High Altitude Ramsar Sites of Nepal
Keywords:Gokyo, Gosaikunda, Phoksundo, Rara, High altitude wetlands
Nepal, signing in Ramsar Convention, has shown its willingness and commitment to wetland conservation. Himalayan wetlands are increasingly on limelight due to its vulnerability to Glacier lake outburst (GLOF), one of so called consequences of climate change. This article is a compilation of fact sheets about four high altitude Ramsar sites of Nepal: Gokyo and associated wetlands, Gosaikunda and associated wetlands, Phoksundo Lake and Rara lake.
Key Words: Gokyo, Gosaikunda, Phoksundo, Rara, High altitude wetlands
The Initiation Vol.3 2009 p.135-148