Incentives for Ecosystem Services (IES) in the Himalayas: A ‘Cookbook’ for Emerging IES Practitioners in the Region

District Forest Office of Kaski, Makawanpur and Kavre, Nepal District Development Committee Makwanpur Dhulikhel Municipality Dhulikhel Water Supply Management Committee Rupataal Management Committee, Kaski Kair Khola Community Forest User Group, Chitwan. Individuals: Bishwa Nath Oli, Secretary, Ministry of Population and Environment Resham Bahadur Dangi, (former) Joint Secretary, Ministry of Forests and Soil Conservation Prem Narayan Kandel, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Forests and Soil Conservation Maheshwar Dhakal, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Forests and Soil Conservation Narendra Bahadur Chand, Undersecretary, REDD Implementation Center Shree Prasad Baral, Undersecretary, Department of Forests Ishwari Paudel, Undersecretary, Department of Forests Yadav Uprety, RECAST/Tribhuvan University Rajesh Rai, South Asian Network for Development and Environmental Economics (SANDEE) Li Zhouqing, Yunnan Institute of Environment Science, China Rabindra Karki, Department of National Parks and Wildlife Conservation Rit Narayan Shrestha, Dhulikhel Water Supply Committee Leknath Dhakal, Rupa Lake Restoration and Fisheries Cooperatives Indra Paudel, Local Initiatives for Biodiversity, Research and Development (LI-BIRD) Wu Ning, International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD)

Editors: Trista Patterson, GRID-Arendal Laxmi Dutt Bhatta, ICIMOD Björn Alfthan, GRID-Arendal Nand Kishor Agrawal, ICIMOD,

Deepa Basnet, ICIMOD Eklabya Sharma, ICIMOD Bob van Oort, CICERO

Recommended citation: Patterson, T., Bhatta, L.D., Alfthan, B., Agrawal, N. K., Basnet, D., Sharma, E., and van Oort, B. (2017). Incentives for Ecosystem Services (IES) in the Himalayas; A ‘Cookbook’ for Emerging IES Practitioners in the Region . ICIMOD, GRID- Arendal and CICERO.

ISBN: 978-92-9115-556-9 (print) ISBN: 978-92-9115-557-6 (electronic)

Disclaimer This publication is part of the Himalayan Climate Change Adaptation Programme (HICAP). HICAP is implemented jointly by the International Center for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), the Center for International Climate Research (CICERO) and GRID-Arendal in collaboration with local partners and is funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Norway and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA). ICIMOD gratefully acknowledges the support of its core donors (the governments of Afghanistan, Australia, Austria, Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Norway, Pakistan, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom), with ICIMOD core funds having been used to partially support this publication. The views and interpretations in this publication are those of the author(s). They are not attributable to ICIMOD, GRID- Arendal or CICERO and do not imply the expression of any opinion concerning the legal status of any country, territory, city or area of authority, or concerning the delimitation of frontiers or boundaries, or the endorsement of any product. Acknowledgements We would like to kindly acknowledge Ieva Rucevska for proposing the idea of a Cookbook publication. We gratefully acknowledge the support we received from various institutions and individuals. Institutions: Ministry of Forests and Soil Conservation, Government of Nepal Department of National Parks and Wildlife Conservation (DNPWC), Government of Nepal

Dhrupad Chaudhary, ICIMOD Shahriar M Wahid, ICIMOD Iris Leikanger, ICIMOD Krisha Shrestha, ICIMOD Utsav Maden, ICIMOD Bhaskar Karky, ICIMOD Golam Rasul, ICIMOD Madhav Dhakal , ICIMOD

Individuals who contributed the cases: Rajan Kotru (case from Himachal, India), Babar Khan and Anila Ajmal (case on community-based trophy hunting, Pakistan), Muhammad Ismail (case on participatory watershed management, Pakistan), and Yang Shuo (case from China), all other cases from Trista Patterson, Laxmi Dutt Bhatta and Deepa Basnet. Koen Kieft assisted in editing the cases.

Cartography: Nieves Izquierdo/Cartografare il Presente


Incentives for Ecosystem Services (IES) in the Himalayas

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