Traditional knowledge

Tassili n’Ajjer is a mountain range in the Sahara Desert, famous as one of the best examples of prehistoric cave art in the world. The area where Tassili n’Ajjer is situated had a different climate when the rock paintings were created, with regular rainfall and vegetation.

Long before the advent of digital repositories, human knowledge was hosted as rock paintings or engravings in mountain caves.

Some cave artists clearly understood both the anatomy of the animals they depicted and their principles of motion, the result of intense observation. Rock art was  thought-provoking, and the thoughts it provoked provided the impetus for men and women to lay the foundations of theories of life and the universe.

 

8th International Meeting of Rural Andean Peoples

8th International Meeting of Rural Andean Peoples

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The eighth International Meeting of Rural Andean Peoples will be held in San Pedro De Atacama, Chile on 12-15 October 2017. Organized by the village of Lickanantay, Red de Agroindustria Rural del Perú (REDAR Perú), the Programme for the Development of Rural Agricultural Production of the Peruvian Ministry...

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1st West African Mountain Forum

1st West African Mountain Forum

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West Africa is a sub-region that has an abundance of ecosystems, including - among others - mountains. Although not necessarily impressive in terms of altitude, West African mountains are high in biodiversity, and they play an important role in the overall sustainable development of the sub-region. Many West African communities...

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FAO's Work in Sustainable Mountain Development and Watershed Management—A 2017 Update

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The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) provides an update on its activities related to sustainable mountain development and watershed management in this 2017 platform statement published in Volume 37, Issue 2 (May 2017) of Mountain Research and Development.

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Mountain newspaper wins Energy Globe Award

Mountain newspaper wins Energy Globe Award

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Aiyl Demi, a monthly Kyrgyz-language newspaper designed to serve remote mountain communities, has won the Energy Globe Award in the national category for Kyrgyzstan. Also referred to as the “Oscar of the environment”, the Energy Globe Award was founded in 1999 by Austrian energy pioneer Wolfgang Neumann and is one...

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CinemAmbiente Environmental Film Festival

CinemAmbiente Environmental Film Festival

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Since its inception in 1998, the “CinemAmbiente” Environmental Film Festival has presented some of the best in environmental films. The festival seeks to address the myriad issues related to the environment, including pollution, consumerism, food, waste production and management, genetically modified organisms (GMO), sustainable development and climate change, with a...

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Eradicating poverty in mountains

Eradicating poverty in mountains

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The Russian Academy of Natural Sciences (RANS), a Mountain Partnership member in General Consultative Status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), contributed a written statement on behalf of the Mountain Partnership to the 2017 ECOSOC Integration Segment on 8-10 May 2017. As the theme of...

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