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Vanishing cultural identities in the Himalayas

Revisiting Ethnography, Recognizing a Forgotten
People: the Thangmi of Nepal and India
The article draws attention towards the lack of published work on one of Nepal's important and overlooked ethnic groups. While there are some notable exceptions...
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  In a way change is good but the loss of culture that accompanies such change is not.
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Collecting Fog Water
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The hill population of Nepal also suffers from inadequate water supply. Realizing the need for an alternative source of water, NEWAH started implementing fog water collection schemes.'The fog collectors produce between 2,000 and 5,000 ltr of water per day in the summer months.Small community based fog water...
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Composting Toilet Construction
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The Melting Himalayas
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Reported, as well as possible future consequences of climate change in the greater Himalayan region with special emphasis...
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Cultural diversity in the mountains
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Explore the convergence of mountain cultural diversity with issues of sustainable and equitable development in highland areas, and the innumerable ways...
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Improving Food Security
Water and energy are essential resources for human survival and well-being, mountain women in the Himalayas are finding it increasingly difficult to meet their daily water and energy needs in a sustainable...
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Floods and Vulnerability
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Call for papers on Gender, Governance and Agriculture
Abstracts are invited for a special issue of International Journal of Agricultural Resources, Governance and Ecology. Last date for submission of abstracts is: 28th February 2014. Once shortlisted, the full papers would be due by 30th April 2014.
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Climate change and the cold deserts of the high altitude Himalayas
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Outcomes of a study carried out across 82 watersheds in the Trans and Western Indian Himalayas to quantify the level of environmental threat...
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Water Management in Cold Deserts
Common Energy Facilities Based on Renewable Sources
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The Himalayas are a storehouse of several species of the most rare & valuable species of medicinal...
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Ecotourism Development - A Manual
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Aimed at conservationists who want a greater understanding of ecotourism or who...
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Habitat Assessment Model
Watershed Survey Manual for Lakes and Rivers
E-conference focused on five thematic areas: marketing strategies, organizational structures, local knowledge, gender, and revenue reinvestment. The report gives an account of deliberations and case studies for each theme...
 
Himalayan Artifacts
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The Arts & Crafts database is a compilation of various Himalayan arts & crafts and their distinctive features. These arts and crafts find use in the Costumes & Ornaments...
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UN Declaration on Rights of Indigenous People
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Dealing with the rights of indigenous peoples of the world, this declaration was 20 years in the making, and covers, under 46 articles, the various issues that deal with indigenous rights and access there to...
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HADP has been in operation since the inception of the Fifth Five-Year Plan and is being implemented for the integrated development of designated hill areas. The main objective of this programme is to ensure...
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In Nepal, water resources are considered to be strategic natural resource. Management and utilization of water resources in the country is governed by the...
SHARE-Asia Project
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SHARE-Asia (Stations for High Altitude Research in India) is an initiative by the Ev-K2-CNR Committee to create a monitoring network along...
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