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Transboundary landscape management framework for ecological and socioeconomic resilience

Current land management approaches focus on achieving ecological resilience for natural resources and biological diversity, and socioeconomic resilience for the people who depend on the land for their livelihoods and wellbeing. In the Hindu Kush Himalayan region, landscapes extend across national boundaries and their effective management requires cooperation among the countries sharing the transboundary area, particularly in light of the impacts being experienced from a wide range of drivers of change, including climate change. This paper presents a framework for transboundary landscape management to support the development of ecological and socioeconomic resilience, and describes a mechanism for implementing it. The paper is intended for the use of policy makers, conservation and development practitioners, landscape and protected area managers, and institutions and researchers concerned with regional biodiversity conservation and management in the greater Himalayan region and beyond.