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.

 

 50th anniversary of American Mount Everest expedition celebrated

50th anniversary of American Mount Everest expedition celebrated

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Issue 57 - Month 5 - Year 2013


 

Our new issue of Peak to Peak reports on a new National Geographic Society book celebrating the 50th anniversary of the first expedition of an American team to successfully reach the summit of Mount...

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Teaching Resource Kit for Mountain Countries (UNESCO)

Teaching Resource Kit for Mountain Countries (UNESCO)

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This environmental education kit for mountain countries is intended for secondary (and late primary) school teachers and their pupils.

Prepared by UNESCO’s Division of Ecological and Earth Sciences under its Man and the Biosphere (MAB) Programme, the kit offers a creative approach to environmental education and is designed to...

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MRD 32.3 on Central Asian Mountain Societies in Transition: Now available in Russian

MRD 32.3 on Central Asian Mountain Societies in Transition: Now available in Russian

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For the first time in the history of Mountain Research and Development, an entire issue has been translated. Translation of Vol 32, No 3 (August 2012) into Russian was made possible and carried out by the University of Central Asia’s Mountain Societies Research Centre, who also served as guest editor...

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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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Mountain Women in a post-Rio+20 world

Mountain Women in a post-Rio+20 world

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Mountain women will come under the spotlight in October as the government of Bhutan holds an international conference on gender and sustainable mountain development.

The conference, Bhutan+10: Gender and Sustainable Mountain Development in a Changing World, is being organized in the context of the Mountain Partnership with key support from the...

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Bolivian President Evo Morales Promotes Quinoa Against Food Crisis

Bolivian President Evo Morales Promotes Quinoa Against Food Crisis

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On Monday, Bolivian President Evo Morales praised the quinoa plant, a neglected mountain crop popular among health-conscious foodies, as a way to help solve the global food crisis. "Faced with the global food crisis, the Andean people have various responses and one of them is quinoa," said Morales during a...

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