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Legal frameworks for Conservation of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services in the Himalayas

Maintenance of biodiversity and other ecosystems services essential for human well-being requires an effective legal framework to prevent over-exploitation and give incentive for protection of biodiversity.

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There is uncertainty about what types of legal framework are most effective in different ecological, economic and cultural settings. HimaLines will test the effectiveness of different legal frameworks for maintaining ecosystem services in high-altitude Himalayan forests in Nepal.

The project is interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary, including law, conservation ecology and development studies. The scientific aim is to investigate links between legal frameworks/practice, biodiversity, ecosystem services, forest dynamics and population dynamics of medicinal and edible plants in the Central Himalayas, Nepal.

More information: HimaLines