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International Mountain Day

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Besides deforestation and land degradation, unsustainable mountain exploration affects local water quality, and traditional foods produced in those areas. Photograph credit: Jarous /Shutterstock.com.

Date: December, 11th.

Observed: all U.N. members states.

Origin: United Nations General Assembly (2003).

Purpose: create awareness about the importance of mountains to life, to highlight the opportunities and constraints in mountain development and to build alliances that will bring positive change to mountain peoples and environments around the world.

Reference:


http://www.fao.org/forestry/internationalmountainday/en/

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