Traditional knowledge

Tassili n’Ajjer is a mountain range in the Sahara Desert, famous as one of the best examples of prehistoric cave art in the world. The area where Tassili n’Ajjer is situated had a different climate when the rock paintings were created, with regular rainfall and vegetation.

Long before the advent of digital repositories, human knowledge was hosted as rock paintings or engravings in mountain caves.

Some cave artists clearly understood both the anatomy of the animals they depicted and their principles of motion, the result of intense observation. Rock art was  thought-provoking, and the thoughts it provoked provided the impetus for men and women to lay the foundations of theories of life and the universe.

 

Fifth Global Meeting of the Mountain Partnership

Fifth Global Meeting of the Mountain Partnership

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The Fifth Global Meeting of the Mountain Partnership (MP) was to take place 21-22 October 2016 in Mbale, Uganda, but has been postponed to 2017. The new date and venue are to be determined.

This Global Meeting will provide members with an opportunity to discuss delivering on the Sustainable Development Goals,...

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Promoting the mountain agenda at the UN

Promoting the mountain agenda at the UN

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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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Alysh Dan: a mountain apricot community

Alysh Dan: a mountain apricot community

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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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New ICIMOD publications about yaks

New ICIMOD publications about yaks

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The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), based in Kathmandu, Nepal, announces the release of several new publications on its online library, HimalDoc. The publications span a range of topics, including value chain development in the Hindu Kush Himalayas, the impact of Nepal’s 2015 Gorkha earthquake, water conservation...

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MiratecArts announces mountain photo contest

MiratecArts announces mountain photo contest

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Mountain Pico Festival is an arts celebration hosted by MiratecArts taking place in January 2017 on the mountain island of Pico, Azores, Portugal. Programming is subject to the mountain theme "Portugal´s Highest Peaks". Any organization wishing to participate with an artistic project, please contact montanhapicofestival@gmail.com as soon...

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Journalists blog about their Alpine tour

Journalists blog about their Alpine tour

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The first blog entries of the journalists who participated in the Permanent Secretariat of the Alpine Convention’s ‘We are Alps’ tour are now online. On 29 June - 5 July 2016, ten journalists crossed the Alps with the aim of raising awareness on the challenges and opportunities of...

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