Climate, Human and Wildlife in Upper Mustang

Annapurna Conservation Area (ACA) lies in North western part of Nepal. This region is considered as one of the most tourist places of Nepal and has been helping to lift of the livelihood of many people. Whereas, ACA region is also considered as one of the most vulnerable regions to climate change in Nepal.

Greenhood Nepal did a pilot research on this area to assess the extent of climate change, human and wildlife interactions and explore the adaptation strategies of local communities and wildlife. This study found that the temperature of this region has been increasing by 0.060C per year whereas precipitation has been decreasing by 2.24 mm. This research found that climate change has been impacting local people and wildlife movement. People whose livelihood was dependent on water sources were most impacted. Local people of ACA were found to be applying different adaptation techniques to minimize the vulnerability of climate change.