The Mountains Biome Blog

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Could you outrun a glacial lake outburst flood? Everest region uses the answer for climate change education

Posted on Friday, July 24, 2009 at 06:27PM by Registered CommenterLinda McMillan | Comments Off

The massive task of understanding and responding effectively to climate change can be crucial for peoples’ physical, economic, and cultural survival. But how can people with few resources tackle a task that large? During two days of events in June 2009, the innovative people of the Khumbu (Everest region) of Nepal showed the world how leveraging their special place and culture has helped them to start this task by making it educational, exciting, inclusive, and downright fun...

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CALL FOR PAPERS -- Mountain session at the World Forestry Congress

Posted on Thursday, July 2, 2009 at 10:16PM by Registered CommenterLinda McMillan | Comments Off

As The XIII World Forestry Congress (WFC) will take place in Buenos Aires (Argentina) from 18-23 October 2009. A session on mountains has been recently approved and included in the Congress Programme, and will take place on Friday 23 October. The session will last 1.5 hours and will be in addition to the two mountain side events being organized, one by the Argentinean Committee for Mountains and the other by CONDESAN, which will focus on the Mountain Partnership at global and Andean levels respectively. Also, in the context of the “Forests and Water” sessions, an entire slot will be devoted to watershed management. The new session on mountains will be inserted shortly in the official programme under section 3: “Forests in the service of people”.

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Dawa Steven Sherpa Focuses Global Attention on Climate Change Impacts in Mountain Regions

Posted on Tuesday, May 26, 2009 at 04:15PM by Registered CommenterLinda McMillan | Comments Off

his week our Mountain Protected Areas Network member Dawa Steven Sherpa of Nepal can celebrate two major victories: leading another innovative and impressive Eco-Everest Expedition to Mount Everest, and sharply focusing global attention on the urgent need to respond to the destructive impacts of climate change on the mountains of the world.

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