Día Internacional de las Montañas

El IMD alrededor del mundo

IMD tree planting activity in Kenya

Development Training and Research Africa (DETRA-Africa), The Centre for Research in Environment in Kenya and their coorganizers are holding an event centred on mountains’ importance as sources of fresh, clean water and home to biodiversity hotspots – particularly focusing on Mount Kenya and the Mount Kenya Forest. The IMD event will include a lecture on these topics and a tree planting activity.

Greek island takes action for IMD 2019

In light of International Mountain Day, the University of the Mountains will conduct an excursion to the Municipality of Platanias, Crete, Greece, on 10 October. There, they will perform medical examinations on the vulnerable Karanou population, educate primary school children and facilitate an open discussion with mountain peoples about their livelihoods. Monthly excursions to mountainous and remote villages of Crete and the Aegean islands will occur in the future. Photo from The University of Mountains

Peru organizes mountain conference on IMD 2019

The International Symposium "Mountains Our Future" took place in Cusco, Peru, from 10 to 12 December 2019 to celebrate International Mountain Day and the fifth anniversary of the National Institute for Research on Glaciers and Mountain Ecosystems. The symposium's aim was to spread the scientific-technical knowledge regarding mountain ecosystems and tropical glaciers in the context of climate change. The symposium included 22 lectures, about half of which were international; four thematic sessions; 46 posters in a permanent exhibition; and an attendance [...]

2018 International Mountain Day Events

The following events are from International Mountain Day 2018.

ICENECDEV celebrates IMD 2018

The International Centre for Environmental Education and Community Development (ICENECDEV) in collaboration with 10 local partners and 100 students from the Department of Environmental Science at the University of Buea in Cameroon celebrated IMD by by raising awareness of mountain resources to sustainable livelihoods.

UNA-USA and UVU celebrate IMD 2018

Utah Valley University (UVU) celebrated IMD 2018 this past December by attending several events including the "Tackling Climate Change and Building Resilience for Mountain and Rural Communities" side event at the United Nations in New York. The United Nations Association of the United States (UNA-USA) posted a piece about their collaboration with the Utah International Mountain Forum (UIMF) to raise awareness about mountain targets in North America.  Photo by Samuel Elzinga

Virunga Wildlife Clubs celebrates IMD 2018

Virunga Wildlife Clubs organized an awareness campaign to promote environmental information in more than 356 schools. Additionally, to raise awareness for the "MountainsMatter" theme, conferences, workshops, mountain climbing and exhibitions were organized. 

Iran celebrates International Mountain Day

The Mountain Environment Protection Society (MEPS) celebrated International Mountain Day (IMD) in Tehran, Iran.  A "High Mountains in Drylands" conference was organized where various governmental organizations discussed mountain related activities. In the Alborz province, Hashtgerd, approximately 100 participants gathered to watch several performances with traditional costumes and music. 

Sri Lanka celebrates IMD 2018

For the ninth consecutive year, Prabhawa, an environmental organization organized an event in Haputale, Sri Lanka to celebrate International Mountain Day. Sampath Lamahewa, the mayor awarded Prabhawa for its dedicated contribution on environmental conservation activities. Over 100 participants attended the event.

IMD 2018 celebrations in Germany

An event was organized by the Environmental Research Station Schneefernerhaus and the ‘Landratsamt Garmisch-Partenkirchen’ to celebrate IMD 2018 in Germany. The theme for the event was 'Mountains Matter for water'. The event started with a discussion round of local authorities and natural scientists, afterwards Prof. Dr. Michael Rast from the European Space Agency had an excellent speech about the retreat of the alpine glaciers as observed from space. The event ended with a presentation from the EagleWings project, showing pictures of [...]