This year’s theme for International Mountain Day (IMD) 2020 is protecting mountain biodiversity. The year 2020 has been widely termed the “Super Year of Biodiversity”, what the United Nations Environment Programme calls, “a make or break year in which key international meetings will set the tone and agenda for...
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The Mountain Partnership Products (MPP) Initiative has been selected as one of 25 Best Practices out of 1 175 from around the world to be spotlighted at Expo 2020 Dubai’s Global Best Practice Programme. The platform showcases projects that have provided tangible solutions to the world’s biggest...
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The Mountain Partnership and the Global Mountain Biodiversity Assessment have launched the “Tales of Mountain Biodiversity” initiative. The proposal calls for mountain lovers worldwide to submit stories of biodiversity in their mountains. Mountains, as diverse as they are, share one characteristic: they host a spectacular diversity of...
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Women’s organizations in the El Chaco province of Bolivia find success harvesting honey from stingless bees In the mountains of Bolivia’s Serranía del Iñao National Park, at the foot of the Eastern Cordillera, María Méndez carefully harvests honey from stingless bees. She works alongside about 160 women of...
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03.04.2020

GEO-GNOME: Call to register and nominate to working groups

GEO-GNOME: Call to register and nominate to working groups

Established in 2016, the Global Network on Observations and Information in Mountain Environments (GEO-GNOME) is a GEO Work Programme Initiative, jointly co-led by the Mountain Research Initiative (MRI) and the Institute for Atmospheric Sciences and Climate of the National Research Council of Italy (ISAC-CNR). In line with GEO’s...

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02.04.2020

Balipara Foundation connects youth with nature

Balipara Foundation connects youth with nature

The Balipara Foundation is working on nature-based education for local youth through several activities.

During the Assam Valley School’s second Round Square Weekend held in March, the Balipara Foundation participated in a conference titled, “No one is too small to make a change”. Rhea Hussain, Gautam Baruah and...

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