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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

Puerto Rico's first International Mountain Day celebration

Two Puerto Rican organizations are teaming up to host Puerto Rico’s first ever “Dia de Las Montanas”. The Puerto Rico Outdoor Recreation Industry Association and Envision Puerto Rico L3C plan to hold a series of events spanning 8 to 15 December. The celebrations will begin with mountain tours and an official state proclamation, along with [...]

CHINAR celebrates IMD 2019 with a festival

The Central Himalayan Institute for Nature and Applied Research (CHINAR) will celebrate the ecological and cultural heritage of the Indian Himalaya for International Mountain Day 2019. The organization plans to hold a three-day event in Liti village, Bageshwar, Uttarakhand to recognize biodiversity and culture, popularize sustainable mountain tourism and promote the region. They are planning [...]