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International Mountain Day
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The United Nations General Assembly designated 11 December “International Mountain Day”. As of 2003, it has been observed every year to create awareness about the importance of mountains to life, to highlight the opportunities and constraints in mountain development and to build alliances that will bring positive change to mountain peoples and environments around the world.

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International Mountain Day in the news

Oikos organizes a "Carnaval por las Montañas"

The "Carnaval por las Montañas 2018" will be taking place in Peru this year for IMD. It will include several activities that hope to promote interest in the conservation, culture and life of the Andes mountains. One of the many events will include a photo contest, “Desde La Cima” that will be displaying mountain-related photos.  

The Himalayan Forest Research Institute, Shimla celebrates IMD 2018

The Himalayan Forest Research Institute (HFRI), Shimla will celebrate International Mountain Day, 2018 on 11 December, 2018 at its campus in Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India. An eminent person, who has vast experience and contributed immensely on mountain issues in general and Himachal Himalaya will be invited to deliver key note address on the 2018 theme [...]