The Central Karakorum National Park (CKNP) was declared as national park in 1993. In 2009, CKNP still needed a Management Plan dedicated not only to conservation, but also to meet the needs of the local communities of this area. Therefore, to support an integrated social, economic and environmental development of the area, Ev-K2-CNR, in collaboration with local institutions and international agencies, launched the Karakorum Trust II and the Social, Economic and Environmental Development (SEED) projects.
The objective of the CKNP Management Plan is to improve local communities quality of life and the conservation of environment, architectural and cultural heritage, and enhance the capacity of local communities and institutions to adapt to climate change. This has been done by promoting sustainable development in the Karakorum area through coordination of ongoing efforts and initiatives, strengthening the decision support system and the institutional mechanism for a better management of the Park.