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A special calendar marks International Mountain Day 2018

13/12/2018
A calendar released by the Nilgriri Documentation Center (NDC) in Udhagamandalam marked International Mountain Day. The honorary director of the NDC hopes that the occasion will bring awareness to the protection of ecology and biodiversity of the Nilgiris as well as all the Western Ghats. 

#MountainsMatter shared internationally on IMD

13/12/2018
International Mountain Day 2018 was covered by several media outlets this year. See all the news coverage below: Thomson Reuters Foundation: Extreme weather menacing lives, livelihoods of mountain people El Pais: El clima extremo amenaza la vida y el sustento de la gente de montana Repubblica: I cambiamenti climatici minacciano la vita nelle montagne: #MountainsMatter Photo Credit: ©Sergey/FAO  

ICIMOD announces the winners of several awards on IMD

12/12/2018
The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) announces the winners of the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) for Mountain Development Award each year on the occasion of International Mountain Day to honour achievements in ICT-enabled innovations and practices that promote environmental sustainability and mountain development in the Hindu Kush Himalaya. Kathmandu Living Labs, Nepal and National Biodiversity Centre, Bhutan were awarded. The ICIMOD Mountain Film Award 2018 was also announced. "An Uncertain Winter,"directed by Munmun Dhalaria was awarded.

Ministerio del Poder Popular para el Ecosocialismo celebrates in Venezuela

11/12/2018
Ministerio del Poder Popular para el Ecosocialismo has organized a four-day event to celebrate IMD in Los Andes, Venezuela. Activities include several workshops, mountain excursions and community reforestation activities. 

IMD celebration at COP24

10/12/2018
There will be a IMD side event on "Mountain adaptation: Vulnerable peaks and people" at UNFCCC COP24 in Katowice, Poland. The event will be organized by UN Austria, the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), the Permanent Secretariat of the Alpine Convention (PSAC), Consorcio para el Desarrollo Sostenible de la Ecorregión Andina (CONDESAN) and Albania. The high-level event will gather representatives of mountain regions from across the world and feature the launch of two reports including the global state of mountain [...]

L'Association Assirem Gouraya will celebrate IMD by replanting 300 trees

10/12/2018
L'Association Assirem Gouraya will be celebrating the "la 7éme édition du festival national de la Montagne in la Wilaya de Bejaia, Algeria. The five day festival will include a reforestation activity of 300 trees, exhibitions of aritisinal products and an organized hike in Gouraya National Park. Approxinately 500 participants are expected to attend.        

IISUMOD celebrates IMD with first convention on sustainable mountain development

06/12/2018
IISUMOD, in partnership with the Council for Agricultural Research and Economics (CREA), the World Agricultural Heritage Foundation (WAHF), and the Center for Internal Areas and Apennines (ArIA) of the University of Molise, is organizing the "1st IISUMOD Convention on Sustainable Mountain Development: Strengthening Partnerships, Policies and Practices in the Himalaya and Beyond". The convention will take place in Rome, Italy on 11 December 2018, during International Mountain Day – 2018 with the theme of Mountains Matter. 

#MountainsMatter for energy

05/12/2018
As IMD approaches, the Swiss Federal Institute is running a research project dealing with mountains and energy. It aims to promote the sustainable use of wood as a measure to promote the energy transition in Ukraine. To give local people a voice, a Participatory Video exercise is being conducted in Boryslav, a town located at the foothills of the Ukrainian Carpathians.    

CRYNOSANABRIA raises awareness for IMD 2018

01/12/2018
CRYNOSANABRIA will be organizing an event called "We Love Mountains" with Colegio de Ingenieros de Montes to raise awareness about mountains and the cultural heritage of mountain communities in the Sanabresa region. Activities will include a photography exhibition, a traditional masquerade workshops and educational trainings.  

FAO Costa Rica to observe IMD

16/11/2018
The FAO representation in Costa Rica will celebrate International Mountain Day and the National Day of Protected Zones on November 21. The theme will focus on "mountains are important for water, tourism, disaster risk reduction, indigenous peoples and biodiversity". With this event, FAO Costa Rica aims to raise social awareness of the necessity for the protection of mountains in the framework of a nationwide media and social campaign. 
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