The Himalayas

by Izzy and Sarah

Native Species

  • Snow Leapord (threatened)
  • Giant Panda (endangered)
  • Yak (endangered)
  • Pika (thriving)

India

Location, Location, Location


  • India is a developing nation, known for many poor communities and bad sanitation.
  • Population: 1.25 billion as of 2013

Threats

  • fuel-wood and fodder concentration
  • over 75% of the original habitat is degraded or destroyed
  • Invasion: Himalayan blackberry from Asia

Conservation


  • Climate Summit for a Living Himalayas in Bhutan evolved a consensus-based mitigation effort primarily for the eastern part.
  • Currently initiatives are under way to begin educational programs in school.
  • There are no protective laws.