High altitude wetlands of Ladakh a conservation initiative by Archana Chatterjee

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Statementcontributors, Archna Chatterjee ... [et al.]
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Pagination38 p. :
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Himalayan wetlands continue to receive very little policy attention or investment. The Wetland (Conservation and Management) Rules, was replaced by the Wetland (Conservation and Management) Rules, High-altitude wetlands do not feature in this revised policy. Climate change is predicted to have a major influence on the Himalayan region.

Scant precipitation makes Ladakh a high-altitude desert with extremely scarce vegetation over most of its area. Natural vegetation mainly occurs along water courses and on high altitude areas that receive more snow and cooler summer temperatures.

Human settlements, however, are richly vegetated due to Capital: Leh. Drying wetlands. located at altitudes of 4, metres, the wetlands in the Changtang area of eastern Ladakh attract a large variety of wildlife as well as humans with their livestock. This area covering thousand of square kilometres lies within the boundaries of the Changtang Wilderness Area or the proposed High Altitude Cold Desert National Park.

In addition, WWF’s Regional Initiative, ‘Saving Wetlands Sky-High!’ is working with its country offices in Pakistan, India, Nepal, Bhutan and China to mobilise governments, communities and local stakeholders towards conservation of the Himalayan High Altitude Wetlands which find themselves beyond national and political boundaries.

Support for the conservation of high altitude wetlands through application of the Asian Wetland Inventory approach and stakeholder-led catchment management in Bhutan, China, India, Nepal. Wetlands buffer water flows in vulnerable high mountain catchments across the greater Himalayan region.

Leh is at metres. If you travel around Ladakh youll be going all the way upto metres just to get over some passes. So altitude sickness is likely if you do not take proper precautions. If you fly in, devote the first day or two to just resting and letting your body get used to the altitude.

In my case, altitude sickness began around 2 hours before we arrived to Leh, capital city of Ladakh in India. I woke up in the minivan with headache, but that time I.

So acclimatization to the high altitude condition becomes one of the most important things to prepare for before planning a trip. The best thing about going to Ladakh, nestled amidst the Himalayas and The Karakoram ranges, is savoring the breathtaking views.

But there are some issues which travelers to such high-altitude face. Leh (Hindi: लेह; Tibetan script: གླེ་ or སླེ་, Wylie: Gle or sle) is the joint capital and largest town of Ladakh, a union territory in India Leh, located in the Leh district, was also the historical capital of the Himalayan kingdom of Ladakh, the seat of which was in the Leh Palace, the former mansion of the royal family of Ladakh, built in the same style and about the Country: India.

Grasslands near Tsokar, High altitude wetlands of Ladakh book high altitude wetland in Tibetan Plateau, Ladakh. These wetlands represent important breeding sites for a number of migratory birds including the highly endangered Black-necked Crane (Grus nigricollis).

Jammu & Kashmir, India WWF - India / Pankaj Chandan The need Essentials of for management management planning planning. Himalayan high-altitude wetlands (HAWs) are some of the most iconic and hydrologically dynamic ecosystems in South and Central Asia.

Yet little is known about their historical ecology; less is. High Altitude Lakes of India. The ‘high altitude wetlands-HAW’ is a generic term to describe “areas of swamp, marsh, meadow, fen, peat-land or water bodies located at an altitude.

Key words: Pangong Tso, Ladakh, phytoplankton, Diaptomus spp., biodiversity, Cheshul stream. INTRODUCTION The Himalaya is home to numerous lakes and wetlands of many shapes and sizes, which make it a unique ecosystem that fulfils an important function in the overall water cycle of the basins.

High altitude lakes of Himalaya. WWF-Nepal High Altitude Wetlands Project – A Retrospective 1 FOREWORD The High Altitude Wetlands Projects Retrospective aims to document WWF-Nepal’s project experiences and program learning; to review results and lessons learned and to ensure that a wide audience will benefi t from and have access to the projects’ initiatives and knowledge.

Hemis National Park (or Hemis High Altitude National Park) is a high altitude national park in the eastern region of Ladakh. World famous for being the best place to see the snow leopard in the wild, it is believed to have the highest density of snow leopards of any protected area in the world.

Ladakh means the land of high passes. The mountain ranges of Ladakh, with 16, to 23, feet high peaks, were formed over a period of 45 million years by the folding of the Indian plate into the more stationary Eurasian plate.

Ladakh lies in the state of Jammu and Kashmir, the northern-most state of. WWF-India Project has established a field office at Korzok on the northwest shore of Tso Moriri for ‘Conservation of High Altitude Wetlands in Ladakh Region’ to carry out surveys, interact with tourists, tour guides, act as information centre and conduct education awareness programmes for locals, tourists etc.

The influence of hydrology and glaciology on wetlands in the Himalayas The Himalayan vegetation along horizontal and vertical gradients Assessing the evidence for changes in vegetation phenology in high altitude wetlands of Ladakh (–) Part III. During this tour you have two days of hiking at Tsokar & Tsomoriri lakes at an altitude of around mts.

The high-altitude wetlands in Ladakh are mainly found in the Changthang region between 4, metres and 5, metres from sea level, situated in the south-eastern side.

One of the three high altitude salt lakes in Leh Ladakh, the Tso Kar lake is situated in the Rupshu valley of the Trans-Himalayan region. Due to high amount of salt deposits scattered all over its shore, it is also called as White Lake of India.

The stupendous road journeys to Ladakh from Manali and Kashmir, with entire sections on those two regions: The major monasteries or gompas that are the repositories of Ladakh’s religious culture: The amazing regions of Zanskar and Nubra, and the high altitude Pangong and Tso-moriri lakes.

