“Today, mountains and their glaciers are undergoing irreversible transformations resulting from climatic upheavals linked to human action. These are transformations that affect us: the water and energy that we use daily and so many of the foods we eat come from mountains,” says composer and pianist Ludovico Einaudi, new
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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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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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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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27.03.2020

Members’ Voices: Asan Alymkulov, Federation of Organic Development Bio-KG

Members’ Voices: Asan Alymkulov, Federation of Organic Development Bio-KG

My country, Kyrgyzstan, is more than 90 percent mountainous, and nearly half of us live in rural areas. I work closely with these communities and see the struggles of mountain peoples and how hard they work to survive in the face of stalled development and youth outmigration. Kyrgyz people have...

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20.03.2020

Mountains feel the effects of virus pandemic

Mountains feel the effects of virus pandemic

Last week, Nepal announced that it would close all of its Himalayan peaks, including Mount Everest, to tourists as a precautionary measure to combat COVID-19. Nepal is home to 8 of the 14 highest mountains in the world, and normally controls 400 peaks that are open to foreign climbers....

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