High-Altitude Rangelands and their Interfaces in the Hindu Kush Himalayas


This publication, issued on the 30th anniversary of the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), contains a collection of papers and scholarly articles by ecologists, natural resource managers, and other professionals working on the high-altitude rangelands of the Hindu Kush Himalayan region. The interfaces between high-altitude rangelands and other ecosystems in the Hindu Kush Himalayan region such as forests, wetlands and agricultural land are suffering from degradation, desertification and soil erosion, which are further aggravated by climatic and anthropogenic factors. However, more information is needed on the ecological role of high-altitude rangelands and their interfaces as a basis for developing and implementing plans for conservation and sustainable management of these fragile ecosystems. This volume has been compiled as a first step in addressing this knowledge gap. Download 


Author Wu Ning, Gopal S Rawat, Srijana Joshi, Muhammad Ismail, Eklabya Sharma
Publisher ICIMOD
Publication year 2013
Language English

Themes: Agriculture

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