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Title: Folklores of Sacred Khecheopalri Lake in the Sikkim Himalaya of India – A Plea for Conservation
Author: Jain, A., Singh, H.B., Rai, S.C. and Sharma, E.
Source: Asian Folklore Studies, Vol. 63, 2004
Year: 2004 
Publisher: Nanzan Institute for Religion and Culture, Japan
Abstracts:  The Khecheopalri Lake in the Sikkim Himalaya, famous as a “wish fulfilling lake”, attracts a large number of tourists every year. Legends and beliefs associated with the formation, existence, and sacredness of the lake are deeply rooted within the surrounding communities. However, negative impacts of tourism, the land-use/cover change, felling of trees for timber, fodder collection, over grazing and resulting soil loss have been affecting its longevity. Economic development associated with forest and biodiversity conservation through eco-tourism is perhaps the best option ahead. 
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Title: Forestry, Agriculture, and People’s Participation in the Central Himalaya
Author: Sharma, S. and Chaudhry, S.
Source: Journal of Sustainable Forestry 
Year: 1996
Publisher: Haworth Press
Abstracts:  The relationship between forests and agriculture is age old for subsistence living in the Central Himalayan region. The pressure on forests is high with consequent land degradation and downstream impacts. The article recommends that forest resources should be made accessible for use to the villagers and forestry should be practiced at village level and integrated with agriculture. It also points out that there are several constraints to the solution.
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Title: Impact of Climate Change on Himalayan Glaciers and Glacial Lakes - Case Studies on GLOF and Associated Hazards in Nepal and Bhutan
Author: Bajracharya, S. R., Mool, P. K. and Shrestha, B. S.
Source: International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), Kathmandu and United Nations Environment Programme Regional Office Asia and the Pacific (UNEP/ROAP)
Year: 2007
Publisher: International Center for Integrated Mountain Development
Abstracts:  As a consequence of global climate change the Himalayan glaciers and glacial lakes are changing at alarming rates. Himalayan glaciers are retreating at rates ranging from 10 to 60m per year while many small ones (<0.2 sq.km) have already disappeared. The publication seeks to track the effects of climate change in the Dudh Koshi sub-basin of Nepal and the Pho Chu sub-basin of Bhutan and also deals with Hydrodynamic modeling, GLOF mitigation measures and early warning systems.
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Title: Local and Indigenous Practices on Adaptation: An Experience From Herder’s Life of Western Bhutan
Author: Chettri, N.
Source: Natural Resources Management Division, International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD)
Year: 2008
Publisher: Mountain Forum
Abstracts:  Pastoralism is an age-old livelihood option for millions of people of different castes and ethnic groups and makes a significant contribution to the economy of the Hindu Kush Himalayas (HKH), both in terms of providing employment and income opportunities and in supplying nutrition to the rural poor. The paper narrates the author’s experience with a nomadic group of Bjobs in Bhutan, his observations on their adaptations to climate change and policy requirements to help protect this lifestyle.
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Title: Sustainable development and management of water resource in mountain ecosystem: Some examples from Sikkim Himalaya
Author: Khawas, V.
Source: Mountain Forum
Year: 2004
Publisher: Mountain Forum
Abstracts:  Sustainable development and management of water resources are crucial for the mountain ecosystem. Water plays a vital role in a host of key activities ranging from drinking and other domestic needs to agriculture, industrial use and generation of hydro electrical power. The article seeks to evaluate the importance of water resources in the Sikkim Himalayas and the environmental concerns associated with its various sources. It also identifies environmental strategies for sustainable use of water resource.
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