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SCIENCE IN ACTION
Mountain Sentinels brings local knowledge, regional policy and world-class science together to help strengthen mountain communities and sustain mountain ecosystems.
SCIENCE IN ACTION
Mountain Sentinels brings local knowledge, regional policy and world-class science together to help strengthen mountain communities and sustain mountain ecosystems.
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Science in Action

An integrated community and ecosystem-based approach to disaster risk reduction in mountain systems: learning from scientists and practitioners

While a group of mountain interdisciplinary scientists were exploring and discussing mountain paradoxes, the 2015 Earthquakes devastated much of Nepal.  We partnered with practitioners on the ground in Nepal to explore the relationship between the mountain paradoxes and the challenges they create for disaster risk reduction in the mountains.  We also learned from experiences in Nepal – as well as DRR projects in mountains and other areas worldwide – to suggest guidelines for DRR moving forward, with benefits for sustainable development, conservation, and climate change adaptation.  We hope the principles in this paper could guide DRR work and we look forward to partnering with academics and practitioners to advance the knowledge and test these principles on the ground.

You can read the paper here.

Klein, J.A.,C.M. Tucker, A. Nolin, R. Reid, E.T. Yeh, K.A. Hopping, M.S. Pradhan, A. Taber, D. Choudhury, D. Molden, Rucha Ghate, I. Alcántara-Ayala, S. Lavorel, B. Müller, A. Grêt-Regamey, R. Boone, P. Bougeron, E. Castellanos, X. Chen, S.K. Dong, M. Keiler, R. Seidl, K. Yager. 2019. Lessons for Building Resilience to Disasters from the 2015 Nepalese Earthquakes.   Environmental Science & Policy. 94:143-152.

https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1706847114

SCIENCE IN ACTION
Mountain Sentinels brings local knowledge, regional policy and world-class science together to help strengthen mountain communities and sustain mountain ecosystems.
From the Mountains
Science in Action

An integrated community and ecosystem-based approach to disaster risk reduction in mountain systems: learning from scientists and practitioners

While a group of mountain interdisciplinary scientists were exploring and discussing mountain paradoxes, the 2015 Earthquakes devastated much of Nepal.  We partnered with practitioners on the ground in Nepal to explore the relationship between the mountain paradoxes and the challenges they create for disaster risk reduction in the mountains.  We also learned from experiences in Nepal – as well as DRR projects in mountains and other areas worldwide – to suggest guidelines for DRR moving forward, with benefits for sustainable development, conservation, and climate change adaptation.  We hope the principles in this paper could guide DRR work and we look forward to partnering with academics and practitioners to advance the knowledge and test these principles on the ground.

You can read the paper here.

Klein, J.A.,C.M. Tucker, A. Nolin, R. Reid, E.T. Yeh, K.A. Hopping, M.S. Pradhan, A. Taber, D. Choudhury, D. Molden, Rucha Ghate, I. Alcántara-Ayala, S. Lavorel, B. Müller, A. Grêt-Regamey, R. Boone, P. Bougeron, E. Castellanos, X. Chen, S.K. Dong, M. Keiler, R. Seidl, K. Yager. 2019. Lessons for Building Resilience to Disasters from the 2015 Nepalese Earthquakes.   Environmental Science & Policy. 94:143-152.

https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1706847114

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