SECURE Himalaya Project – Government of India Scheme to Protect Environment.
SECURE stands for SEcuring livelihoods, Conservation, sustainable Use and Restoration of high range Himalayan Ecosystems. To ensure conservation of locally and globally significant biodiversity, land and forest resources in the high Himalayan ecosystem, while enhancing the lives and livelihoods of local communities, The Government of India and United Nations Development Programme, with support from the Global Environment Facility has developed a programme called SECURE.
- Conservation of key biodiversity areas and their effective management to secure long-term ecosystem resilience, habitat connectivity and conservation of snow leopard and other endangered species and their habitats.
- Securing sustainable community livelihoods and natural resource management in high range Himalayan ecosystems
- Enhancing enforcement, monitoring and cooperation to reduce wildlife crime and related threats
- Knowledge, advocacy, communication and information systems established
PROJECT IMPLEMENTATION IN OTHER SPECIFIC LANDSCAPES
Kanchenjunga – Upper Teesta Valley in Sikkim
Gangotri – Govind and Darma – Byans Valley in Pithoragarh in Uttarakhand
Lahaul – Pangi and Kinnaur in Himachal Pradesh
Changthang – Jammu and Kashmir
EXTERNAL REFERECE : UNITED NATION DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME, INDIA