Celebrating the International Mountain Day
On the occasion of the International Mountain Day, the Mountain Watch Group of the Alpine Club of Iran, will hold some meetings in various cities and will organize two climbs (on Alvand near Hamadan city, and on Siabisheh near Amol city) to draw public attention to the importance of mountain ecosystems. The Mountain Watch will also try to provide the press with articles and news regarding the mountain issues. In our meetings, we will have lectures and slide shows in which different problems of mountains like overgrazing, unsustainable development projects, none- responsible mountaineering and tourism will be discussed.
Mountains are home to 12% of the world’s population.
Sustainable mountain development is key to improve
the livelihood of these often poor and isolated people.
UN Photo/Kibae Park
This will be the seventh annual celebration of IMD in Iran, by the Mountain Watch. It is hoped that with this kind of activities, we step towards preserving our precious natural heritage, i.e. magnificent mountains.
For this year, we have chosen “Partnership Amongst Mountaineers; A Way to protection of Mountains” as the theme of the International Mountain Day. We will also introduce UN programs and themes on this occasion.
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