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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

VICAM to host celebration of IMD at the Convention of Biological Diversity in Cancun

On 8 December at 10.00-13.00, the NGO VICAM (Vicuñas, Camelids and Environment) will publish the results of its research on the conservation and management of vicuñas in Argentina, during a side event at the CEPA-Fair, taking place during the 13th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention of Biological Diversity (CBD COP [...]

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, [...]