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Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment in Snow Leopard Habitat: Gateway Communities in North Sikkim

A climate vulnerability assessment for the Asia High Mountains Project region of North Sikkim, India. The vulnerability assessment focuses on the upper catchments of the Teesta River basin around the villages of Lachen and Lachung, which are the gateway communities to snow leopard habitat in this region. This assessment identifies drivers of vulnerability, prioritizes the most vulnerable systems for action, and proposes initial actions to reduce their vulnerability or enhance their resilience to the impacts of climate change. (62 page Technical Report)