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MEPS is committed to the conservation and promotion of sustainable development of mountain ecosystems thereby ensuring the well-being of highland as well as lowland communities and safeguarding the integrity and cultural diversity of mountain societies.

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[2015-04-15] A Call For Action

Mountain Environment Protection Society (MEPS) has just started Crowd Funding to raise money needed for purchasing an office. Why we need your assistance???

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[2015-04-11] Mountain Week - EXPO2015 Milan, Italy, June 2015 / call for participation

The Italian Ministry for Environment Land and Sea has promoted the organization of the “Mountain Week” in the framework of EXPO 2015, to celebrate the role of the Mountains for food sustainability.

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[2015-04-04] Mountain Research and Development, Vol 35, No 1, available online and open access

Papers in this Open Issue explore how Indian farmers’ engagement in a pro-poor value chain can improve their benefits; how Peruvian periurban farmers’ preferences regarding urbanization can be captured; how European intergenerational practices can help in protected area management; and how a low-cost methodology to create digital elevation models can help remote Andean mountain areas.

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[2015-03-14] Course on “Food Security on Mountain Areas”

The eight IPROMO Course - the training programme on sustainable mountain development - jointly organized by the Mountain Partnership Secretariat at FAO and the University of Turin, Faculty of Agriculture - Department of Protection of Agroforestry Resources and Centre of Excellence "Mountain University" (DISAA) University of Milan, with the high patronage of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, will be held in June 2015.

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[2015-03-14] Mountain forest management conference - Abstract submission until 20 March

The conference will provide the opportunity to discuss the potentials and limitations of current and

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[2015-03-11] Respect the Mountains

Respect the Mountains is a newly established European organisation that creates awareness about mountain areas. The main goals are to promote sustainable mountain tourism and to draw attention to these unique areas.

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[2015-03-10] Map of Mountain Observatories - include your observatory!

As part of the MRI's Global Fair and Workshop in July 2014, a Google map has been set up with push pins for different mountain observatories around the world.

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[2015-03-09] Mount Kazbek-Kazbegi Nature Reserve (Georgia)

Kazbegi 8,707 ha (21507 acre) reserve was designated by the Soviet government in 1976 with the centerpiece Mt. Kazbek.

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[2015-03-08] International Mountain Day 2014 in Morocco

Morocco, in supporting International Mountain Day on December 11, organized a 3-day conference.

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[2015-03-08] World Heritage Watch; a new NGO

World Heritage Watch, as a new independent non-governmental organization, was founded in 2014. It promotes the preservation of the UNESCO World Heritage worldwide.

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