The Mountain Partnership Secretariat (MPS) reflects on its key achievements in promoting sustainable mountain development (SMD) last year in its 2015 annual report. Called “Our Journey in 2015: Mountain Partnership Secretariat Annual Report”, the publication documents the Secretariat’s work in the areas of advocacy, communication and knowledge management, International Mountain...
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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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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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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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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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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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24.06.2016

World Environment Day in mountains of India

World Environment Day in mountains of India

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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22.06.2016

Forest survey – your participation invited

Forest survey – your participation invited

You are invited to take part in a global survey that the FAO Forest and Water Programme has released to take stock of the many variables, indicators and methods being implemented to measure forest-water interactions. The survey was especially designed to receive feedback from researchers, technicians and practitioners who are...

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