From the lush green valleys of North Wales to the alluring, vibrant Black Forest to sun-kissed Tenerife and the imposing might of Mount Kazbek, the International Mountaineering and Climbing Federation (UIAA) Respect the Mountains Series, supported by KEEN, encompasses some of Europe’s most loved outdoor regions. Areas that...
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Send us your mountain photos. We are seeking pictures that show local mountain culture. You could submit portraits of mountain peoples or spontaneous shots of individuals engaging in traditional activities, festivals or everyday mountain life. The photographs will be used to promote International Mountain Day (IMD), which is 11 December. The...
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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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The Platform of Civil Society Organization for the Safeguard of Mountains (PSM) began a newsletter for green actors in seven countries of West Africa. PSM is a platform for the stability of mountains and the wellbeing of mountain communities in West Africa and includes some Mountain Partnership members. With the release...
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Alongside small mountain producers in Bolivia and Slow Food agronomists, Alessia Vita, Programme Expert/Economist at the Mountain Partnership Secretariat, developed a strategy on 29 May – 1 June 2016 to improve the value chain of selected quality products with market potential to enhance the producers’ income and livelihoods. She...
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Stretching over 12 states - Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarkhand, Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Tripura and the hilly districts of Assam and West Bengal, the Indian Himalayan Region (IHR) is home to incredible diversity of flora and fauna. But this diversity is under serious threat due...
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25.07.2016

Yachay Wasi re-visits Andean lakes projects

Yachay Wasi re-visits Andean lakes projects

Vice President and Co-Founder of Yachay Wasi and main representative to the United Nations (UN) Marie-Danielle Samuel re-visited Acopia, Peru, in June 2016, returning to the site of several Yachay Wasi projects. She said:

“I returned to Cuzco, Peru and, with the President of Yachay Wasi, I re-visited the Circuit...

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22.07.2016

Alysh Dan: a mountain apricot community

Alysh Dan: a mountain apricot community

The Farmer Cooperative ‘Alysh Dan’ was established in 2008 and is currently comprised of 1 200 members, including 63 households of bio-farmers. The cooperative produces organic products for domestic and export markets. Alysh Dan is located in the mountain village Kara-Bak, in the Batken region in southern Kyrgyzstan....

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