The high slopes of Ladakh has a great diversity of animal and birds, breed at high altitude wetlands and mountains. Flora and fauna of Leh Ladakh has a great diversity, species of birds and big land animals such as wild Yak,Ibex,Tibetan wild ass and the Predators found in Ladakh region are Snow leopard, Brown bear, Wolf and Lynx.

Oct 07,  · J&K, Ladakh to get new state bird, animal after Oct 31 State and Union Territory of India has a unique group of symbols like State animal and bird. These symbols have been chosen from unique flora and fauna and they depict a certain virtue that is distinctive characteristic of the State or.

Bhagajang – A High-Altitude Wetland In Tawang Sandhya Sekar writes about a serene, high-altitude wetland in Arunachal Pradesh, where she met with field biologists working to protect this Eastern Himalaya biodiversity hotspot. Photo: Jaya Upadhyay. In the Bhagajang wetland complex of Arunachal Pradesh, snow and ice are a way of life for most of the year.

Areas of encounter: It can be met with throughout Ladakh, but particularly around Panikhar and Zuildo, between Hundar and Panamik, up the Indus from south of Leh eastwards to Loma, and further up in the eastern high-altitude wetlands of Hanley, Chushul, Lam Tso in Chumur, Tsomoriri and Tsokar.

33) Common name: Great-crested Grebe Scientific name. Ladakh represents the westernmost extension of the vast Tibetan Plateau, covering an altitude range of 2, to 7, m asl. The mighty Himalayas and the Karakoram demarcate its natural borders towards the south and the north respectively, while the Indus River flows through it.

Located in Jammu and Kashmir, this region is also. Ladakh is a region in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir, which currently extends from the Kunlun mountain range to the main Great Himalayas to the south, inhabited by Indo-Aruïs people and Tibetan descent.

It is one of the least populated regi. Jul 11,  · It won’t be exceeding at all how much you describe the beauty of Tso Moriri in Ladakh, a highly protected lake in Changthang Region and a significant portion of Tso Moriri Wetland Conservation Reserve.

It is the largest of all high altitude lakes in India especially in Ladakh and is located at an altitude of meters above the sea level. Get this from a library. Bird migration across the Himalayas: wetland functioning amidst mountains and glaciers.

[H H T Prins; Tsewang Namgail;] -- BIrds migrating across the Himalayan region fly over the highest heights in the world, facing immense physiological and climatic challenges. The authors show the different strategies diverse species.

Author information: (1)Ladakh Heart Foundation, Leh Ladakh, India. [email protected] Ladakh is a sparsely populated area of Indian Himalaya lying at m altitude mainly consisting of arid desert. This paper will discuss high altitude health problems in Ladakh under the following headings.

hamptonsbeachouse.com by: Besides, the backdrop of dramatic mountains, crystal blue lakes and clear sky creates a picture perfect frame for wildlife photography.

Ladakh is home to species of birds which are often seen in high-altitude wetlands like Lake Tsomoriri. The intention of setting up the check-post by WWF-India is to conserve High Altitude Wetlands in the Ladakh region, interact with locals, tour guides and tourists, carry out surveys, act as an information centre and conduct education awareness programmes for tourists and locals to make them more aware about the conservation of the reserve/5(71).

Whenever I saw images of Ladakh, they conjured up for me a land of stark mountain ranges, serene high-altitude lakes, and blue skies contrasting with cold desert landscapes.

When I finally did my bucket list trip in MayI found my imagination was not far from the truth. I had no desire to land. Ladakh: Land of High Passes Situated at an average altitude of over 11, feet Ladakh (literally- 'land of high passes'), nestling in the Himalayas, is a place like no other.

A high altitude cold desert, its dramatic landscape is the closest most of us will ever get to the moon. Aug 18,  · Currently there is no precise definition available in the scientific literature for the term high altitude wetlands (HAWs), however Chatterjee et al.

() describe HAWs as “areas of swamp, marsh. Vegetation is extremely sparse in Ladakh except along streambeds and wetlands, on high slopes, and irrigated places. About plant species, including crops, were reported from Ladakh. The plant Ladakiella klimesii, growing up to m a.s.l., was first described here and named after this region.

An exception to this are the birds, many of which migrate from the warmer parts of India to spend the summer in Ladakh. For such an arid area, Ladakh has a great diversity of birds — a total of species have been recorded (Including 30 species not seen since ).

Many of these birds reside or breed at high-altitude wetlands such as Tso. High altitude lake tour, tsokar lake tour, high altitude lake safari, lakes of ladakh, leh to pangong lake, leh to nubra valley, ladakh lake tour. This authoritatively written book is the first to study Ladakh, the celebrated last outpost of Tibetan civilization.

Janet Rizvi shows how Buddhism and Islam met at this high-altitude crossroads to form a unique culture, and discusses the region's history, rich oral tradition, economy, literature, and artifacts/5.

Ladakh is the highest altitude plateau region in India (much of it being over 3, m), incorporating parts of the Himalayan and Karakoram mountain ranges and the upper Indus River valley. Historically populated by the Ladakhi people, continued immigration and preferential treatment to Kashmiris by the J&K government have led to demographic changes in the Ladakh region.

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Bird migration across the Himalayas: wetland functioning amidst mountains and glaciers. [H H T Prins; Tsewang Namgail;] -- The first reference to demonstrate how birds survive the high-altitude Central Asian Flyway and the threats to this unique migration.

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