(LEDC) FOLD MOUNTAINS CASE STUDY : THE HIMALAYASLOCATION KEY INFO DANGERS/PROBLEMSThe Himalayas cross six countries – Bhutan, The Himalayan range stretches over a The dangers of the Himalayas areTibet, India, Nepal, Pakistan and distance of 1, 700 miles. The highest peak earthquakes, avalanches, landslides, volcanoAfghanistan. The Himalayas began to form is Mount Everest. eruptions and major floods.when the Indian plate and the Eurasianplate collided.
Advantages Disadvantages Tourism Tourism demand is growing Tourism causes soil erosion, litter - Trekking, river rafting, skiing, explosively and adding to and pollution to increase. rock climbing and mountaineering international trade. It also hasHuman Uses - cold deserts of Lahaul, green poverty reduction potential and pastures of Uttaranchal and exhibits economic growth. mountains of Nepal. Industry Industry creates job opportunities Industry can pollute the -processing food grains, making and helps with economic growth and environment. vegetable oil, refining sugar and social growth brewing beer. Farming Farming is the way of life of many Farming that is done on the steep - rice, corn, wheat, millet, barley locals and provides food and income. slopes of the Himalayas can lead and buckwheat to erosion and landslides. - Tarai plain and the valleys of the Middle Himalayas. Settlement People have settled in the Himalayas Due to extreme climate, low for ages, and for the tribes that live accessibility and steep slopes, there, it is ancestral land. electricity, communication and transportation is limited. HEP Provides electricity in cities some Building of dams cause flooding in - prime spot for generation of distance away and as a power source low-lying areas, destroys wildlife HEP due to plentiful supply of for local industries. and settlements.