Green economy

Zhangjiajie is a large mountain area in China that is also a UNESCO World Heritage listed  natural park. With souvenir stands at every corner, the vegetation was trampled and the soil was compacted, leading to accelerated environmental degradation. Used by many vendors to wash dishes, the streams became polluted.

The authorities are conducting a major ongoing clean-up, with the removal of  inappropriate infrastructure, hotels, cafés and shops from inside the park, so that the prospects for the flora and fauna in the area - and local people - are considerably brighter than a few years ago.

It is estimated that mountain tourism activities generate US$70-90 billion a year in revenue and account for 15-20  percent of the tourist industry.

Responsible ecotourism largely depends on our behaviour.

Mountain gorilla population grows

Mountain gorilla population grows

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The total world population of mountain gorillas has risen to 880, according to census data released a week ago by the Uganda Wildlife Authority. The critically endangered animals live only in two locations, Bwindi and the Virunga Massif area, which spans parts of Democratic Republic of the Congo, Uganda and...

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World Clean Technology Summit

World Clean Technology Summit

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The World Clean Technology Summit (WCTS) hosted by Pilot International, will be held from 26 to 28 September 2012, in Kampala, Uganda. The Summit will bring together world leaders in renewable energy, exhibitors, investors, scientists and clean technology providers from around the world to engage, interact with each other, exchange...

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Президент Дагестана:"Мы не должны забывать о горной местности"

Президент Дагестана:"Мы не должны забывать о горной местности"

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19 сентября 2012 года. Дагестан. Президент Дагестана Магомедсалам Магомедов встретился с членами Ассоциации «Горные территории Дагестана» в рамках своего рабочего визита в Хунзахский район. В поездке главу республики сопровождали: заместитель председателя правительства РД Ризван Газимагомедов, начальник Управления территориального развития и местного самоуправления президента РД Артур Исрапилов, министр сельского хозяйства РД...

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2nd Global Conference on Agriculture, Food Security and Climate Change: “Hunger for Action”

2nd Global Conference on Agriculture, Food Security and Climate Change: “Hunger for Action”

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The second Global Conference on Agriculture, Food Security and Climate Change, will be held from 3 to 7 September 2012 in Hanoi, Viet Nam. The Conference is co-organized by the Governments of Viet Nam and the Netherlands, in collaboration with other partners, including the World Bank and the Food and...

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Международный конкурс для журналистов "Устойчивое управление земельными ресурсами"

Международный конкурс для журналистов "Устойчивое управление земельными ресурсами"

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Общественная  организация САМР Кухистон, при поддержке международной, благотворительной организации ОКСФАМ (OXFAM) Великобритания, приглашает профессиональных журналистов принять участие в международном конкурсе «Устойчивое управление земельными ресурсами».

Журналисты и редакции, желающие принять участие в творческом состязании, присылают оригиналы опубликованных материалов, аудио- и видеозаписи. Если материал выполнен на другом языке, к нему нужно приложить перевод...

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International competition for journalists "Sustainable Land Management"

International competition for journalists "Sustainable Land Management"

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Non-governmental organization CAMP  Kuhiston, with financial support of the affiliate of Oxfam, UK Association in the Republic of Tajikistan, under its GROW campaign, invites professional journalists to participate in the international competition "Sustainable Land Management".
Journalists and editors who wish to participate in the contest, send the original published material,...

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