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The Fragile Mountain

Language: English

The fragile landscapes of the Himalayan region are highly susceptible to natural hazards, and there is ongoing concern about current and potential climate change impacts. This film shows how --as the IPCS article "The Fragile Himalayan Ecology" puts it-- "due to population growth, [and] industrial and commercial activity, the fragile ecology is under a great stress. The common threats are deforestation, soil erosion and pressure on restricted land.(....) The trees once cut lead to soil erosion and landslides. This loss in tree cover reduces local rain. Massive blasting and road construction if not properly done leads to further destabilisation of soil. The Ganga - Brahmaputra basin deposits three billion tons of silt a year. This is a highest figure in the world. This leads to overflowing of rivers from top of the banks and increased flooding in the lower basin."

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Place/region: Himalayas, India, Nepal, Asia
Type: Documentary
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Publisher: Nouvelles oubliées
Coproducer/sponsor: UNESCO
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Rights: Nouvelles oubliées; UNESCO

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Original: BVU
Location: F-S.314
UMVS reference: STVO.288
Studio TV ref.: O.288
Rights holder: Nouvelles oubliées