To mark International Mountain Day, the Mountain Partnership (MP) will celebrate by attending several events all over the world on 11 December 2018. This year’s International Mountain Day theme, #MountainsMatter, is a call to action to raise attention to mountains and the role they play for all of us worldwide. A side...
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An image from a spring equinox festival on a mountain in Iran has won the annual International Mountain Day photography competition organized by FAO to heighten awareness of the importance of mountains worldwide.Salar Arkan is the 2018 winner with the entry “Torches” — depicting a ceremonial torch lighting...
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From 26 - 29 November, 18 participants representing 18 different countries participated in “Measuring the Mountain Green Cover Index“ in a capacity building workshop at the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in Rome, Italy. Participants from various technical backgrounds were introduced to the Mountain Green Cover Index and taught how to...
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Slow Food and the Mountain Partnership Secretariat, hosted by FAO, have signed an agreement to improve the livelihoods of mountain people, with special focus on Cordillera's mountain community in the Philippines. The agreement comes ahead of the International Mountain Day - a day celebrated each...
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The Mountain Partnership Secretariat (MPS) in close collaboration with the Global Mountain Biodiversity Assessment (GMBA) has developed a database and an interactive map which connects indigenous mountain communities and the mountain range they inhabit. The scope of this project is to raise awareness about indigenous mountain peoples...
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15.02.2019

Mountain communities stress the importance of biocultural heritage for global food security

Mountain communities stress the importance of biocultural heritage for global food security

Ahead of an intergovernmental forum on biodiversity and food security, the International Network of Mountain Indigenous Peoples has published a report highlighting the importance of biodiversity and indigenous knowledge for climate adaptation. A new report from the International Network of Mountain Indigenous Peoples (INMIP) flags the growing impacts of...

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07.02.2019

Temperature rise could melt glaciers in Hindu Kush Himalaya

Temperature rise could melt glaciers in Hindu Kush Himalaya

The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) have released the findings of the new study called ‘The Hindu Kush Himalaya Assessment’, suggesting that the region’s glaciers could shrink by half because of climate change.

The Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH) region is known as the world’s “Third Pole” for...

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