From the latest newsletter by the Himalayan Advocacy Center. To be in the know about our community space + library for protecting the Himalayas located in scenic Dharamshala, India, subscribe here.
Central Asian Flyway - a path used by birds migrating from the Arctic to the Maldives through Central Asia and India. The flyway action plan was discussed in the latest Convention on Migratory Species meeting last week and member countries including Armenia, Bangladesh, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Kuwait, Mongolia, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and India decided to formalize an action plan for conserving conservation of migratory birds and their habitats falling on the highway.
As an organization interested in the third pole, our automatic response to these developments was the links such plans create between polar regions of the planet - through words in plans, press releases, news reports and convention texts. This is especially important for our part of the world where regional international environmental agreements are super rare.
Today, let’s talk about cyclones, ancient trade routes and the recent clashes in the Indian state of Manipur.
Thanks @UtkarshJain for bringing this up. Mocha cyclone has left a very huge impact currently in Myanmar across Rakhine, Chin, Magway, Sagaing and Kachin. 1.6 million people have suffered consequences which include heavy damage to their shelter, school and hospital, water system disruption, telecommunication problem etc. There are currently many humanitarian responses in the area to support the communities. HERE are some major updates.
Thank you for sharing more about the situation @ThinThinHtet. I recently met some people from Chin who have settled in Delhi and relished the food - Shankhaosuey and some Myanmar style donuts. Planning to go meet and spend time with fellow Rohingya people that live here soon. An organization called Bosco is putting lots of efforts to take care of the Chin community here. My prayers are with the people of this beautiful land and neighbour to India.
New edition out: Recently, we began exploring the possibility of stocking some physical prints of our publications and the entire thought + execution process was, well, dauntingly illuminating - and so we decided to share it with you all (since a big part of this newsletter has been to share snippets of our journey as a nonprofit).