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#101672
2014-10-28

East Africa: Forum to Promote Sustainable Mountain Development Agenda in Africa Established

Arusha — The first Africa Mountains Regional Forum closed Friday at Ngurdoto Mountain Lodge in Arusha, Tanzania, and called upon African states to develop and implement mountain-specific policies and laws and mainstream sustainable mountain development in their national development agenda.

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#99912
2014-06-30

Great Himalayan National Park Made World Heritage Site

The Western Himalayas are a haven of sorts to numerous rare and threatened species of flora and fauna. The nine year long wait to help protect this haven finally ended a few days ago, when the Great Himalayan National Park Conservation Area (GHNPCA) was granted the World Heritage site status by ...

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#99494
2014-06-05

Risk posed by China mountain removal

China's campaign to bulldoze mountains to create land to build on could cause extensive environmental problems, scientists say.

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#98955
2014-05-06

Over-farming hits Himalayan wild plants

As global demand for medicinal remedies intensifies, Indian experts say many endemic species of wild medicinal plants from the Himalayas are being over-farmed. Some of the affected plants may never grow back they say.

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#98833
2014-04-30

China and Nepal agree to cooperate on mountain science

[KATHMANDU] China has agreed to share scientific knowledge with Nepal on the effects of climate and environmental changes on the Tibetan plateau in order to spur sustainable development.

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#98435
2014-04-09

Mountain Biodiversity of Manipur

Mountains have been described as islands of biodiversity surrounded by an ocean of monocultures and human-altered landscapes.

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#97845
2014-03-03

Mount Everest litter targeted by Nepalese authorities

Climbers will have to bring down 8kg of extra waste or face legal action as government tackles rubbish mountain in Himalayas

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#96666
2013-12-11

FAO calls for increased support for mountain family farming

11 December 2013, Rome - Securing land tenure, providing access to resources for mountain family farms, and improving basic infrastructure in mountain regions are among the key solutions to improving the livelihoods and food security of mountain and lowland communities, FAO said today.

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#95819
2013-10-04

The Himalayas' amazing biodiversity

Kamal Bawa's journey to understand and protect the biodiversity of the towering Himalayas began half a century ago, when he was young and traveling into the fabled mountain range's eastern foothills.

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#95220
2013-08-22

Things you did not know about `The roof of Africa`

Mount Kilimanjaro got its name from the Swahili words Kilima Njaro meaning “shining mountain”, as revealed on its famous ice cap at the top.

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#95146
2013-08-16

Sahyadris – Mountains of the Monsoon

The Sahyadris app is an immersive experience, which taps the full potential of the iPad as a story telling medium. It acts as a “showcase” for the Western Ghats, a mountain range found parallel to the western coast of southern India.

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#95092
2013-08-13

Geography in the News: Endangered Mountain Ecosystem

The continental ice sheets of the Pleistocene Epoch (ca. 2.6 million–11,700 years before present) did not reach what is now the southeastern United States. The colder climate in the higher Appalachians of North America during this period, however, supported plant communities that were quite diff ...

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#94987
2013-08-05

Alpine glaciers 'protect mountain peaks from erosion'

Instead of wearing mountains down, evidence from Europe's high Alps shows that glaciers shield summits from erosion, acting as a protective lid.

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#94305
2013-06-18

A walk in the clouds

Higher and still higher the road to Kodachadri rises through a landscape scorched by an uncharacteristically early onslaught of summer.

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#92767
2013-03-15

Into the unknown mountains of Cambodia: rare birds, rice wine, and talk of tigers

Ringed with forested mountains forming the borders with Laos and Vietnam, the northeast corner of Cambodia has been an intriguing blank spot among my extensive travels through the country.

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#92646
2013-03-08

After droughts and flood, project aims to preserve Sinai mountain gardens

Around St. Catherine’s Monastery, encircled by the high South Sinai mountains, lie hundreds of Bedouin gardens nested in the nearby wadis, or valleys. These gardens, which were initially built during the Byzantine period by monks, hermits and settlers from around the Mediterranean, have been the ...

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#91721
2013-01-09

Mountains Are Only Minor Contributors to Erosion and Climate Regulation

Jan. 7, 2013 — Though churning smokestacks, cud-chewing cows and gasoline-burning vehicles are contributing constantly to greenhouse gas emissions, there are also many processes that do the reverse, pulling molecules like carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere.

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#91191
2012-11-19

Himalayan Glaciers Will Shrink by Almost 10 Percent, Even If Temperatures Hold Steady

ScienceDaily (Nov. 15, 2012) — Come rain or shine, or even snow, some glaciers of the Himalayas will continue shrinking for many years to come.

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#90216
2012-09-14

Biodiversity pressures strain idyllic Alp

A remote and unspoiled area of the Alps is struggling to strike a balance between its livestock and native flora and fauna, as too much of one or the other can throw the ecosystem off kilter.

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#90148
2012-09-12

Everest Sherpas in glacial lake study warning

The Mount Everest region's Sherpas have said they are angry at the way studies of glaciers and glacial lakes have been conducted in recent years

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#90117
2012-09-11

Kenya to build 250-mile animal fence

NAIROBI, Kenya, Sept. 10 (UPI) -- Kenya has announced it will encircle Mount Kenya, Africa's second-highest peak and a World Heritage site, with an electric fence to keep wildlife from straying.

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#89619
2012-08-02

UNESCO Protection Crucial – and Controversial

BANGALORE, Jul 31 2012 (IPS) - It took six years for a dedicated team of scientists from the Wildlife Institute of India, wildlife officials from six Indian states and officials from the federal ministry to secure international protection for one of India’s most precious biological reserves.

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#89189
2012-07-11

Tracking Uganda's mountain gorillas

There are only 800 mountain gorillas left in the wild and half of them live in Uganda's forests. A biologist from Leipzig's Max Planck Institute has learned a lot about them by analyzing their feces.

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#88993
2012-06-27

Mountain ecosystems get boost from Rio+20

Rio+20 has disappointed most observers. But it has created opportunities for constructive work in a few areas, says Joydeep Gupta, writing on the website The Third Pole.

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#88030
2012-05-18

Himalayas warming faster, facing severe climate change impact: Study

NEW DELHI: A scientific study published on Wednesday revealed that the Himalayas, one of world's richest biodiversity zones, is warming faster than other parts of the globe.

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#87262
2012-04-17

Study: Glaciers in western Himalayas bucking global melting trend

(CNN) -- A heavily glaciated region of the Himalayas is bucking the trend of global ice loss and showing small signs of increasing in mass, according to a new study.

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#87214
2012-04-16

Some Asian glaciers 'putting on mass'

Some glaciers on Asia's Karakoram mountains are defying the global trend and getting thicker, say researchers.

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#87157
2012-04-12

Exclusive species found at higher altitudes

Researchers have long postulated that animal and vegetation species living in mountainous areas of high altitude are isolated, and thus much more exclusive. A new Spanish-German study substantiates this long-held theory, suggesting that altitude plays a key role in biodiversity.

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#87027
2012-04-03

Glaciologists to target third pole

With the health of the world’s highest glaciers in dispute, an international team is planning a long-term campaign to measure the vital signs of the ice atop Tibet and its surrounding mountains.

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#84338
2011-12-07

French Alpine glaciers in retreat

Glaciers in the French Alps have lost a quarter of their area in the past 40 years, according to new research.

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