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 improvethe 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  ... “Celebrating the International Mountain Day”

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