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About Mountain Biodiversity

  • What is mountain biodiversity
    Many mountain ecosystems are host to high species richness and levels of endemism. More »

  • Importance
    Mountain environments cover some 27 per cent of the world’s land surface, and directly support the 22 per cent of the world’s people who live within mountain regions. More »

  • What's the problem
    Pressures degrade mountain environments and affect the provision of ecosystem services and the livelihoods of people dependent upon them. More »

  • What needs to be done
    Parties should implement the programme of work on mountain biological diversity in the context of their national and sub-national priorities. More »

  • United Nations
  • United Nations Environment Programme