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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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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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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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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“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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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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30.06.2016

Solar cookers for families in Tajik mountains

Solar cookers for families in Tajik mountains

Thanks to the funds collected by a Norwegian volunteer, nine families, who were affected by the earthquake that struck the Bartang Valley of the Pamir Mountains in Tajikistan in December 2015, received solar parabolic cookers. Little Earth can be proud of its volunteers. Several years ago, a woman from...

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29.06.2016

Call for mountain photographs for IMD

Call for mountain photographs for IMD

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.

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