The Himalaya support nearly half of humanity “Him” means snow
“alaya” means mountain. The mountains of snow have also been called the third
pole, since they are the third largest body of snow on our planet after the
Antarctic and Arctic. Over the last year, Navdanya / Research Foundation teams
have worked with local communities in Uttarakhand and Ladakh to assess the
impact of climate change on their ecosystems and economies and to evolve
participatory plans for climate change adaptation.