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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

Northwest Territories, Canada highlights the Caribou Fence Project on IMD

In light of International Mountain Day, the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre organized the event “Drones and Tree Rings: Studying the Moose Horn Pass Caribou Fence in the Mackenzie Mountains” on 15 December in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada. Tom Andrews, territorial archaeologist from the Department of Education, Culture and Employment, and Jurjen van der [...]

Romania celebrates IMD at national level

International Mountain Day was celebrated at national level in Romania on 11 December. The Romanian Mountain Forum, in cooperation with several Romanian mountain organizations and local governments, organized the 12th Scientific and Informal Conference on the IMD theme ”Mountain Cultures”. Held at the Centre of Mountain Economy in Vatra Dornei, Suceava County, the celebration was [...]