The SECURE Himalaya Project

The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC), Government of India along with UNDP is implementing SECURE Himalaya, a GEF funded project in the Union Territory Administration of Ladakh and states of Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Sikkim.

SECURE Himalaya

The project aims to augment Government of India’s efforts for conservation of the snow leopard and its habitat by developing and implementing a landscape-based approach for high-altitude Himalayan ecosystems, and address key issues of habitat degradation, threatened livelihoods and illegal trade in wildlife. Significantly, the project draws upon and strengthens the MoEF&CC’s landscape based conservation approach, the Project Snow Leopard (PSL).

It also contributes to the Global Snow Leopard Ecosystem Protection
Program (GSLEP), a joint initiative of 12 range country governments,
international agencies, civil society, and the private sector.

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Ladakh

Changthang Plateau in the Upper Indus Landscape in the Biogeographic Province (Eastern Ladakh)

Himachal Pradesh

Lahaul-Pangi landscape in the upper Chandrabhaga (Chenab) and Kinnaur, in the Sutlej catchments.

Uttarakhand

Gangotri - Govind, in the upper catchments of the rivers Ganga and Yamuna.

Sikkim

Khangchendzonga National Park to the upper catchment of Teesta and the Tso Lhamu plateau.

How is it being implemented?

The project aims at implementation of four
inter-related and mutually complementary
components.

Conserving Biodiversity

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.

Diversifying Livelihoods

Securing sustainable community livelihoods and natural resource management in high range Himalayan ecosystems.

Preventing Wildlife Crime

Enhancing enforcement, monitoring and cooperation to reduce wildlife crime and related threats.

Building Knowledge

Knowledge, advocacy, communication and information systems established.

Budget

GEF Contribution: US$ 11.5 million
Co-financing: US$ 60.8 million

Implementing partners

Ministry of Environment, Forest an Climate Change, Union Territory Administration of Ladakh and State Governments of Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Sikkim

Project Start Year - 2017

Estimated End Year: 2024

Focus Area: Conservation, sustainable livelihoods, curbing illegal trade in wildlife and knowledge management.

Project office: UNDP in India

Implementing partner: Ministry of Environment Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC), Government of India; Union Territory Administration of Ladakh, State Governments of Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Sikkim.

How is it being implemented?

The project aims at implementation of four inter-related and mutually complementary components.

Conserving Biodiversity

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Preventing Wildlife Crime

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Diversifying Livelihoods

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Building knowledge

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Key Information

GEF Contribution

US$ 11.5 M

Co-Financing

US$ 60.8 M

Project Start Year

2017

Project End Year

2024

Project Office

UNDP, India

Implementing Partner

Ministry of Environment Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC), Government of India; Union Territory Administration of Ladakh, State Governments of Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Sikkim.

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