arisen in climate policy
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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: 2007
Clear rights over resources and locally legitimised tenure regimes for managing natural resources are essential for good governance in forest areas
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Year: 2007
It is often assumed that forests can contribute to poverty reduction
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Year: 2007
Fragile ecosystems are important for their unique features and resources
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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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