Biodiversity Conservation In Transboundary Landscape
Start Date01 Mar, 2009
End Date30 Sep, 2010
NCDC implemented ICIMOD funded project entitled ‘Biodiversity Conservation in trans-boundary Landscape’ in the Kangchenjunga Complex in the year 2009-10. Through the project NCDC supported community forest users for establishment of herbal nursery, Dairy products production center, awareness raising on climate change, etc.
The Kanchenjunga Complex is one of the richest landscapes shared by Nepal, Bhutan, India and China and a part of the Himalayan ‘Biodiversity Hotspots’. One of the 34 global biodiversity hot-spots, the area/landscape falls on the important biological corridor in Kangchenjunga-Singalila Complex and also in The Eastern Himalayas. The area is unique in its topographic features and rich in terms of flora and fauna.
Its north and south slopes are the Nepalese extension of the Singhalila range, which forms the eastern border of Nepal with India. As a consequence of wide altitude variations, these forests are diverse, ranging from magnolia (Michelia champaca), rhododendron to fir forest ecosystems.
The existing forest provides habitat for different fauna and flora important from conservation point of view. It is one of the major corridors for wildlife movement forming a globally important biological corridor.