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International Mountain Day 2016
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Mountain Cultures: celebrating diversity and strengthening identity

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

artsPlace will host a night of tales from the trails

artsPlace Canmore, Banff Mountain Film Festival and Crowfoot Media announce an event combing storytelling and video to showcase the Rocky Mountains in celebration of International Mountain Day in Canmore, Alberta, Canada. The event “Life @ Altitude” will feature the Heart Waters story from father and son team Kevin and Brian Van Tighem, an interview with [...]

University of Perugia organizing a meeting about the Apennines

The University of Perugia will hold the meeting "International Mountain Day: the eco-museums of the Apennines, a resource for the rebirth of our mountains” on 2 December at 9.00-13.00 in Perugia, Italy. The recent earthquakes that severely affected the regions of Lazio, Marche and Umbria have given cause to devote more attention to mountain territories, [...]