In this region almost all wildlife trade is illegal and unsustainable, driven by voracious consumer demand.
Nearly 400 new species have been discovered in the Eastern Himalayas between 1998 and 2008 – averaging 35 new species found each year for the last 10 years.
In the Eastern Himalayas, the North Bank Landscape’s lush evergreen forests and grasslands are home to a wide array of species including the Asian elephant, greater one-horned rhino and Bengal tiger.
In the Eastern Himalayas, fragrant forests, elusive snow leopards and unique peoples coexist in the lap of the world’s highest mountains, in a place we call the Sacred Himalayan Landscape.
A snapshot on WWF’s work in the region to wild species and spaces, empowering communities to protect sacred lands.
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