Eastern Himalayas Region Investment Priorities

Strategic Directions Investment Priorities
1.  Build on existing landscape conservation initiatives to maintain and restore connectivity and to protect wide-ranging threatened species in priority corridors with a particular emphasis on the Bhutan Biological Conservation Complex, Kangchenjunga-Singalila Complex, and North Bank Landscape 1.1  Identify important habitat linkages between site outcomes in the priority corridors.
1.2  Engage civil society in developing and implementing management plans for key habitat linkages.
1.3  Support targeted conservation education and awareness programs among communities, schools, journalists and decisionmakers in priority corridors.
1.4  Promote forest management practices that benefit biodiversity conservation in the priority corridors.
2.  Secure the conservation of priority site outcomes (key biodiversity areas) in the eastern Himalayas with a particular emphasis on the Bhutan Biological Conservation Complex, Kangchenjunga-Singalila Complex, and North Bank Landscape 2.1  Support targeted efforts to manage, protect and monitor site outcomes (key biodiversity areas).
2.2  Provide incremental support to effective, ongoing alternative livelihood projects with local communities that ease threats to and enhance conservation of priority sites.
2.3  Support traditional land- and resource-use practices in projects that will ensure effective conservation of priority sites.
3.  Leverage partnerships among donor agencies, civil society, and government institutions to achieve priority biodiversity conservation outcomes over the long term. 3.1  Strengthen and support government and civil society partnerships that result in new funding for achieving conservation outcomes in the eastern Himalayas.
3.2  Support training programs to protect, manage and monitor species, sites and corridor outcomes.
3.3  Develop and strengthen capacity among grassroots civil society organizations to manage, monitor, and mitigate threats to biodiversity.
3.4  Support transboundary initiatives for conservation of wide-ranging species that require collaboration across international borders.
4.  Develop a small grants program to safeguard globally threatened species in the eastern Himalayas 4.1  Support targeted, high-impact projects to conserve Critically Endangered and endemic species.
4.2  Support action-oriented research to enable or improve the conservation of priority species outcomes.
4.3  Implement a monitoring program for priority species outcomes.
4.4  Support conservation assessments of lesser-known taxonomic groups (plants, invertebrates, fish) for inclusion into the IUCN Red List.

Eastern Himalayas

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