Hindu Kush-Himalaya Watersheds Downhill: Landscape Ecology and Conservation Perspectives

A large assemblage of field and landscape photos, combined with eye-witness accounts, presents a 50-year local and wider perspective on the HKH. Also included are advanced digital topics: data sharing, open access, metadata, web portal databases, geographic information systems (GIS) software and mac...

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Bibliographic Details
Other Authors: Regmi, Ganga Ram (Editor), Huettmann, Falk (Editor)
Format: eBook
Published: Cham Springer International Publishing 2020, 2020
Edition:1st ed. 2020
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Collection: Springer eBooks 2005- - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Table of Contents:
  • Hydrodams again: Lost Dolphins, expensive Gharials, cut Fish migration, and energy for non-sustainable mining and societies abroad fueling non-democratric governance and industry
  • Persistent evidence for a dramatic decline in Langurs in Nepal, and likely elsewhere, too
  • SnowLeopards in 2100?- The fate of the great woodpeckers and hornbills in Nepal: No big trees, no life
  • Poaching and illegal Trade of Wildlife: What do the media say for the Nepali-Chinese and Nepali-Indian border?- Looking at Road and Railroad Development Data in the Hindu Kush-Himalaya: Rock-solid impacts created by Globalization, The World Bank and its affiliates, as well as by the Great Himalaya Trail
  • Why do some many Nepalis, medical doctors, CEOs and Hedge Fund Managers get sick or die on Everest (Sagarmatha, Chomolungma) ? A review and indicators that capitalism went awful while searching human dignity and itself
  • Part 5 A fresh look and successful templates for HKH: Business as usual is dead
  • Change of Hindu Kush Himalaya region throughphoto monitoring
  • Paper parks in the Hindu Kush Himalaya region
  • Forestry Management in Nepal: An example and a review of growth & yield
  • Part 2 Concepts, Cultures, Religions and the Mind
  • What it is like to be a land-locked nation: Examples from Nepal and Bhutan
  • Ethnobiology and indigenous regimes in the conservation of species, watersheds, and landscapes: Experiences and evidences from the Hindu Kush-Himalayan nations for a global application
  • Spirituality beats it all: A quick overview, self-organization and great value of (indigenous) religions: 2,000 years later
  • The terror of your mind: Fear, Anxiety, inherent Chaos and Self-doubt in Himalaya expeditions and research
  • Part 3 Real-world Policy, Conservation Management of Wildlife, Habitat, and Biodiversity Data
  • The relevance and role of Mid-elevation for conservation in the Hindu Kush Himalaya: A Nepal example
  • Preface
  • Part 1 Landscapes
  • Mountain Landscapes and Watersheds of the Hindu-Kush Himalaya (HKH) and their Biogeography: A descriptive overview and introduction for 18 nations in the Anthropocene
  • HKH in the global and climate context: Major weather systems, monsoon, Asian Brown Cloud (ABC) and global connections
  • From the mountains and glaciers down to the rivers to the estuaries and oceans: A tale of 18 rivers
  • HKH in the global and marine context: Major estuaries, 2 billion people and global food security
  • A view from space on Poyang Lake: What we can already see and what it means
  • Poyang Lake: A local view downstream from the Hindu Kush Himalaya. The Future of Biodiversity in the Changing Watersheds of Kashmir Himalaya, Pakistan: Conservation Challenges and Opportunities
  • Towards a Landscape Perspective of Diseases in Plants: An Overview and Review of a Critical but Overlooked Ecology Issue in the Hindu Kush-Himalayan Region
  • The forgotten species and their data: Museums in Nepal and examples
  • A rather short story of the GIS data layers in HKH
  • A pollination, insect and IUCN view: Ecological Services matter the most
  • Sarus Cranes and Stork species hotspots from geo-referenced rapid assessments in Lumbini: Holy species and religious attitudes drive entire ecological communities and services for the benefit of a nation
  • Part 4 Very Serious Problems in the HKH nations
  • A ‘global change’ eulogy, sermons and obituaries: Everest, the models, the reality, the governmental mis-behavior, associated institutional terror and the global abuse of the Hindu Kush-Himalaya region
  • The gods are angry: A first-hand account and an experience of the earthquake in hindsight
  • Hydrodams: Death by over 500 cuts and blockages virtually build without Impact Assessment
  • Small and effective NGOs as a role model for bigger success: The Global Primate Network (now ‘Third Pole Conservancy’)
  • When Micro drives the Macro: A fresh look at disease and their massive contributions in the Himalaya
  • What Mining has in stock down river for Mongolia and beyond: A personal assessment of watersheds and rivers
  • Good Citizen Science experience downstream of Everest: The Koshi Birding Club
  • Citizen Science experience: Green Youth Club promoting Cranes in Lumbini region
  • When governments cannot do it anymore and capitalism, neoliberal policies and globalization get imposed without democracy: Self-organization beyond E. Ostrom
  • Quo Vadis the Hindu Kush-Himalaya Realistic Sustainable Development horror scenarios while climate change, human increase and global conservation decay rise further?- Index.
  • Nature and landscape governance in royal times: Experiences from the Shah and Rana regimes in Nepal re-assembled from literature and interview data
  • Urban Ecology in shops and housing: An example of culture, religion and how (nesting) Barn Swallows, House and Tree Swallows create for a lively human-wildlife link at the commercial interface
  • Pallas’s Cat in Annapurna, Nepal: What we know thus far and what is to come
  • Status of otters in Nepal: A link with ancient waterways and people
  • Wildlife Diplomacy and Gifting in the Hindu Kush-Himalaya region: A chronological history and opinion of Nepalese literates
  • Birds of Nepal: their status and conservation especially with regards to watershed perspectives
  • A governance analysis of the snow leopard, its habitat and data: Who owns charismatic animals and who drives and uses the agenda for what?- The Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP): Towards a success story in landscape feature and watershed conservation management