CEPF
Protecting Nature's Hotspots for people and prosperity

ECOSYSTEM PROFILE

 
February 2005

Contents

- Introduction
- Background
- Biological Importance
- Conservation Outcomes
- Priority Outcomes
- Socioeconomic Features
- Synopsis of Current Threats
- Synopsis of Current Investment
- CEPF Niche for Investment
- CEPF Investment Strategy and Priorities
- Sustainability
- Conclusion

Acknowledgements
This ecosystem profile was prepared by the WWF-US Asia Program in collaboration with Aaranyak; Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment; Bird Conservation, Nepal; BirdLife International; Bombay Natural History Society, India; Centre for Environmental Education, Northeast India; Royal Society for Protection of Nature, Bhutan; WWF-India, Northeast Office; and the WWF Nepal Program. The BirdLife International Indochina Program led the outcomes definition process supported by Conservation International’s Center for Applied Biodiversity Science.

The team would like to acknowledge the following experts and contributors: Jiwan Acharya,Mahesh Kumar Adhikari, Firoz Ahmed, Imtienla Ao, Tariq Aziz, Bidur Baidya, Sujit P. Bairagi, Hiten Kr. Baishya, Mahesh Banskota, Hem Sagar Baral, S. K. Barik, Bhupendra Basnet, B.B Bhat, P.C. Bhattacharjee, Shivaraj Bhattari, Ram Bhujel, Dipen Ch. Borah, Jake Brunner, Milendu Chakraborty, Sudipto Chatterjee, A.S. Chauhan, Nakul Chettri, D. B. Chhetri, Anwaruddin Choudhury, Dhrupad Choudhury, Dekila Chungyalpa, Cathryn Cooke, Rohin Souza, V.T. Darlong, A.P. Das, Arundhati Das, Panna Deb, Aum Sangay Dema, Ashish Dey, Bablu Dey, Soumen Dey, Janardhan Dhakal, Lam Dorji, Tshering Dorji, Soumyadeep Dutta, Lies Erkhoff, Asif Faiz, Tracy Frish, Soumitra Ghosh, Anil Goswami, D. C. Goswami, Abhik Gupta, Chandra P. Gurung, D.B.Gurung, Ghana Shyam Gurung, Santa Raj Jnawali, A. C. Jonunmawia, J. Kalita, Sameer Karki, Rahul Kaul, K. T. Thomas Kent, Sarala Khaling, B. Kharbuli, Keyiekhrie Kire, Echay Kumar, Chezung Lachungpa, Usha Lachungpa, Sunetra Lala, Lalhmachhuana, Penny Langhammer, H. D. Lekhak, Pakimu Lepcha, Renzino Lepcha, C. Loma, Tambor Lyngdoh, Maksha Ram Maharjan, Samar Bahadur Malla, Anil Manandhar, T.T.C. Marak, C.C.S. Maunglang, Jon Miceler, D. B. Mongar, Vijay Mukthan, Kuenzang Namgay, Goutam Narayan, Hari Saran Nepali, Carmo Noronha, Jigme Peldon, Brian Peniston, John Pilgrim, Narayan Poudel, Miraj Pradhan, Prabhat Pradhan, Rebecca Pradhan, G. K. Pradhan, Meena Raghunathan, Asad Rahmani, D.S. Rai, N.S.Rai, Keshab Rajbhandari, Komkar Riba, Arun Rijal, D. Dutta Roy, Pankaj Sarmah, Karan B. Shah, Amit Sharma, Chandrakala Sharma, G. P. Sharma, Ghaneshyam Sharma, Uday Raj Sharma, Vivek Sharma, Mingma Norbu Sherpa, Khekiho Shohe, Binod Shrestha, Jay Pal Shrestha, Jiwan Shrestha, Tej Kumar Shrestha, Tirtha B.Shrestha, Yusuf Simick, Lisa Simrique Singh, Tombi Singh, Hilloljyoti Sinha, Sunil Subba, Rajendra Suwal, Bibhab Kr. Talukdar, Jamuna K. Tamrakar, Tandin, Tawnensa, Raju Teron, Diwakar Thapa, Gokarna Jung Thapa, Ishana Thapa, Kishore Thapa, V. K. Thapa, B. K. Tiwari, Andrew Tordoff, Dago Tshering, Rinchen Tshering, Bunu Vaidya, Karma Wangchuk, Sangay Wangchuk, Sherub Wangchuk, Sonam Wangchuk, Tashi Wangchuk, Pema Wangda, Mincha Wangdi, Tandin Wangdi, Voto Whiso, Eric Wikramanayake, P. S Yadava, DekiYonten, and Zafar-ul-islam.
 
 
 
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