The Kailash-Mansarovar landscape, also known as
Kang Rinpoche and Kailasa Parvata, is about to see a positive change. India,
China and Nepal, the countries across which the Kailash’s boundaries are spread, have
chalked out comprehensive conservation and sustainable development plans for the mountain

A draft proposal for regional cooperation framework for
conservation and sustainable development of the Kailash landscape was endorsed by
representatives of the three countries on December 19, at a workshop in Nagarkot, a hill station near
Kathmandu, Nepal.

The framework is expected to facilitate trans-boundary
biodiversity, as well as environmental and cultural conservation through scientific and
technical cooperation, read a media brief issued by International Centre for
Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD).

Enhancing biodiversity and cultural conservation, ecosystem
management, sustainable development and climate change adaptation will be the
primary focus of the framework.

The framework is also expected to facilitate information exchange among
the member countries and help in the development and management of environment-focused knowledge