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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

Central Himalayan Institute for Nature and Applied Research organizing 2018 IMD celebration

The Central Himalayan Institute for Nature and Applied Research (CHINAR) will celebrate International Mountain Day in Uttarakhand, India. The two-day event will focus on the 2018 theme "#MountainsMatter". The main activities will comprise nature walks, bird watching, camping and mountain biking along with awareness raising of mountain issues. There will also be a fair of [...]

International Mountain Day 2017 celebrated in Uttar Pradesh, India

The Centre for Environment Education (CEE Himalaya) celebrated International Mountain Day in Ghaghara Ghat, Uttar Pradesh, India on 27 December 2017. Activities focused on disaster risk reduction and environmental protection as well as improving the livelihoods of the people affected by the Ghaghara River floods. The importance of mountains and the interactions between highlands and [...]