‘Secure Himalaya’ project

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Overview:

The Union Environment ministry in association with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has been implementing ‘Secure Himalaya’ project to conserve the habitats of snow leopards.

About ‘Secure Himalaya’ project:

  • The ‘Secure Himalaya’ project is funded by the Global Environment Facility.
  • It supports the government’s efforts for conservation of snow leopard and its habitat by developing and implementing a landscape-based approach for Himalayan ecosystems, and addresses key issues of habitat degradation, threatened livelihoods and illegal trade in wildlife.
  • It was launched in 2017.

Components:

  • Conservation of key biodiversity areas and their effective management to secure long-term ecosystem resilience, habitat connectivity and conservation of snow leopard and other endangered species.
  • Securing sustainable community livelihoodsand natural resource management in high range Himalayan ecosystems.
  • Enhancing enforcement, monitoring and cooperation to reduce wildlife crime and related threats.
  • Gender Mainstreaming, Monitoring, evaluation and knowledge management.

Project Landscapes:

  • Changthang, Ladakh Landscape, Jammu & Kashmir
  • Lahaul-Pangi and Kinnaur Landscapes,
  • Gangotri-Govind and Darma-Byans Landscapes,
  • Khangchendzonga-upper Teesta Valley.

 


Source : Times of India