High Altitude Wetlands of the Hindu Kush Himalayas for People & Biodiversity
International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development in collaboration with WWF India
Date and Time
11 October 2012 18:15 - 19:45
During the side event, the International Center for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) in collaboration with WWF - India aims to bring together the national and regional experts working on high altitude wetlands. The purpose of the side event is to: 1. Share experiences and lessons learnt on managing High Altitude Wetlands of the Hindu Kush Himalayan regionand to raise awareness among the international and regional communities about these unique and very productive ecosystems. 2. Identify the prospects of High Altitude Wetlands as potential repositories of unique and rare biodiversity and their role in climate regulation for enhancing ecological and socio-economic resilience. 3. Collect and bring out highlights of various High Altitude Wetlands initiatives from the Hindu Kush Himalayas and lessons learnt in the form of a publication for wider sharing and use by the national, regional and global communities.