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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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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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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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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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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27.07.2016

Promoting the mountain agenda at the UN

Promoting the mountain agenda at the UN

Mountain Partnership (MP) members, with support from the MP Secretariat, campaigned for implementing the Sustainable Development Goals in mountain areas, ahead of and during the United Nations High-level Political Forum (HLPF) on Sustainable Development on 18-20 July in New York, USA.

The HLPF, organized under the auspices of the Economic and...

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26.07.2016

Call for case studies on mountain culture

Call for case studies on mountain culture

Your case studies are invited for the factsheets currently being created by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the Mountain Partnership Secretariat (MPS) for International Mountain Day (IMD), which will take place on 11 December 2016. “Mountain Cultures: celebrating diversity and strengthening identity” is the theme chosen for this year’s...

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