“Mountain Cultures: celebrating diversity and strengthening identity” is the theme chosen for this year’s celebration of International Mountain Day on 11 December 2016. The concept of traditional heritage, culture and spirituality is intrinsically linked with peoples’ livelihoods in the mountains, where it is often traditional lifestyles that determine...
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Mount Kenya Trust (MKT) is an NGO working to protect and conserve the forest, water and wildlife around Africa’s second highest mountain – Mount Kenya. The Afromontane forests, vast bamboo stands and moorlands host incredible biodiversity including numerous species of IUCN concern such as African Elephant and Mountain...
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For millions of people living in mountainous areas, hunger and the threat of hunger are nothing new. Harsh climates and the difficult, often inaccessible terrain, combined with political and social marginality make mountain peoples vulnerable to food shortages. One in three mountain people in developing countries is facing hunger and malnutrition. This...
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If the moment has arrived to take your sustainability project to the next level, then please note that the application period for the 2016 UIAA Mountain Protection Award (MPA) is now open. Nomination for the much coveted Award, launched by the International Mountaineering and Climbing Federation (UIAA) in...
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Given the regional geographic specificities of Central Andean valleys, the social and environmental impact of dispersed urbanization on smallholder farmers is particularly high in the new urban peripheries of Peruvian mountain cities. Collaborative planning is seen as a promising approach to achieve sustainable use of the remaining agricultural areas.
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Over 30 mountain producers from over ten mountain regions of the world gathered in New Delhi, India for the exhibition “Mountain High! Festival of Peoples and Products”. The 11-day exhibition was held at the Nature Bazaar space, a venue managed by the NGO Dastkar which traditionally promotes traditional crafts, organic...
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28.06.2016

Action called for livestock in mountains

Action called for livestock in mountains

In order to facilitate an open and inclusive platform for dialogue and building consensus on global sustainability issues related to livestock, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), together with partner organizations, held the 6th Multiple-Stakeholder Partnership meeting on 20-23 June in Panama City, Panama. During the meeting, the future of...

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27.06.2016

Mountains at IUCN World Conservation Congress

Mountains at IUCN World Conservation Congress

The World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA) Mountains Group of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) will highlight the value of mountain protected areas at the next IUCN World Conservation Congress in Hawaii, USA, in September 2016. Among the events being planned is a Knowledge Café, called...

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