High Altitude Ramsar Sites of Nepal

  • Suraj Upadhaya Kathmandu Forestry College, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Lina Chalise Kathmandu Forestry College, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Rajan P Paudel Kathmandu Forestry College, Kathmandu, Nepal
Keywords: Gokyo, Gosaikunda, Phoksundo, Rara, High altitude wetlands

Abstract

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

DOI: 10.3126/init.v3i0.2505

The Initiation Vol.3 2009 p.135-148

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Upadhaya, S., Chalise, L., & Paudel, R. (1). High Altitude Ramsar Sites of Nepal. The Initiation, 3, 135-148. https://doi.org/10.3126/init.v3i0.2505
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