Peak to Peak

International Mountain Day 2011: Mountains and forests, "living together"


Issue 47 - Month 12 - Year 2011


Olman Serrano, Coordinator of the Mountain Partnership Secretariat, delivered his message on the occasion of International Mountain Day 2011, noting that this year, IMD coincides with the International Year of Forests.


“A mountain without trees is like a house without electricity or without drinking water,” he said, explaining: “Forests and mountains, they live together.” The video message was recorded in the Rasht valley of Tajikistan, where pilot projects on solar power seek to avoid further deforestation.


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